A Delicate Balancing Act. Balancing is an important task to be included to some degree or other, in any engine rebuild. There is nothing more rewarding than a motor that spins sweetly up through its rev range.
Ford A & B Torsional Vibration Absorber Flywheel The Sterling Rattler. Photos by C. Yapp -Words by Alison Smith
(Reprinted from Secrets July 2018 V27.4, pg22-23.
Better Crankshaft Balance With Improved Technology. The Sterling “Rattler” Torsional Vibration Absorber As told to the Editor by Steve Smith, England
“Utilizing crankcase deflection analysis to improve crankshaft design and engine performance.”
Paper presented at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2007 by Steve Smith of Vibration Free
“The Balancing Act” – Balance for design or design for balance? IMechE Paper written and presented by Steve Smith Vibration Free at international conference on “Vibrations in rotating machinery”
University of Nottingham September 2000
Engine Balancing Part 1 by Steve Smith
The theory of unbalance and the factors that affect the degree of unbalance within an engine.
– “Unbalance forces use up energy”
– “The unbalance tolerance is a factor of operational speed”
– “Reciprocating elements have the potential to impart vibration”
Engine Balancing Part 2 by Steve Smith
Steve Smith explains rotor imbalance and varying levels of balancing accuracy.
“all rotors especially crankshafts have some degree of flexibility depending on their service speed”
Classic & Sports Car
The specialist. Engine Balancing by Paul Hardiman April issue:
“There’s probably more rubbish talked about balancing than any other aspect of engine tuning. Dave Walker visits the expert Steve Smith at vibration Free”
Car & Car Conversions:
Engine Balancing by Dave walker
“Do you know the difference between static and dynamic balancing? Do you really understand what a balance factor is?”