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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Weights
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rick howerton on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:47 pm:

What do you all think of adding counter weights on the crank shaft?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:58 pm:

Doesn't sound very correct.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rick howerton on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:16 pm:

Trying to stop vibs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By rick howerton on Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:19 pm:

Trying to stop vibs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 02:01 am:

I have never used them. Some people think they help. Some people think that they do not help enough to be worth the potential risk.
To be done properly, the crank must be excellent to begin with. They have to be carefully fitted to the crank. Very carefully installed. Then properly balanced. By the time you have done all that? You are halfway to buying a new crankshaft from a reputable builder with weights made as one with the crank.

Years ago, I saw a friend's engine after a bolt-on counter weight came off while the engine was running. Just something to think about.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 06:31 am:

I have a set of the original Dunn counterweights on the '14. They won't come loose if installed properly. In my case the castle nuts are safety wired.

You can have the engine balanced with Mallory metal on the flywheel. It is a more effective solution with fewer parts and less weight.


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