Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
ANyone like to share experiences with aftermarket dampners on FEs, especially 428CJs?

I tried to research aftermarket dampners for my 428CJ and first bought a TCI Rattler. Other options were ATI and Fluidampner. TCI 'tech' reps misled me into thinking I didn't need a spacer and the pulley bolt pattern would work. They were clueless and wrong. So now I have an ATI super dampner, they said all I had to do was cut my crank sleeve(behind the dampner) back. They all said that, actually. And ATI had a part number for FE versus using a '385' series one like the other guys. So I buy their pulley adapter for my application and the 6 3/8" aluminum dampner. Upon checking heights, it has the same dimensions as the stock one and puts the pulley EXACTLY where it needs to be. Every critical measurment is the same. It's a little thicker overall but goes in deeper in the back where it hits the sleeve. Anyways, other than having to elongate the holes a hair on the pulley (it will be centered by the dampner like the stock one), it seems to be a perfect fit. Anyone have similar circumstances?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,129 Posts
I just had my first experience with aftermarket dampners. I had my mechanic put on a TCI super dampner on my 5.0, although it is not an FE the quality and fit could not be better. No mods needed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,250 Posts
For the benefit of the FE guys who do not go to the Network 54 forums. I posted there I use a Romac. Australian built elastomer design. Bolts on with no mods and fits well all over. Timimg marks were just 3 degrees off and last winter the bearings looked great. Can be purchased at
http://sites.netscape.net/blueovalperf
Ask for Rob, great guy to deal with. Very knowledgable about FE's and has put together some handy fastener kits for FE's. Also a Blue Thunder dealer.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
280 Posts
I ran a fluidamner for 4 years on our 390, 428's are the same.no mod on it all pully fit. I just sold it last week. Great product
it used the stock spacer
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top