396 Harmonic Balancer Install Question
I am putting my 396 back together after the cam install. I purchased a new stock balancer and a balancer install tool. I installed it last night, but I want to make sure it is on all the way. I am using another timing cover because my other one did not have a timing indicator on it. This one has "40 69" stamped on it. I am a little concerned that the balancer was not on all the way. The front of the balancer did not end flush with the crank snout, but after looking at the "original" balancer, it also has wear that stops short the same distance as the current balancer. The timing indicator is not over the balancer. And, the back looks like there is a lot of space between the balancer and the timing cover. I did mock up the water pump and pulley and the water pump pulley and the balancer pulley line up dead-nuts. I think I'm good but wanted some feedback. Hope this is not another "1965/66 Block only" difference.
1969 SS 396 X66 - RS Conversion - Paint Code 71-LeMans Blue