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1946 Harmonic Balancer Chipped 239L6


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I've list this in WTB, but I thought I might get some advice here.

I've been looking all over the internet for a harmonic balancer for my

1946 Pontiac Torpedo 4 dr sedan

239 L6 Engine

Original Part Number #511498

I can't find anything. It's not the rubber, it has two 1 1/2" chips out of the pulley. They are directly across from each other on the outer edge of the pulley, are half moon shaped and at the deepest point are about 1/2" deep.

Couple of questions: Can this be repaired, would this be enough to make the whole car shake when sitting and bringing the RPMs up above 700-800? I know that there are places that rebuild these, but from what i read, they put new rubber in and fuse.

I've set the timing, checked motor mounts, check vacuum.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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Hi,

I fix mine with 2 chip gone in the belt "V", I don't know if you experience the same problem, but if yes it's easily repairable. If I'm wrong post picture.

Yes it may cause a slight vibration, more the chip is big more the vibration can be big.

Fitz.

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I have a spare used harmonic balancer, but don't know what year 6 it came off of. Either 1940 or late 40's. It has surface rust and is dirty, but intact. I would think they are all the same, but then again I am no expert. $20 + shipping. Or if you come down to Chicago you can see it. I live just north of the O'Hare airport with easy access to 294.

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