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Old 10-21-2012, 05:06 PM
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What you are describing is indeed an oil filled vibration dampener (harmonic balancer). I don't recall on on a car, but I don't have any experience with pre-war cars (except a few Model As). I recall reading about oil filled ones, but modern models use a silicone fluid. This is the main manufacturer:
The Original Fluidampr
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