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steve'66
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posted 02-02-2001 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of a dampner rebuilder? I know Dave has recomended one before. Thanks!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-02-2001 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, the Damper Doctor:
http://members.aol.com/damperdoc/

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steve'66
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posted 02-02-2001 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THANKS Steve! I appreciate it

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posted 02-03-2001 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doctor, Doctor, give me the news.......I got the bad case of balancer blues!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-02-2001 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wanted to mention, I sent out my balancer to the Damper Doctor, and just got it back. It looks pretty good. It took about a month, because I wanted my original one back.

Cost was $59.95 + $10 shipping. They pressed on a seal sleeve for free.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-02-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Here's the opening line of spiel from Damper Doc's website ...
"The harmonic balancers are cleaned thermal hi temperature furnace which does a stress relief type of cleaning this lets the molecules relax back to their natural state. They are then "steel shot" blasted, again a cleaning and stress relieving operation."
I'd love an explanation of how this works. Does this mean the molecules get shifted from their original alignment (i.e., when they were first cast) through years of stressful use, and can be returned to the original alignment just by heating or blasting? The heating part I can understand -- maybe. The blasting I don't get.
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-02-2001 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heating stress relieves materials, that process is used all the time. Shot peening compacts the surface, that's a common practice, too, especially for connecting rods, for example.

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Fastback68
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posted 12-02-2001 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's so much to learn Thanks!

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steve'66
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posted 12-02-2001 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Wanted to mention, I sent out my balancer to the Damper Doctor, and just got it back. It looks pretty good. It took about a month, because I wanted my original one back.

Cost was $59.95 + $10 shipping. They pressed on a seal sleeve for free.


Wow Steve you dug up an oldie!

I got a rare 440 Mopar damper from "The Doc" and everything looked and worked great. It was for my son's '70 440 Dart. I would definately recomend them for anyone that doesn't need an SFI approved damper.

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