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[C2] Original Harmonic Balancer - Black or Orange?

 
Old 07-09-2019, 01:41 AM
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Original Harmonic Balancer - Black or Orange?

Was sent to Damper Doctor for a rebuild....did a nice job with it. Came back black.

Do we know what's correct black or orange?


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Originally Posted by silver837 View Post
Orange
Balancer painted along with engine at the engine factory.

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He most likely painted it black so that you could choose your favorite shade of Chevy engine orange
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Originally Posted by leif.anderson93 View Post
He most likely painted it black so that you could choose your favorite shade of Chevy engine orange

Makes sense , thanks all
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When you paint it orange, make sure there is no black showing on the back side. Should be over spray orange/bare metal.

The periscope peepers will dock you a couple of points. Or will they?
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When you paint it orange, make sure there is no black showing on the back side. Should be over spray orange/bare metal.

The periscope peepers will dock you a couple of points. Or will they?
Depends on my attitude that day.............some days I am grumpier than others.



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But, but, but, but,,,,,,,,,,, your attitude could be the difference between a blue ribbon and a (horrors) red ribbon!
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But, but, but, but,,,,,,,,,,, your attitude could be the difference between a blue ribbon and a (horrors) red ribbon!
Just bump the starter until that black goes away
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Black is the New Orange.
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Original Harmonic Balancer

OP, that appears to be the SHP deep-finned balancer, same as for my L76.

Question: I'm (slowly) reassembling my engine and while my balancer appears fine, what caused you to have yours rebuilt? Was the timing mark slipping out of alignment with the woodruff keyway?
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Originally Posted by Easy Rhino View Post
OP, that appears to be the SHP deep-finned balancer, same as for my L76.

Question: I'm (slowly) reassembling my engine and while my balancer appears fine, what caused you to have yours rebuilt? Was the timing mark slipping out of alignment with the woodruff keyway?
The original engine was left abandoned in a barn and hasn't run since 1980. It was time to rebuild. Considering the age and state, the engine rebuilder recommended having the rubber membrane replaced due to potential dry rot which could have made it get out of balance or caused it to tear apart.
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Originally Posted by jsans View Post
The original engine was left abandoned in a barn and hasn't run since 1980. It was time to rebuild. Considering the age and state, the engine rebuilder recommended having the rubber membrane replaced due to potential dry rot which could have made it get out of balance or caused it to tear apart.
Cool, thanks.

Gotta think that even though mine came off a running engine, and appears to be fine, that having this done might save a more painful repair later down the line.
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