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Post  garys gt on July 30th 2014, 2:21 pm

do the ati balancers need the spacer like the i/w balancers ? i am trying pick out a balancer for a 557. from what i have read ati, ford racing, and i/w are all good products. i noticed ati had a few different balancers. some were little over 6" o.d. and some little over 7" o.d. so what is the benefit of one over the other ? also noticed they had 3 bolt holes for the pulley.  dont most ford pulleys have 4 bolts. or was that a generic picture.

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Post  norm on July 30th 2014, 6:34 pm

I believe the three bolt pattern will use big Chevy pulleys and it will still use the spacer.
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Post  Lem Evans on July 30th 2014, 6:42 pm

garys gt wrote:do the ati balancers need the spacer like the i/w balancers ? i am trying pick out a balancer for a 557. from what i have read ati, ford racing, and i/w are all good products. i noticed ati had a few different balancers. some were little over 6" o.d. and some little over 7" o.d. so what is the benefit of one over the other ? also noticed they had 3 bolt holes for the pulley.  dont most ford pulleys have 4 bolts. or was that a generic picture.

The I.W. unit for the std long snout are 4 bolt.....the ones for the shorter Boss style snout are 3 bolt chevy patterns.

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Post  cool40 on July 30th 2014, 6:43 pm

Is your crank stock long snout or short? Belt drive or chain?
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Post  garys gt on July 30th 2014, 6:53 pm

cool40 wrote:Is your crank stock long snout or short? Belt drive or chain?
timing chain and it's a probe rotating assembly (crank is built by scat i believe) so I think it's long but not sure. Haven't got it out of the box yet.

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Post  garys gt on July 30th 2014, 7:13 pm

So the spacer is used with all of the balancers ? What is the reason for 6" and 7" diameter balancer ?  Bigger balancer absorb more ?

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 30th 2014, 7:32 pm

Mine is a 7" ATI

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Post  kim on July 30th 2014, 7:42 pm

Pump and accessory clearance, crank triggers, an option for options....

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Post  Mike R on July 30th 2014, 7:46 pm

Those I/W's sure are pretty

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Post  garys gt on July 30th 2014, 7:57 pm

Do all of the balancers take a after market timing pointer ? Or can a factory pointer be used ?

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Post  Lem Evans on July 30th 2014, 8:04 pm

garys gt wrote:So the spacer is used with all of the balancers ? What is the reason for 6" and 7" diameter balancer ?  Bigger balancer absorb more ?

The I.W. short snout dampers do not use a spacer...the only one that I'm aware of that does not .

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Post  garys gt on July 30th 2014, 8:32 pm

Are all the neutral balance spacers the same other than material there made from ?

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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on July 30th 2014, 8:44 pm

With the IW long snout can you use the factory spacer or does it have to be shortened?
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Post  bbf-falcon on July 30th 2014, 8:45 pm

very similar.

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Post  kim on July 30th 2014, 8:45 pm

garys gt wrote:Are all the neutral balance spacers the same other than material there made from ?

Yes. And don't fear the aluminum.... searched high and low to get a "iron" spacer. Aint worth the headache.

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Post  Lem Evans on July 30th 2014, 8:49 pm

SandHillsHillbilly wrote:With the IW long snout can you use the factory spacer or does it have to be shortened?

Needs to be 2.300"....shorter than the stock ~ 2.750".

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 31st 2014, 12:05 am

kim wrote:
garys gt wrote:Are all the neutral balance spacers the same other than material there made from ?

Yes.  And don't fear the aluminum....  searched high and low to get a "iron" spacer.   Aint worth the headache.

I agree,they are just what they are "spacers".

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Post  69F100 on July 31st 2014, 1:50 am

Lem Evans wrote:
SandHillsHillbilly wrote:With the IW long snout can you use the factory spacer or does it have to be shortened?

Needs to be 2.300"....shorter than the stock ~ 2.750".

Lem will FE spacer work they are shorter than the 385 stock I am not sure how much?
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Post  Lem Evans on July 31st 2014, 10:37 am

FE would be too long.

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Post  460pulling on July 31st 2014, 12:16 pm

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