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Old 10-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I removed and rebuilt a 360 (auto tranny) and going to replace my 304. I just recivied a flywheel from another 360. Were all the 360 flywheels balanced the same or do I have to take my flexplate and flywheel down to the machine shop to have it balanced alike?


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Old 10-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The amount of static imbalance (starting point) is the same for all 360s.

However, then FINAL balance (done as a rotating assembly) would be different engine-to-engine. The real question is; how far (or how close) to tolerance will your engine be if you put this flywheel on as-is?

If you've done a gnat's-ass blueprint job on this engine, then I would say stop at nothing, spare no expense, and get this flywheel balanced on your rotating assembly. If you've done a 'normal' ring-bearing-gasket-cam-lifters-timing set job, then I would bet that you can run the stick flywheel as is.

If it were mine, I'd throw it on and run it, but I wouldn't be doing a full-boogie blueprint drag-race style build for a Jeep.
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