My brother is rebuilding his 6700 Ford, with the 268 cu in engine. Today, he was attempting to install the Lanchester balancer gear set. The balancer gears have timing marks to phase the two gears, these marks appear to be fine. The problem is the timing mark to phase the balancer gear set to the crankshaft appears to be on the wrong balancer gear. Looking at the engine from the front, with the crankshaft up and the balancer assembly in position over the crankshaft; the timing mark is on the right side gear. This gear does not engage with the crankshaft, but rather the left side gear engages.
This tractor was purchased used as a low hour trade in. At that time the dealer indicated they repaired the balancer. The dealer is still in business however, the mechanic is no longer available.
What are we missing? Has anyone removed the balancer assembly and run without it. A local dealer pulled a 5000 Ford years ago with the balancer removed. However, this tractor will be used for work not just pulling a few minutes at a time.