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1983 GT harmonic balancer

 
philly029
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Posted: 12/27/03 12:31 AM

Someone please help me.  Is there anybody in this whole world that knows a little something about harmonic balancers?  Here's my problem:  I have an 83 mustang GT 5.0 5-speed.  My harmonic balancer needs to be replaced but for some reason nobody stocks one.  I know it is a 50oz. balancer but every thing available is for 84 and up.  The part # for my balancer is E1TZ-6316-A from the dealer.  The # on my balancer is E1TE-6316-B4A.  Ford Racing sells one that says it covers most 81-95 5.0L but it doen't clarify 83 Mustang, and the balancer is #E4TZ-6316-A which is the same 84-93 balancer #.  When I compare the balancers they are dimensionally the same and the only difference I see between the two balancers is that mine has three lightening holes on the front between 4 and 5 o'clock with the keyway at 12 o'clock.  The E4TZ balancer only has two holes at 3 o'clock.  Is this the big deal and also, is this going to have any bad effects on my car?  As you can tell I've been doing my homework on this and I'm about to pull out my hair now.  All this research and I can't get any definate answer.  This forum is my last chance at retaining any sanity that I might have left.


Thanks,


 


Phil Howard-Saint Louis, MO


 

 

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CopCoupe
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Posted: 12/29/03 11:39 PM

Those Ford part numbers are not all that relevant.............those are the drawing numbers Ford engineers give to the blueprints they draw up of parts for the machinists to build............if a blueprint needs editing or revision, they will change the numbers accordingly (not even Ford parts guys know the method for numbering).


A 50oz external is all you need, whatever the "new" part number is.

 

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philly029
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Posted: 12/30/03 12:05 AM

Thanks for the info.  I ordered the Ford Racing part today and should hopefully get it wed. 

1983 GT 302 4v, 5-sp
 

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jackmarc757
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Posted: 05/14/10 10:42 AM

I had same problems with 1983 302 engine.Finally ordered 1984-1992 dampner.hope this works!  

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jmardlin
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Posted: 05/30/13 03:27 PM

I realize this is a very old thread but still relevant today. To clarify about the balancer numbers above here are some details. The one with E1TE was released from Ford Engineering in 1981 noted by the first 2 characters E is the decade of 1980. The second character 1 is the year of that decade. This balancer from what I can tell was used by 50oz imbalance 302 from 81.5 to 1983. The ones with E4TE stamped on the outer ring was released from engineering in 1984 and was used from 1984 till 1995 on 302 without fins for a crank trigger. The pocket holes on the outer ring are to balance the balancer. Everyone I have seen is slightly different. Most good replacement ones cover from 1982 till 1995 and will cover late 1981 if it came with a 1 piece rear main seal. I have head stories about the early style 2 piece seal motors ending up in things till 1983 but not sure about that. A 1983 engine block will have a date code on the bottom edge of the block near the starter right near the plate between the block and flexplate/flywheel.  

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jmardlin
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Posted: 05/30/13 03:30 PM

My 1983 Mercury Capri RS has the date code of 3E10. This means the black was cast May 10 1983. The engineering code on my block is E0AE D3C. The first number in the date code is the year in the decade it was cast. The letter corresponds to the month it was cast, For skipped the letter I so if it is a letter after that subtract 1 from the letter number to get the month. So J would be September and  L would be December. The last 2 numbers are the day of the month.  

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