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Author Topic:   ENGINE BALANCING
fridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted April 24, 2001 01:42 AM
I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I am starting to run short on funds and I wanted to know how important Balancing the engine is. I am planning on running the engine around 6,200-6,500 rpm.
I know it is important but could i possibly go without it. It is a 355.
thanks

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted April 24, 2001 07:28 AM
I personally balance any motor that I want to be able run for a long length of time.
I do have one motor that is not balanced and ran it for a few races at the rpm you mentioned with no problems, but it was built as a short life engine also.

widebody
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted April 30, 2001 04:48 PM
pay now or pay later!!

dirt mod 70
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted April 30, 2001 08:04 PM
if you run a motor unbalanced, your nutz!!
i would wait till i could afford to balance it rather than throw away a good motor for 200.00 not spent on balancing. spend the money now and have a motor for a long time...if you dont...expect it to launch in a couple nights!! bet you cant afford that!!!

bbracer17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted June 13, 2001 09:35 PM
If your running short on funds then you probably have a cast crank and stock rods. Definitely balance your motor. It only costs me $125 to balance mine, and I'm sure nobody would charge over $200.

fridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted June 13, 2001 09:58 PM
Well, I went and spent the money, at first i was told it would be 200 by the engine guy but then it went to 400 dollars but they had to put alot of mallory in it so its understandable, hope it makes a differences in both performance and engine life, by the way i am using a scat cast crank, eagle rods, and speed pro cast pistons. next year i will not make the mistake, i will by an eagle rotating assembly balanced with a steel crank. thanks for the replys they helped

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