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V8 Crank Question

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  • Engine: V8 Crank Question

    Is the front snout length on a '62 full flow 259 crankshaft the same length as a '62 289 crankshaft? I want to put an R1 harmonic balancer on a 259 crank for a blower drive mock up. I do not want to press the balancer on and off a half a dozen times so I plan to turn the end of an old junk crank down so the balancer is a slip fit. This will save me a bunch of time. The Jimmy 471 is going on the Stude this summer.


  • #2
    Both full flow crank snouts should be the same length.
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark


    • #3
      Yes, no, maybe.

      Stude changed snout lengths about that time. You'd have to measure both to know which is on what.

      The other thing is just because it's the right year and car S/N doesn't mean it's the original engines.

      jack vines