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Chevy 305 balancer does not line up with timing mark?

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Some people mistakenly change the harmonic balancer or the timing cover, without matching it up. Some had a timing mark located at the top center of the timing cover, and some were off to the side (between 1 and 2 o'clock) If you have a mismatched balancer & timing cover, you will not be able to line up the marks. Sometimes the rubber goes bad, and the outer ring of the balancer slips... which would cause the timing mark to move.

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