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#28
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 154
posted November 19, 2002 03:12 PM
Looking for input on a new SBC crank. I'm wanting a 4340 3.48 in the $700 range. Any suggestions appreciated.

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 19, 2002 03:32 PM
We have had good luck with SCAT 4340 crank. I know some may knock it because it is imported but the shop that put it together swears they are the best deal out there.

c21
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted November 19, 2002 04:02 PM
You are in the price range of a Callie's Dragonslayer ($689) or a Cola Pro Series "S" ($799). I've had great luck with the Cola cranks, but I understand that the (newish)Dragonslayer is a better value.

Try flatlander racing or Doug Herbert for good pricing.

c21

#28
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 154
posted November 21, 2002 08:58 AM
I thought Scat is suppose to be made in the US. I've even had someone tell me their 4340's are made by Callies. I've also talked to local builders who have used the Scat 4340 with no problems. I just would hate seeing $1200 worth of rods & pistons gone due to a crank failure. What to do? I'm only looking at around 550-600hp turning less than 7500rpm's. Don't want overkill or to skimp on a crank.

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 21, 2002 09:24 AM
I could be wrong about the SCAT being impoorted but for some reason I thought they were forged overseas but machined here in the states... i guess that would make them sort of made in USA. But i could be mistaken on that too.

I know you would not have problems with the SCAT and I think the Dragonslayer would also be a good choice.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted November 21, 2002 02:37 PM
dirtbuster, you were wrong and right........some scat cranks are made in china but their top of the line stuff is made right here in the good old U.S. of A.

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 21, 2002 03:06 PM
outlawstock,
thank you for clearing that up, i guess thats why i was confused. some imported, some home grown.

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 23, 2002 05:30 PM
COLA ARE HEAVY AS HECK.
SCAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE MADE YEARS AGO. BUT I HAVENT BROKE ONE.

SAVE YOURSELF SOME MONEY!!!!!
EAGLE HAS A NEW 4340 LW CRANK 50#S FOR 399.00 INTERNAL BALANCED FOR ALL STROKES, ITS MADE FOR LW RODS PISTONS ETC.
GO FAST STUFF.COM SELLS THEM. I GOT ONE AND ITS REALLY NICE.. AND WENT INTERNAL EASY ON A 383.

madmodshoe
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted November 24, 2002 10:06 PM
make sure to check your eagle stuff really well. They are notorious for not having the best clearences. Eagle rods for example are good product after you resize them to the correct length. You get what you pay for. There is no magic pixie dust that can make high quality parts for less money!

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted November 25, 2002 10:51 AM
Eagle stuff being siaed wrong??

Is that your experience, cus ive heard this for years also, and i suppose years ago maybe there was a problem, ive had 4 cranks and ive had a part in assembling 7 sets of rods, some i beams and some h beams, so far none have been wrong or incorrectly sized....
all in the last 3 years though..

use to be everyone said degree in all cams cus they are wrong half the time also especially the off brand ones, well ive degreed over 20 offbrand cams and found none ground incorretly yet, now im sure that was true many years ago!!! can i stop cheking them???

i would allways get everything measured on any crank or aftermarket rods. any brand.

stockcar5
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted November 25, 2002 12:41 PM
when i buy new parts they get checks over and sized up. piece of mind for me. any stock used parts i have get machined so everything that goes into my motors if up to snuff. i cant afford not to check it!!!

luke

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