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Author Topic:   crank question
posted September 25, 2003 11:13 PM
i'm dealing with a ford 2.3 engine. it is a 180 degree crank.
can you remove the counter weights from the crank and not wreak havoc on the guy doing the balancing?
any info or personal experiences NEEDED

posted September 30, 2003 09:20 AM
Even the smallest change could cause huge problems. I haven't done a 4 cyl, but have done several 350's and a couple Ford 3.8 V6's. Just changing from 5.7 rods & LW pistons to 6.0 rods and LW pistons in the 350's required several steel slugs in the crank and several more holes in the counterweights. In the 3.8, going from pressed piston pins to LW floating pins required 2 mallory metal slugs and several more holes. So... I wouldn't do to much without talking to the guy doing the balancing.

posted September 30, 2003 10:41 PM
we have done it. the crank has to be rebalanced but it is very short lived. It will run until it goes boom. usually about one good night before it pops

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