Engine Balancing

SCAT Crankshafts founder Tom Lieb talked engine balancing with the folks at Chevy Hardcore!


 

Crankshaft balancing is just that, a balancing act. When an engine is running, there are many different forces working against each other that need to work in harmony.  Unfortunately, the balancing process is something that many enthusiasts rarely give a second thought. After all, that’s why you spent extra for better parts and used an experienced engine builder instead of doing it yourself. But, the fact-of-the-matter is, if you’re building an engine, having a properly balanced rotating assembly should be one of the most important things on your build list.

 

You may be asking yourself why balancing a crankshaft is so important, or saying, of course balancing a crank is important. While it may be an obvious necessity, you might not understand the logic behind it, or know much about the balancing process itself. That’s why we sat down with Tom Lieb, owner of SCAT Enterprises to get some insight about crankshaft balancing.

 

Continue learning about engine balancing by reading the full article on ChevyHardcore.com.