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Post  kapie9969 on October 7th 2018, 12:48 pm

I want to build a fresh engine and am wondering if I get a .040 bore do I need the engine balanced? Otherwise, it's many new parts and a mild cam to go with a slightly modified exhaust.

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Post  69F100 on October 7th 2018, 2:21 pm

What is it going in and how are you going to use it. It is better to have it balanced will help bearings last longer. But I have just had the block bored and put new pistons in on rebuild and not balanced on a street engine. My 69 f100 when i built it 12 years ago I put .040 pistons mild cam in it never been a problem but it is only street driven. It only sees 5500 rpm at times. My Ranger I had it balanced but it is drag racing only and gets turned 7200 rpm. If you are buying new crank,rod  and  pistons get them balanced.
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Post  kapie9969 on October 7th 2018, 3:12 pm

My truck is used for towing and hauling water. Nothing radical. My truck seems a bit tired,217000 miles. I just want it fresh so I can count on it. A bit more power.

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Post  DanE on October 7th 2018, 4:26 pm

What year truck is it?

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Post  kapie9969 on October 7th 2018, 4:36 pm

1992. I thought I read something about the EFI FORD having the balancer internal?

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Post  BBFTorino on October 7th 2018, 11:11 pm

1979 and later were external balanced. Even for a stock motor, it is wise to have it balanced.

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