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YAR
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 21, 2002 01:25 PM
Can anyone tell me who sells Hank the Crank crankshafts? Are Bryants or Callies just as good....or better?

sdhnc29
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted June 22, 2002 07:02 PM
Bryant is the best crank that money can buy !!! I would say Callies is the second best that money can buy . I have never seen a cracked or broken Bryant ! Bryant uses a different chromolly than any other crank manufacture , in fact it's the same chromolly that Carillo uses in there rod's . I believe it's a 4330 material of some sort , maybe 4330H , I can't remember . Callies uses an induction hardening method that makes there cranks incredibly strong too . I have also never seen a cracked or broken Callies since they went to induction hardening . You would be happy with either crank ! In fact , once you get one , you can pretty much set your gages by there precision work . Hope this helps !
Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780

fast19
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 24, 2002 02:01 PM
I used to hear bad news about Callies - is this no longer true? Do they sell some low$ cranks that do not hold up well?
Thanks,
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sdhnc29
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted June 25, 2002 12:28 AM
I have not had any problem's with Callies crank's at all . What is the bad news your referring to ? As with any race engine , the crank shaft is not the best place to cut cost's . Callies sells some lower priced crank's , usually heavier with less finish work . But I have not heard anything bad about them .

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780

fast19
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 25, 2002 04:08 PM
The problem may have been 20 years ago or not at all. This also may be due the fact that Callies sells cranks (very reasonably priced)to jobbers and racers and cuts the machine shop out of revenue. I did not ask any questions.
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sdhnc29
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted June 25, 2002 10:30 PM
That could be true . There is not much profit in selling Callies Crank's , or any other crank for that matter . Even as a WD like we are , the difference between jobber and WD is very slight . So your probably right about the "problem's" just being someone that's a little PO'd about the price structure .

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780

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