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jackag91
04-29-2008, 01:19 PM
I dropped a socket drive this weekend and knocked a chip out of my harmonic balancer on my tr6.

Does anyone have a lead on where I can find a used one?

Brosky
04-29-2008, 05:18 PM
Used are getting very hard to come by, that aren't junk. Did you try Ebay?

jackag91
04-29-2008, 05:56 PM
I was worried about that. I tried ebay and the aftermarket ones don't have the timing marks. Looks like it was an expensive accident.

It didn't even hit it that hard, just right to knock a chip out of it.

Flinkly
04-29-2008, 05:59 PM
depending on the size of the chip, you might want to just look into trying to get it re-balanced. machine shop should be able to figure out if it's salvagable or scrap.

jackag91
04-29-2008, 06:00 PM
It's about an 1.5 inches long.

Brosky
04-29-2008, 06:04 PM
Jack,

Do you have a picture that you can send to Damper Dudes?

jackag91
04-29-2008, 06:14 PM
Good idea I will do that.

Flinkly
04-29-2008, 06:19 PM
wow. never new the forum to be quite so interactive and quick. i'm hoping for good news for you.

tomshobby
04-29-2008, 06:19 PM
Maybe off topic, but -

If someone has axcess to a rotary 4th axis CNC mill I would be willing to write a program to engrave these unmarked dampers. I could produce the program in a number of different control languages.

I would need an old damper to get the marks to match the originals.

DrEntropy
04-29-2008, 06:26 PM
wow. never new the forum to be quite so interactive and quick. i'm hoping for good news for you.

This forum is <span style="font-style: italic">different</span>. Responses sometimes come in <span style="font-style: italic">minutes</span>.

We've even been known to answer questions before they're asked. :smirk:

Brosky
04-29-2008, 06:32 PM
No Doc, I will not do that.

I guess that you already knew the question, right Carnac?

DrEntropy
04-29-2008, 06:37 PM
meh.

You're a sly one, Rego. One day we'll sit an' swap lies. :thumbsup: :cheers:

Brosky
04-29-2008, 07:10 PM
I'd like that very much.

As General Patton said to his Russian counterpart at the victory celebration,

"We'll share a toast, from one old Ba....., to another".

DrEntropy
04-29-2008, 07:16 PM
Indeed... indeed. :smile:

04-29-2008, 08:27 PM
I dropped a socket drive this weekend and knocked a chip out of my harmonic balancer on my tr6.

Does anyone have a lead on where I can find a used one?

Mine was chipped in transit to Damper Dudes. They brazed in a new piece before they overhauled it for me. Looks good as new.

Brosky
04-29-2008, 08:45 PM
It's amazing what damage a smooth round socket can do.