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Old 12-30-2001, 01:36 PM
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I'm going to put a c-6 trany on my 52 flathead. Will I need a harmonic balancer ic so what part# or what engine can i get one off
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I answered on the other forum, but in case someone decides to search I'll post here as well.

As far as I know the flathead requires no harmonic balancer because it is internally balanced. Some guys have experiemented with them but the improvement has been very minor. There are a lot of flathead/auto combinations running around without them. Check with the guys who have firsthand experience at fordbarn.com on the early V8 forum.

You might want to consider using a C4 instead of that C6. HP usage is less than half as much in low gear.

Whatever you choose, good luck with your project!
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