<VV> Engine identification.

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon May 13 16:27:56 EDT 2019

You are correct that it's very uncommon to find a balancer on a short stroke engine. 

However, the rubber on a balancer can and does fail, it's quite common to find the late model cast pulley on an engine that should have a balancer.

To sum up, if you have an engine with a balancer and otherwise think it's a 164, that is very likely the case.  Keep in mind the 164 ci engine came out in '64.


> On May 13, 2019, at 4:14 PM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> Logically, I suppose an engine with a harmonic balancer could be early or late, since it is feasible to retro-fit a balancer to an early engine, but much less likely that someone would fit a pulley to a later engine instead of the balancer.

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