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I am building a Gen. V 454, which is an external balanced engine. If I get a forged steel crank for internal balanced Big Block engine, would it work?

I would have to replace my flywheel and I need to get a new harmonic balancer anyway, so why not go with internally balanced parts?

Is there any advantage of having the engine internally balanced over the external balance?


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Thanks 67!

I guess my concern is that the Gen V Big Blocks were externally balanced from the factory was the first generation that had the one piece oil seal, will this have any influence on the type of crank I could use?

Also, if the engine were externally balanced, and for some reason I need to replace the flywheel or harmonic balancer, will I have to take the block back to the machine shop for a rebalance?

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