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Greg

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WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:39:17 PM »
Looking for a good non-pitted one.  Please let me know if you have one for sale.  email is gscommunications.greg@aol.com

Thank you for your time!
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 06:33:32 PM »
Saw a nice one on EBay or call Cobra Auto
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 06:42:01 PM »
Saw a nice one on EBay or call Cobra Auto

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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 11:53:42 AM »
I'm pretty sure that I have one? I have to find it though. Do you want me to go look for it?
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 12:22:17 PM »
Most of the ones I've seen on eBay recently have been repos, just something to be aware of...

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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 08:00:52 AM »
I'm pretty sure that I have one? I have to find it though. Do you want me to go look for it?

Doug,

I would appreciate it if you would look.

Thanks,
Greg
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 08:20:19 AM »
Sure. I just saw this so give me a day or so. This was/is, a mint original as far as I can tell. I stashed it somewhere for safety and I need a hypnotist to put me in a trance so I can remember where it is?
I'll PM you when I find it.
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
Thank you, I know the feeling  :D
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 08:41:55 AM »
Not trying to hijack this thread but just curious.  I know original parts are usually better and more desirable, but for an application like this where the part is internal, is there any functional downside to using a repro part? 

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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 09:01:21 AM »
Not trying to hijack this thread but just curious.  I know original parts are usually better and more desirable, but for an application like this where the part is internal, is there any functional downside to using a repro part?

It's psychological. Reality usually hits when you see the price of the original vs. a repop.

That said, ALL things considered, an original is the way to go. Even the materials used on a repop might be questionable.

For example, there was an issue a few years ago with "counterfeit" SAE grade 8 bolts. Seems they really weren't grade 8?

Most people have no idea the quality level of components that were coming out of "Detroit" in the era.

Accountants have always been part of the problem. I like the term, "pencil necks". Many of them just have no effin' clue. When the thing blows up in the field, is responsible for killing a bunch of people who relied on it's accuracy, then there's a "Congressional hearing". Then the members vote on whether or not it will get them re-elected?

Accountability is "Guillotine" if you ask me? No one is asking me. They know what I will say. "Off with his/her head".  ;)
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 10:07:16 AM »
Whats value of a nice original balancer?

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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 04:03:56 PM »
bmp...   still looking
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 03:25:46 PM »
I have an original, send me a PM if interested thanks
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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 07:52:16 PM »
Not trying to hijack this thread but just curious.  I know original parts are usually better and more desirable, but for an application like this where the part is internal, is there any functional downside to using a repro part?
I know someone who used a repo years ago and claimed it was lighter than the original. I seem to recall he said 3 ounces. He was building the motor from scratch and had it balanced anyway.

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Re: WTB 289 HiPo counter weight
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2019, 07:55:05 PM »
Thank you, I found one and the engine is built.
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