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ohiodirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 03, 2003 07:40 PM
o.k. here goes:
has anyone tried to degree a harmonic balancer? couldn't you find opposite 0 deg. tdc. and then measure halfway around your marks and mark 90 deg. and 270 deg. keep splitting etc. etc. i'm really not skilled in this area, but have a basic understanding and wonder if this is how it's done. how in the world can they sell one size timing tape and it fit so many different diameter balancers??????????

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted April 03, 2003 08:35 PM
You would really have to be careful and get it right or else you will be off real easy.The best way to do this is with a degree wheel but it is very time consuming to make EVERY mark,i'd just make the marks you absolutely have to have.

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted April 03, 2003 09:19 PM
You can buy a timing "tape" that corresponds with the outer diameter of your balancer. Just line it up with the TDC mark and transfer the other marks. Mr. Gasket makes them. I would check the balancer first to determine if the TDC mark is true.

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted April 03, 2003 10:04 PM
summit sells a sweet cover any color your want that just bolts over a stock balancer for 19.99.

they are acurate as heck, i just put it on and check it.

jj

ohiodirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 04, 2003 06:34 AM
thanks guys... the timing tape stumps me. how can they make one size timing tape for different size balancers? they would be inaccurate if your balancer was a different circumference.

racer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted April 04, 2003 07:10 AM
there is a different tape for each
size of ballancer

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted April 04, 2003 09:12 PM
"corresponds with the outer diameter of your balancer"
That's what I meant by this statement. If you have a 6 3/4" balancer, buy the corresponding tape. 8" balancer get an 8" tape. Didn't mean to make it confusing.

ohiodirt
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 04, 2003 10:28 PM
i gottcha. only saw one size and thought... how the heck would thatbe accurate, but now i see. thanks fellas

stockcar5
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted April 05, 2003 11:06 AM
i degreed mine at tdc and every 90 degrees to set valves and i degreed my base 34 degrees of timing. i did it using strips of sheet aluminum that i could cut to length, a digital caliper, and the formula in the toolbox. seemed to work real well.

luke

#28
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 154
posted April 06, 2003 02:02 PM
Check out the toolbox on this website. It has a calculator for timing marks. Then you can thank Jammin for putting it on there.

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