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Dampening Engine Vibration with Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are incredibly important yet often overlooked. We visited the world of harmonic dampers six years ago. (Read: Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers.) It’s time for a refresh. Years […]


Remove and Install Harmonic Dampers Easily with the Right Tools

Harmonic dampers are typically press-fit and next-to-impossible to properly remove and install without the right tools. You might get away with yanking one off with a common three-jaw puller, but […]

1966 Ford F-100 short bed pickup

Mailbag: Curing Unwanted Vibration in a 5.0L-Powered ’66 F-100 Pickup

Q: Help! I have a 1966 Ford F-100 pickup with a transplanted 5.0L from a 1991 Mustang and the following mods: Ford Performance cam (220° duration/.498″ lift), Airflow Research CNC-ported 185 […]

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Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Breakup at Highway Cruising Speeds (& Broken Dampers, Too)!

Q: I have a 1973 Ford Ranchero. It has a stock 302 engine with a two-barrel carburetor, a C-4 transmission, and an open-type rear axle with 3.08 gears (I think). The […]

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Mailbag: How to Read the Timing Marks on Small Block Ford Balancers

Q: I’ve purchased a new harmonic balancer for the small block in my 1965 Mustang. There are three separate sets of degree marks on the balancer. Which should I use to […]

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Video: An In-Depth Look at Summit Racing LS Harmonic Balancers

Watch this video and learn the ins and outs of Summit Racing Street & Strip® Bracket Racer SFI Harmonic Dampers for LS engine applications. These particular harmonic balancers were designed with bracket racers in […]

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Balancing Act: A Guide to Harmonic Dampers and Balancers

There’s a lot of confusion about harmonic balancers. Heck, we can’t even agree on the proper name. Is it a balancer or a damper (we tend to lump them all […]

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Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers

Some call it a harmonic balancer. Others refer to it as a harmonic damper. Whatever you call it, that big chunk of metal hanging off the crankshaft snout of your engine is essential to […]