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So I was musing about the replacement of the stock fan.
I know all the plusses, and I already did it.

I was trying to figure out if the weight on the front that came off could affect the amount of damping required on the crank, but I'm having a senior moment. I ~think~ it should, but keep second guessing myself...

Anyone with two still-working brain cells to rub together ever think about this? What was the conclusion?
 

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I was thinking about that when I sent my damper off to Damper Dudes. I talked to Ron there about what I was doing and he felt that with the engine rebuilding, line boring, balancing and all, that it was the best thing that I could do to get rid of it.

I asked him the benefit, if any for the engine staying stock (factory balanced) and he said that it was still a benefit because it was out hanging in front of the damper and mass of the crank. I gathered that the damper should be the last heavy part on the end of the crankshaft.

Give him a call and ask him. He's a great guy to talk to.

Does great work too!
 
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They rebuilt mine a while back. I was thinking that you might not need as much damping if you took it off.

Then again all the rest of my rotating components are lighter, and I didn't think about them either...
 

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Looks like you're ahead of the game. Time to forget about the TR6 for awhile.

Better start to concentrate on getting ready to add FI to your wife's new TR8.
 
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I was looking at stroker cranks earlier. Sounds like it is a pretty easy (and cheap) job to convert it to a 4.6.
It's a disease I have, I swear...
 

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You don't ever want to get into a conversation with my buddy Woody who owns the Wedge Shop here in MA. I have to walk a way from him or I'll be buying a TR8 and getting divorced all in the same week!!

Does he ever know and love those 8's.

I just love hearing him pull his personal car in line at the shows. That red beast of his sounds soooo good!!
 
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