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Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? #1189408 Fri Nov 04 2016 02:11 AM
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I'm in need of a new or reman balancer for my '55 235 with the 1/2" belt, as mine self destructed when the rivet's let go on the pulley. I've had it checked out, the pulley is toast, so repairing/reriveting it is not an option. Anyone know of a good source that isn't grossly overpriced?


Bill Burmeister
Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189412 Fri Nov 04 2016 02:31 AM
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Bill,

I do not know first-hand about new/remanufactured 235/261 harmonic balancers.

I'd try to buy a good used one (Swap Meet) with correct diameter and groove.

DamperDudes sells something with two grooves for $228
PART # CH235-4
Is this grossy overpriced?
I'd check out the pulley diameter and groove/belt width.


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Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189420 Fri Nov 04 2016 03:13 AM
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For the 2 groove, that's not bad, as it seems to be the going rate. But the single groove that they have listed is almost $300 without a core (they're actually one of the lower priced ones I've found), which unfortunately, mine isn't usable for a core. I will admit, I'm also trying to keep the costs down as much as possible, as I've only been at my new job for just over 6 weeks after being unemployed for a year and half. I'm basically just trying to see if there's other sources I haven't found yet.
I'll post in the Swap Meet Parts Wanted once I get the dimensions.


Bill Burmeister
Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189429 Fri Nov 04 2016 04:30 AM
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Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189436 Fri Nov 04 2016 04:56 AM
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Ways to tell if a used damper is past its "sell by" date:
The damper’s rubber ring will naturally decay with age, mileage, exposure to hot chemicals, vibration, ozone, and ultra-violet light, and become unsuitable for even a stock engine.
Visible signs of damage and potential failure include:
the rubber is partially missing
the rubber is discolored gray or “chalky”
the rubber has surface cracking
the rubber has been partially extruded
the damper rim is dented or bent
If you can rotate the outer rim on its hub more than a few degrees with a strap wrench &c., it’s gone.
If the ID is galled, or the opening is bell-mouthed it may be stretched and won't be a tight fit on your crank nose.

Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189443 Fri Nov 04 2016 07:35 AM
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I thought there were a few of you who were using 292 balancers that had been shortened and had the inner pulley turned off..? I am considering doing this, as my balancer is toast.


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Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189447 Fri Nov 04 2016 12:43 PM
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I used a new 292 balancer on a 302, seems like I had to slightly shorten it, too, ID was OK. Often wondered how engine specific balancers are! There are modern balancers with modern innards made for every engine.

Ed

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Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189508 Fri Nov 04 2016 09:42 PM
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I have two sent you a PM you can have one.


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Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189514 Fri Nov 04 2016 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LONGBOX55
For the 2 groove, that's not bad, as it seems to be the going rate. But the single groove that they have listed is almost $300 without a core (they're actually one of the lower priced ones I've found), which unfortunately, mine isn't usable for a core. I will admit, I'm also trying to keep the costs down as much as possible, as I've only been at my new job for just over 6 weeks after being unemployed for a year and half. I'm basically just trying to see if there's other sources I haven't found yet.
I'll post in the Swap Meet Parts Wanted once I get the dimensions.


I feel your employment pain. Jeffrey

Re: Good source for a 235 harmonic balancer? [Re: LONGBOX55] #1189533 Sat Nov 05 2016 01:47 AM
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I make 2-groove stovebolt balancers with all new parts for approximately $100.00 parts cost plus some machining time.
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