C.A.T. Fluiddamper?

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    SWED67barracuda Well-Known Member

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    HI. Have you any experience or info on these harmonic balancers , Very low priced. C.A.T # HBF 318 . I saw something on a ford page and they mostly said Crap .
     
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    Hellrats Still wrenching after all these years FABO Gold Member

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    I ran that same Fluid Damper for years on a circle track car and never had any problem.
     
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      pishta I know I'm right....

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      I got one in chrome, looks great. Fit and finish is A1 (tight as F on the crank snout though) get the 135 ft/lb torque wrench out. Its a heavy mofo and thick as a phone book. They say the intertia ring 'floats' so its not really rotational weight...Yeah, OK.
       
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      I got one with a 340 i bought ,and yes.it seems to be a very tight fit in the crank. Guess it's ok to use then. Thanks for input
       
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      I have a brand new one never run that i would let go of, if anyone is intrested im sure we could make us both a good deal on it?
       
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      if its to tight run a small ball hone thru it all them aftermarket balancers need to be fit .
       
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      Brand new is mine too.
       
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      I bought a CAT Mopar flywheel that was drilled incorrectly... never again. BTW... CAT became ProComp which is now Speedmaster. They are trying to hide their past failures.
       
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        Didnt know that....Catpep is still in Chino, Procomp is straight outta Compton. Speedmaster is in Rialto...? I think Catpep still makes alot of stuff that is rebranded with anyones logo. But they still have an AOL email address? Holy smoke signals Batman!
         
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          Take a peek at this thread from Speedtalk... it's about Speedmaster aluminum blocks but also talks about ProComp/Speedmaster parts. These guys are mostly engine builders and racers. They know of what they speak.

          Speedmaster aluminum block - Page 2 - Speed Talk
           
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            Interesting page and site.Thanx.