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Old 04-18-2007, 22:39   #1 (permalink)
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With this 557ci engine rebuild ( Scat 557 stroker kit ) I read in a article you must use a ATI damper and not a Fluiddamper as a fluiddamper can cause the crankshaft to brake ! the damper I was hoping I could use is the Ford one that came on my Exterally balanced 460ci ( D9TE-AB block ) with my Ford damper only numbers I can find are on the back, 6316 and 4RB6. I'm hoping some-one can tell me what Damper I have and can I use it on the Scat 9000 series crankshaft ( 4-500 stroke ) Thanks, Jamie.
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With this 557ci engine rebuild ( Scat 557 stroker kit ) I read in a article you must use a ATI damper and not a Fluiddamper as a fluiddamper can cause the crankshaft to brake ! the damper I was hoping I could use is the Ford one that came on my Exterally balanced 460ci ( D9TE-AB block) with my Ford damper only numbers I can find are on the back, 6316 and 4RB6. I'm hoping some-one can tell me what Damper I have and can I use it on the Scat 9000 series crankshaft ( 4-500 stroke ) Thanks, Jamie.
Jamie,

SCAT discourages the use of fluidampers with their crankshafts. I am not sure but I think that they will not warrany their cranks if a fluidamper was used.

All factory Ford 460 harmonic balancers (regardless of whether they originated on internal and external engines) are "zero balance" components and will work on any 460 engine/crankshaft.

The internal/external componentry is actually the flex plate (internal or external) and the crank snouts spacer that goes between the timing cover and the balancer.

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Paul, so I take it I cannot use this ford damper on the Scat Crankshaft, I will email Scat and get there choice of which damper to use and part number, Thanks Jamie.
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Jamie,

You may use any factory Ford 460 oem balancer on your SCAT crank.

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Is this something else I have to worry about now? lol. I just put a brand new ATI fluid damper on my 460. What, if any are the problems with them? I'm just running a stock crank.
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Sand 1, Scat state to use a ATI damper on their 460ci stroker cranks, so your stock crank will be fine. Paul- I managed to track down the ATI damper part number. I did read a few articles in regards to the 9000 series cranks that did break, it was quite a few... so is there any truth in those storie's ? not to use a fluid-damper with the Scat 9000 cranks, as I do not want to destroy this VERY expensive rebuild, Thanks Jamie.
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