|Originally posted by edfiero:|
Thanks guys. I am going to order the alumimum gear and see how that works out. Found one pretty cheap on ebay.
Orge, I am thinking about getting the ATI Super Damper to add as a balancer. Do you think this is a good choice? Will I still be able to run the stock 84 pulley with the balancer on there ? I assume the balancer would be the same thickness as the stock hub but no way to know unless someone has been there and done that.
ATI seems to get more favorable reviews than the Fluiddamper.
Next I'll probably be posting on how to install these gears. I've seen the threads about how to PULL them off, but haven't seen much about the install. Hopefully I'll be able to pop the gears in the toaster oven for 20 minutes, and be good to go with a couple whacks of a rubber or plastic mallet. With garage down around 30 degrees and toaster fried gears, that will make for a nice temperature differential.
damper... likely no. the OE hub bolts inside the pulley. I think Damper is too big to mount the same.
(87+ damper is
the crank pulley for this reason to replace OE pulley that is one piece.)
Different crank pulley? You would need to change many things but problem is no room to move the belt out because pulleys could hit the car frame and strut tower.
Likely because my cave and GM TSB doc's covers installing for years.
Hitting the gear to mount on cam is a very bad plan.
You can break things, blow out cam cover on trans side of engine, etc. That "washer" and mounting bolts are the only thing that locates the cam and gear in/on the engine block.