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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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It didn't twist, he just can't read the lightly stamped numbers. Where did you read this stuff at?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #17
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The timing tape will never be universal because every dampener/balance doesn't have the same circumference. Just do the math to find were each degree mark you want is and mark it how ever you choose. There is an online calculator that makes it very easy. I just uses white paint, dies, exc. to mark it. Or tape if it matches up well. a protractor can also make quick work of the job if its close to the same size.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #18
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Its a Ford so it'll never run anyway. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #19
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Ok guys this balancer has the removal weight for 0 balance but I bought it for a 28 oz balance. I also used it for a 28 oz balance and now would like to use it for the 0 balance by unbolting the weight.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #20
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go to a hobby shop and get a few flouresent colors and white.

use a toothpick and paint the slashes with white and use the flouresent (sp?) colors for your "go to #" like 0, 10, 20, 25
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Silver sharpie, mark Zero. Get a light with a dial.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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Well I thought about doing the same thing I did with my XD. Clean it off with nail polish remover. Then clean it with acetone. Then use finger nail polish over top of it. After doing that remove the extra polish with nail polish remover. Just lightly rub to not remove whats in the grooves. Do a couple of times and repeat with the the acetone.

I'm just worried about the ones that aren't hardly feelable with your finger nail. I will try it and see what happens. Dam where is the white finger nail polish anyway? My wife get's her's done by the chinese guys... LOL
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #23
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Well I thought about doing the same thing I did with my XD. Clean it off with nail polish remover. Then clean it with acetone. Then use finger nail polish over top of it. After doing that remove the extra polish with nail polish remover. Just lightly rub to not remove whats in the grooves. Do a couple of times and repeat with the the acetone.

I'm just worried about the ones that aren't hardly feelable with your finger nail. I will try it and see what happens. Dam where is the white finger nail polish anyway? My wife get's her's done by the chinese guys... LOL

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I have a Ford SVO racing harmonic balancer. It only had the timing numbers barely etched in. I would like to be able to read them again and though maybe I could get someone to etch them in better or maybe there was something better to do. Anyone have any idea's?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #25
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Silver sharpie, mark Zero. Get a light with a dial.
^ paint marker or sharpie and a dial back light.

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #26
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That shit will fall off won't it?
Not if you prep the balancer correctly, the one on my Mopar has been in place for 12+ years...
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I painted mine then ran over it with a scotch bright pad,

doing this removed all the excess paint and left the numbers clear as day.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #28
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They sell timing tape for different size balancers.. I just used a paint pen on mine.. plus I have a dial back timing light.. but I would like to get some of the timing tape too
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #29
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If you get a gun that isn't a piece of shit the only mark you should need is zero. Lol.

Yup. Then scratch in the mark a little deeper with an awl or pick, hit it with some paint pen, wipe over the top portion and you're all set. Deal with it all the time setting timing on customer cars before tuning...
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According to MSD, a dial back light will be innacurate with a high power ignition system. Just use white out or some kind of paint pen and mark the spots you need.
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