Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: S.E. Wyo & Coastal Ala
400 SBC external balancing
A question for you 400 guys. In my search for a set of IF wheels for my 69, which I found, I have run into 3 400 SBC engines. 2 are , I believe, 511 blocks with 4speeds in mid 70's gmc 2500 series pu and 1 is 509 block that was pulled running from I believe he said a 72 caprice. How much envolvement does the harmonic balancer and/or flywheel have to do with the external balancing?
Can I use either of the motors and just put my flywheel clutch/pp on them or is original flexsplate/flywheel part of the external balancing. How about the original harmonic balancers.
I need to keep this a resonable built as I am semi retired and take home about a grand a month less than I did few months ago. But I'm loving it. I have a life again and a revived interest in finishing my dream for my car. I need to get a 5 speed in it. That will probably come before the motor but I,ve got an engine stand and can store the engine till next year.Just trying to get a few ducks in a row before buying one of these engines. Thanks Jim In Cheyenne.
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