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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe it was a manufacturing defect, not sure. However, the new balancer lined up perfectly.
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Glad you got it sorted out. Sorry to hear about your leg. Best wishes to a speedy recovery

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Glad you got it sorted out. Sorry to hear about your leg. Best wishes to a speedy recovery
Thank you sir. I appreciate it. The dang cast has changed my winter plans for sure, but hasn't stopped me. Been spending a few hours each weekend working, crutches and all. My father-in-law fixed me up with a bar stool so I just slid right up next to the engine stand.
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What about the bar? Did he include that with the stool?

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What about the bar? Did he include that with the stool?
Ha ha! He sure would. He, my bro-in-law and myself built us a nice new garage at his place. We have the beer fridge already. He keeps his Grey Goose and my Crown in stock all the time! I just have to be careful, too many beverages make the crutches even harder to use for some reason!
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Maybe it was a manufacturing defect, not sure. However, the new balancer lined up perfectly.

You lost me here. Did you return the new balancer that was 9* off and get another new balancer?
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You lost me here. Did you return the new balancer that was 9* off and get another new balancer?
I did not return it as I have painted it to match my engine. Honestly, good or bad, I started buying parts last summer a few at a time. Especially things you wouldn't think would cause a problem like plugs, thermostat, balancers etc. to spread out and lesson the $$ blow when rebuilding this fall. At that time, I was under the impression that my engine was the original 289 as that is what the PO told me, the badges all say 289 etc. My block is actually a 1969 302 block according to the castings. Had 302 heads and even confirmed it had a stock 302 crank.

The balancer I ordered was for a 1966 289. I ordered another the other day for a 1969 302. The 302 unit lined up perfectly the way the old unit I replaced did. The 289 balancer was way off as stated. So, either there is a difference in the balancers for the two engines (everything I read said no difference) or the timing marks on the 289 unit were incorrect.

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