Balancing Connecting Rods & Pistons
on a Shoestring Budget!
First borrow a Three Beam Balance from your local
School, that is accurate to 1/10 gram and reads high
enough for the weight of your Pistons and Rods,
make a stand to set it on and to mount fixture
to hold one end of Connecting Rods.
I made pivots from a small ball bearing (R4),
and used a knife edge pivot for Big End
(Double Edge Razor Blades broken in two).
I was able to get accurate readings that I could reproduce
within 1/10th gram with this set up!
Check chart out to see how much weight removal can be
eliminated by matching heavier Pistons to lightest Rod Small Ends!
Flywheel Lightened 3# Flywheel Resurfaced 8 1/2" Clutch can be used
Crank, Clutch and Flywheel Dynamically Balanced