Fordmods Logo

harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:43 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 77

Joined: 12th May 2011

Ride: Ford Falcon EL

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Hi guys,
Hope someone can help me with the following:
I have pulled apart a 302 windsor of an EL. I have replaced all seals gaskets and what not. Fitted some gt40p's whilst at it and a cobra intake. Now to the good part: the harmonic balancer is shot. Was looking around on summitracing for a new one, thinking it would be cheaper. I am jowever not sure what to get. So a 4 bolt one - check. Imbalance -err is that also important to know for the balancer or is the 50oz meant for the flywheel? Internal or externally balanced - internally, right? Errr.
if anyone could help - awesome.
Next thing is, how do I know whether I have put the flywheel on correctly. I am assuming it needs to go on a certain way for the balance to be ok? If only I had marked the f*****r. If it was an I6 I would have been a star, but since its my first 302 windsor....

not 100 related, what brand headgaskets is better: felpro, victor reinz or ACL? Its for the gt40p's, it will be N/A. So compsite would be ok hey? But what brand?

Cheers guys! Much appreciated!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

The original equipment gaskets are Felpro ones.....seen it with me own eyes back in the day.
Depending on what flexplate and harmonic balancer you get, may as well get the rotating mass balanced together....that way, there are no fvck-ups.

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:15 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 77

Joined: 12th May 2011

Ride: Ford Falcon EL

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

cjh wrote:
The original equipment gaskets are Felpro ones.....seen it with me own eyes back in the day.
Depending on what flexplate and harmonic balancer you get, may as well get the rotating mass balanced together....that way, there are no fvck-ups.


Just wanting to stay with the stock equipment. Its not going to be a rev monster so not planning on getting a new flywheel. Just need a new harmonic balancer. The only thing that worries me is is putting the flywheel in the right way. I heard you can put it in wrong and have the engine vibrating all over the shop.

Cheers for letting me know about the gaskets. Felpro composite it is!

Cheers!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1938

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Gallery: 31 images

Ride: G6E TURBO

Location: THE DRUITT
NSW, Australia

I had to replace the balancer on my EB and purchased it from summit, have a read if your wanting to do OEM http://www.fordmods.com/post1353597.html#p1353597

 

_________________

MEMBER 1390

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 41

Posts: 4629

Joined: 23rd Nov 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 5.0 AU's and 5.0 Maverick

Power: 139 rwkw

Location: Sydney West
NSW, Australia

The drilling on the flywheel is slightly offset.
It will only go on one way.
If you don't have it the correct way you cannot get all the bolts in.

 

_________________

xr6turnip wrote:
More people paid for a ride in a VT commodore then an AU Falcon so the VT is superior.
Based on that fact my Mum is the best around!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 790

Joined: 18th Mar 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Matt_jew wrote:
The drilling on the flywheel is slightly offset.
It will only go on one way.
If you don't have it the correct way you cannot get all the bolts in.


yeh second that... I've only mucked around with Clevelands and that's the go with them...looks like windsors have the same?

 

_________________

351 4V XB Coupe running LPG

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:13 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 77

Joined: 12th May 2011

Ride: Ford Falcon EL

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Thanks for all the replies! Very helpful! Guess I should have mucked around a bit more before googling and getting all confused... just checked and it does only fit one way... feel a bit like a retard now. :oops: Lol. Also thanks about the balancer info. It was the same balancer I found of summit, so I guess its a goer for the order! Can't wait for early christmas! :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer and flexplate on el v8 302 windsor
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:08 am 
EFI Guru
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 4289

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 28 images

Ride: 351 Vogue,XH 5.0,'17 5.0 Stang

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

5.0 Falcon engines are all 50oz.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:01 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names