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    There is a pretty serious discussion about a torsional damper (rubber front pulley) made in New Zealand on the ***** **** that is way over my head. Maybe some of you engine builders can have a look and comment.

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    It is used on modern engines to help take out vibration just like your modern engine has simple as that would be a good thing to add if it does not add more issues than it fixes kind of like a lot of drugs.

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      If your timing is not overadvanced you will not have any vibration.
      There are space issues with the damper, and if you can manage to get one on there, you may have trouble getting a fan belt on there. And since I consider the damper to be a bandaid to the real problem of advance, you will still be hammering at your bearings and pistons.
      Feel free to stop by my shop and I can demonstrate this waaay easier than it is to type it!

      I can relay this info because we had a customer who insisted he have us install a damper. It was a total disaster. You would never be able to change out a fan belt on the side of the road.

      This was years ago before I was more saavy to this timing advance issue, which is one of the nuances of an A, where it is almost impossible to hear ping. Today I would simple tell the guy his timing was all messed up and to forget the damper
      Last edited by tbirdtbird; 11-24-2017, 11:20 AM.

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      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        I agree Tbird mine is just fine the way it is.

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