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doomer

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Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:40:28 PM »
I'm having my engine rebuilt for my 69Z and need to decide on the harmonic balancer. This is not a concourse car, but I try to keep it as original as my budget allows with particular attention to appearance.

I am looking at these two.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Professional+Products/428/80010/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710581559&catargetid=1784162075&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKDWhsGn3bgCFcOe4Aod6HMAZg

http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-crankshaft-harmonic-balancer-302ci-1969.html

Obviously one looks more 'original' than the other. Does this make much of a difference? One is much more expensive than the other, and I am not sure just how noticeable this will be. Thoughts?

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Re: Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 03:23:33 AM »
If you want it to look original, here is a GM service replacement.....

     http://www.classicmuscle.com/p-5568-302-gm-replacement-part.aspx
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Re: Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 05:13:51 PM »
I'm having my engine rebuilt for my 69Z and need to decide on the harmonic balancer. This is not a concourse car, but I try to keep it as original as my budget allows with particular attention to appearance.

I am looking at these two.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Professional+Products/428/80010/10002/-1?CAWELAID=1710581559&catargetid=1784162075&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKDWhsGn3bgCFcOe4Aod6HMAZg

http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-crankshaft-harmonic-balancer-302ci-1969.html

Obviously one looks more 'original' than the other. Does this make much of a difference? One is much more expensive than the other, and I am not sure just how noticeable this will be. Thoughts?

You don't want the first one (the 6.1" one) - the 302 requires the heavy 8" balancer; the GM replacement most outfits sell will work fine, and will look pretty much original with the pulleys installed. The GM original is much more expensive, and has the face ribs that run all the way out to the edge of the hub.
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Re: Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 05:51:09 PM »
You don't want the first one (the 6.1" one) - the 302 requires the heavy 8" balancer; the GM replacement most outfits sell will work fine, and will look pretty much original with the pulleys installed. The GM original is much more expensive, and has the face ribs that run all the way out to the edge of the hub.

Thanks, John and all, I'll probably go with the one from Rick's.

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Re: Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 10:18:23 PM »
Why not buy an original and get it rebuilt? I do have one but I can't bring myself to sell it :(

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Re: Harmonic Balancer - 1969 Z/28
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2013, 11:19:53 PM »
I do have one but I can't bring myself to sell it :(
Most people that own original 7708M balancers feel the same, that's why you rarely see them for sale.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP