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01-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Where can I get a new harmonic balancer and how much money are they for a 1957 Thunderbird?


01-01-2015, 03:46 PM
There's a repair sleeve available. Do you need the whole balancer. If so you'll probably have to find a used one. New ones aren't available to my knowledge.


01-01-2015, 03:56 PM
Scott, here are the parts houses that I know of that have 1955-1957 Tbird parts. CASCO is probably the best known. Maybe they might have what you are looking for.

Here is the contact information for a well known Babybird parts supplier. Phone # 1-800-374-0914. International: 740-622-8561 Fax: 740-622-5151. E-Mail: casco@classictbird.com (general) sales@classictbird.com (parts department) Located in: Coshocton, Ohio.


Larrys Tbird Parts

National Parts Depot

Thunderbird Hqs.

Concours Parts & Accessories

AC Parts House

Some of these also sell '58 Tbird and up parts. CASCO is '55-'57 only.

01-01-2015, 06:40 PM
Thanks Ray and John. You guys are great. My mechanic Peter Leddy said the one on my '57 "needed to be welded or replaced". He said they were expensive. So naturally I went searching all the sources I could find. Nothing. He didn't say where he could find one.

01-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Scott, if Peter or someone on here can give you the '57 Part # for this harmonic balancer, then you might be able to find it at one of these Obsolete Parts companies. You are probably going to have to provide them with the Part #, because it has been my experience that is what they look it up by on their computer systems. Here is what I have culled out of the Advertisements Forum that you might want to check out...

Here is the web page and contact information for Desert Valley Auto Parts, in Phoenix, of Desert Car Kings TV show fame. 800-905-8024.

Green Sales Co-Obsolete Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Parts is located in Ohio - http://www.greensalescompany.com - 800-543-4959. This company specializes in stocking old, obsolete parts. If you are looking for something and cannot find it, try Green!

NOS Only
Located in San Jose, California. Telephone # (800) 667-6659


This Inquiry Form shows the inquiry to be for C3TZ-12A042-B. However, if you use this form to inquire about some other NOS part, say so in the Comments section..

NOS Parts recently consolidated 5 independent warehouses into one 10,000ft facility in Waxahachie, Texas. These separate warehouses had been providing New Old Stock Ford, Lincoln and Mercury parts to Dealerships, auto centers and individuals for over 40 years. In addition we acquire the inventory of Ford and Lincoln /Mercury dealers who look to reduce their inventory levels. To date NOS Parts Ltd has cataloged over 67,000 part numbers. Here is their phone number and email address.

972-937-2201 sales@nospartsltd.com

Here is the link to all Tbirds - 1955-2005. They list 1,789 parts available across those years.


Check them out! They might have the rare part you are looking for.

Obsolete & Classic Auto Parts is located in Oklahoma City -

800-654-3247 - If you are looking for old, obsolete or classic auto parts and you have not checked us out, give us a shot!

Here is the website for Rare Parts


They specialize in manufacturing rare parts for old classic cars, including the rear suspension parts for the '58 Tbird. Their contact information is on their website.

T-Bird Parts - '55-'57 Tbirds
This company has a lot of parts for our Babybirds. They are in West Chester, PA. Their full contact information is on their website.


Vintage T-Bird Sanctuary is located in Oregon -

Please let us know if one of these companies pans out for you...

01-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Wow! Thanks for the telephone call to alert me of more firms that you posted that have '55-'57 parts. Now I shouldn't have trouble finding parts for my car.

Happy New Year to all.

01-01-2015, 08:59 PM
I highly recommend Tee-Bird products in West Chester, PA as Ray mentioned. I've dealt with them a number of times and they really know their stuff.


01-01-2015, 10:18 PM
Scott, I did some research on the part # for the 1957 harmonic balancer. Apparently, the 1955 1956 1957 Thunderbird Harmonic Balancer are the same part #, B5SZ-6312-A. There is one for sale on feeBay, new, NOS, but it is expensive. I will email you the link to it.

01-01-2015, 10:24 PM
There is a company called the Damper Doctor. he rebuilds dampers. he might have one in stock. Make sure your have a line of credit on your house though!!!!

01-01-2015, 10:58 PM
I highly recommend Tee-Bird products in West Chester, PA as Ray mentioned. I've dealt with them a number of times and they really know their stuff.


Thanks, John! By the way, I sure like your '59 convertible. Those model Thunderbirds grows more popular.

01-02-2015, 12:10 AM
Thanks, John! By the way, I sure like your '59 convertible. Those model Thunderbirds grows more popular.

Thanks. I just recently sold it. I haven't gotten around to changing my signature yet.


01-03-2015, 12:36 AM
Scott found his harmonic balancer through Peter who is working on his Tbird. I gather he already has it on his car now. If any of you should come up with the source for one though, please post it in case other Little Bird owners might need one. Thanks!

Joe Johnston
01-04-2015, 11:09 AM
Charles Webber webconst@gte.net

may still have one or two in either excellent or NOS condition.