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saanich2006 Robert Browning
Atlanta, Georgia, USA   USA
Quick easy question -

If I am standing in front of my car (1973 MGB), with the engine running, which way does the harmonic balancer rotate - clockwise or counter clockwise?



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course2kid Jeffrey Johnson
Fountain Valley, CA, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB "Lucy (Lucifer)"
The engine rotates Clockwise when viewed from the front of the car.

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saanich2006 Robert Browning
Atlanta, Georgia, USA   USA
Thank you



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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
The same as your Vette. RAY

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dickmoritz Gold Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
And also the same as nearly every front engine RWD car...

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In reply to # 3512789 by RAY 67 TOURER The same as your Vette. RAY



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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
Dick, I thought that that was implied. What are the exceptions? RAY

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dickmoritz Gold Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
I sure don't know of any...

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In reply to # 3512800 by RAY 67 TOURER Dick, I thought that that was implied. What are the exceptions? RAY



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saanich2006 Robert Browning
Atlanta, Georgia, USA   USA
This is what I thought and was relatively sure. but I currently have everything taken apart and could not verify

Thanks



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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
Offhand, neither do I. Marine applications are a different kettle of fish though. RAY

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dickmoritz Gold Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
Pun intended??? grinning smiley

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In reply to # 3512804 by RAY 67 TOURER Offhand, neither do I. Marine applications are a different kettle of fish though. RAY



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HiPowerShooter Gold Member James Booker
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
Corvairs and pre-2000 Honda 4bangers are CCW.

As Ray mentioned regarding marine engines...when twin engines are used, there's usually one of each to counter act the P-Torque



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73 MGB. Tires: Round, black, hold air. Oil: Sometimes old, sometimes new...always slippery. Oil filter: Yellow, usually full of oil. Carbs: 2 SU HIF. Distributor: Yes. Headlights: Not that bright but bright enough. A bunch of other stuff most cars have but not really important enough to itemize. Oh, wait...it has a cool sounding exhaust with stickers on the chrome tips. Really slays the ladies...

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dickmoritz Gold Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
Thanks, James. I knew about reverse rotation marine engines, but would not have known about the Corvairs and early Hondas. I also seem to recall something about Saab engines. I'm pretty sure the cylinders are numbered oddly, from rear to front, but not sure about direction of rotation...

Dick

In reply to # 3512867 by HiPowerShooter Corvairs and pre-2000 Honda 4bangers are CCW.

As Ray mentioned regarding marine engines...when twin engines are used, there's usually one of each to counter act the P-Torque



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Amity, Oregon, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB
1968 MG MGB GT
Tge 903cc Fiat 850 Spyder engine also is CCW.



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RAY 67 TOURER Ray Marloff
Fort Bragg, CA, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB "My Girl"
Owned a '64 corvair for many years. Should have remembered that one. Kettle of fish a pun? Indeed. RAY

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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Surely it depends on whether or not you are in reverse.



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