if ford made them for one year there might be a reason: it might be that
they had problems with them and then changed over to something different
the next year... bet a 83 will work on it... as far as that goes just
about any harmonic balancer will works.. its already balanced and just
trying to keep the balanced crankshaft more balanced(it that makes
sense??).... if it fits the shaft then thats all you need..do the holes
line up for any pulley that goes there????
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:25:38 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org
My bet is that some like Fluid Damper will have one for your
application. It is a performance piece and will obviously
be more expensive than an OEM but, if it's avaialble ...
There are also restorers that can rebuild almost any rubber
insert damper. I am curious to know how it is different
from any other 5.0L designated engine. It is almost
unheardof for Ford to simpy drop something like that with no
replacement. I think I would look for an old timer parts
man who is willing to trace the part numbers. You may also
ask them to check the network for an NOS one laying on
another dealer's shelf somewhere. If you could get a
salvage yard guy to look it up in his Hollander Manual, it
will probably have a replacement number listed which you may
also be able to get through Ford. Even if you had to buy an
old junker from him for a few bucks to get the info, it may
be worth it.
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