Model A & B

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Engine Vibration & Crankshaft Balancing

Ford published an excellent textbook on automotive physics in 1935.

The section below explains engine balancing as it relates to crankshafts and rotating and reciprocating masses. Read all about it!

Don't let the equations distract you. Just read the text and it should help clarify the principles involved.

Pictured below for reference is the typical stock Model B counterweighted crankshaft introduced by Ford in December 1932.


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February 2007