226 Harmonic Balancer

aquawilly54

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Sep 21, 2009
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Hey all,
Just thought i'd throw some info out this morning. I know I saw a couple of postings a while back concerning HB's, so I thought I'd fill you in on mine. Ya'll know I acquired a second engine to use and found out it wasn't usable, so now it's a choice, of which one is going to the machine shop for it's once over. Either way, since it's going to be balanced, I chose the worse of the two HB's to send off for refurbishment. I sent it to the Damper Doctor in Redding CA. The turn around was fairly quick. From the time I sent it to the time I received it back here in Missouri, less than two weeks. I wouldn't say it looks brand new, but it's definitely straight and true, so i'm ok with it. I'm just hoping the timing marks are in the right spot. :roll: Here's the before and after. If you take a good look at the back side, you'll note that the outer part of the balancer had definitely slipped. Look at the spoke with raise lettering in relation to the dimple. This is a common problem with these items. I'm considering it, money well spent.
Steve
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Good information :thumbup:

Especially nice for me is the fact that the shop you used is in Redding.
 
aquawilly54 said:
...I sent it to the Damper Doctor in Redding CA...

Mind if I as how much they charged to refurb the damper?

Pete
 
Pete,
Including the cost of shipping, both ways, the total bill came to $170. I used a flat rate postal box @ $10 and they used UPS, @ $14, so roughly $145 for them to fix it up.
Steve
 
aquawilly54 said:
Pete,
Including the cost of shipping, both ways, the total bill came to $170. I used a flat rate postal box @ $10 and they used UPS, @ $14, so roughly $145 for them to fix it up.
Steve

Thanks for the info, I may need to do the same thing with mine...

Pete
 
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