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Harmonic balancer purchase lesson by trotterlg
Started on: 04-23-2014 11:43 PM
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Needed a new balancer, off to trusty Ebay I went. Here are two, both identical: Number one

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/230797894607?item=230797894607&viewitem=&vxp=mtr#ht_1335wt_1129]Number two


If you look at the numbers you see they are identical and both made by Dorman.

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Originally posted by trotterlg:

Needed a new balancer, off to trusty Ebay I went. Here are two, both identical: Number one

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/230797894607?item=230797894607&viewitem=&vxp=mtr#ht_1335wt_1129]Number two


If you look at the numbers you see they are identical and both made by Dorman.



one is in aussie $, probably in Australia, or being marketed to them.
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Aussie dollars aren't much different in value than US dollars. I deal with proff on a fairly regular basis. Parts for his Fieros, his Toyota Hilux diesel and his Jeep Liberty are ungodly expensive over there. I can get them, ship them with import duties and he still comes out at less than half price on most things. Things over there are just plain expensive.
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Originally posted by fierofool:

Aussie dollars aren't much different in value than US dollars. I deal with proff on a fairly regular basis. Parts for his Fieros, his Toyota Hilux diesel and his Jeep Liberty are ungodly expensive over there. I can get them, ship them with import duties and he still comes out at less than half price on most things. Things over there are just plain expensive.



I wasn't referring to the exchange rate, but that it's probably in Australia.
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That is sort of a bad example I used, but the point is that you can buy the exact same product for a very wide price range, the one I got cost $20.00 delivered, and I see the same ones many places for $75.00 to $100. Larry
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Report this Post04-24-2014 09:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
question: are the timing marks in the correct position as the fiero balancer, or does it have the marks of the Camaro/Firebird balancer?
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No, they will be in the wrong place, but I don't have markers on the timing cover I have, so I just made a little pointer and move it to point to the TDC mark when the #1 is at TDC, it is on this engine:

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hey! whatever works, right? as long as you got the tdc marked correctly. you can bump it back a little from there
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The machine shop I used put both on a shaft with a keyway. They lined up the tooling with the marks on the 2.8, clamped the unit to a milling machine and traveled the bed to cut marks in the new balancer. If the outer ring has slipped, this won't work, though.
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The last one I just put on the crank, put a stick in the spark plug hole and set it to TDC, then bolted the pointer to point at the mark. Larry
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Another balancer lesson, when transfering the marks, don't put the balancers face to face, it doesn't work.
Make sure they both face the same direction.
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