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Steve

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« on: July 18, 2010, 12:39:20 PM »

I installed a fluid damper on the 5.9 to try to dampen some of the vibrations.
 
Yeah Baby!  The fluid damper took out 90% of the engine vibrations.  It's probably more than the damper can handle.  I know where the problem is, I just haven't had to time to take the inspection shield out and grind some of the weight off the balancing weights.  I should have changed the torque converter.and gotten a factory balance on the 360.  I'm just going to drill the weights to off set the welding
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 03:49:20 PM »

Yeah..it is in the back of my mind.I will see once I get the engine running...when ever that is gonna be.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 05:43:27 PM »

I would just do it Lea.  You don't have to worry about that 42 year old rubber then.  Not to mention how smooth a balanced engine will be. . . .
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 03:04:08 AM »

Steve, on a serious note, this is one time I know you're wrong.  Sorry.  Remember back when  had a vibration in The Nyb  and it turned out to be the TC?  The first thing I thought of was to use a fluid damper and after researching it, I found out they do NOT smooth out vibrations. That is NOT the intended purpose of using one.  I can give you all the links if you want but you can google it yourself.  I think you are experiencing the placebo effect or you just really had a garbage damper to begin with.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 08:56:57 PM »

Why not run the B&M flex plate?  I used one on the 360 I put in the 70 sport fury, so I could still use the stock 70 904 and converter.  I initially didn't realize this was an issue and boy did that sucker shake!!  After the flex plate swap, and I didn't have to pull the tranny to do it either, all was smooth as ice.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 06:31:38 AM »

Yeah I hear ya Stan.  But it worked and that's what is important.  I just need to smooth it out some more.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 07:48:22 AM »

Close your eyes and pretend it's a Harley.

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 09:35:26 AM »

Potato potato potato....
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