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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.

February 2007

More Crankshaft and Balancing web pages on Ford Garage:

  1. Model A Burlington Forged Counterweighted Crankshaft
  2. Model A & B Crankshaft and Flywheel Rotating Engine Mass Combinations
  3. Model A & B Camshaft to Crankshaft Positioning