Fluidampr Balancers 550203 8BA Ford Flathead Damper, Wide Belt
5.63" Outside Diameter, 18.1 SFI Rating, Steel, Chrome
The high-tech Fluidampr uses silicone fluid to control the torsional harmonic vibrations created by your Flathead Ford V8. This is far superior to original-style dampers and will help eliminate crankshaft breaks, reduce wear on main bearings and increase horsepower.
This damper is for 1949 Ford 8BA Flatheads with single 5/8" "wide" accessory belts. It has two pulley grooves.
- Proven viscous fluid dampening
- Reduces crankshaft breaks and bearing wear
- Great looking chrome finish
- Made in the USA
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