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Ring of Death
Posted by: SoloCP ()
Date: March 25, 2019 04:49PM

Working on the 66 Avenger yesterday trying to get a Air Fuel ratio. Engine running around 3K or more The Harmonic balancer decided it had enough and complete separation of the outer ring, mind you now that I am standing right above the balancer operating
the throttle on the Fuel Injection. Needless to say it hit the emboss area where the fuel pump would go then bounce downward then sped across the floor under a tool box spinning for almost a minute. So figure I luck out not getting hit by the ring of death, lol.

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 25, 2019 05:00PM

Interesting! Glad you are "lucky"

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: chris ()
Date: March 25, 2019 05:00PM

Geez Don, at least you lived to tell the tale!

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: March 25, 2019 06:30PM

Yeah, you would have felt that one in the morning...

Dayton, OH
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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: March 25, 2019 06:53PM

I believe the replacement Bob Coffin sells has the retainer pins, just in case.

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 25, 2019 07:13PM

Glad your OK, that could have raised your voice a few octavesangry smiley


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Re: Ring of Death
Date: March 25, 2019 07:57PM

YiKES! thumbs up You are a Lucky Guy!

Great to hear you didn't add that "e" to your name. eye popping smiley

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 25, 2019 08:03PM

Now that is scary. I suggest you go buy a lottery ticket for the power ball.

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Re: Ring of Death
Date: March 26, 2019 05:06AM

Don't feel too bad, ford transit connects do this all the time, I've seen them shoot across the shop.

The good news is you can swap the corvair one in a few seconds. On the transits, if you don't have the cam/crank locks installed and pull that crank bolt, you're in a lot of trouble. Some mazdas are the same.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress
I live my life 19.5 seconds at a time.

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Re: Ring of Death
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: March 26, 2019 03:07PM

Ah Ha! You left off the safety oil filter!grinning smiley

Now you know why GM put the oil filter behind the harmonic balancer!smileys with beer

Be careful out there all you remote oil filter people.....winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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