I am building a 406 for my car. It is internally balanced. What brand balancer should I buy? I don't want to spend the money for a Fluidamper if I don't need to but don't want to have a failure like Doug did. I want an SFI approved balancer.
Thanks for any advice.
67 RS, 406 small block, TKO600, Moser 12-bolt (3.73)
Summit's own brand Balancers are on sale. Last I looked anyway. They are good quality and made in Austrailia. PowerBond is another good one. Stay away from Jegs' own brand, made in China. Dorman is also crap.
My opinion ATI is the best balancer, and BHJ is good as well. But like Royce points out you don't need a high dollar damper necessarily, unless you are turning a bunch of rpms.
I bought a Pioneer Sfi balancer and it was a real nice piece and very reasonable. If you plan to keep the rpms under 6500 or so I would go that route myself.
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.