Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
This is good information, thanks for taking the time to write it up. I'm reluctant to part with my original damper because it was balanced for the rest of my engine, and after speaking with my machinist, it seems more than salvageable.
You are quite right. Unless the steel shank is trashed, you are usually better off having new rubber in your old balancer.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.