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Author Topic:   Anyone ever use a Lunati iron crank?
posted June 03, 2004 11:00 AM
Just curious. I know the 4340 steel is the way to go, but for me, $1200 for a crank is throwing a very big chunk of my budget into just a crank. I just saw on their site, , that they make SBC nodular iron cranks. Checking on pricing and they're not all that bad. Cheaper than an Eagle or Scat 4340 but more than the import iron accident waiting for a motor to destroy.

Just curious if anyone has run them or any of the engine shops have heard anything about them. I'm considering one for a 400. Considering I very rarely if ever spin a motor over 6500, I'd think one of these would do just fine. At the very least, Lunati's work should be better than the import stuff.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited June 03, 2004).]

posted June 03, 2004 11:06 AM
i would like to know too. i'd be great to get a cast crank from a quality manufacture. i have a lunati 4340 crank in a 383 and i love it.



posted June 03, 2004 11:47 AM
I wouldnt be scared of a SCAT 4340 crank. We ran one in a 406 for 4 seasons till a rod broke but the crank was ok. While technically i think the forgings are imported they are machined in the US and I think they have better control over there product than some of the others.

posted June 03, 2004 08:55 PM
6500 max with cast crank, and lw stock type rods, and balanced my motors have lived thru several years..

I ran 12.2 355s and 13-14-1 383s..

I would go cast.. if your stuck on steel I would get a crank from

they also have some good info on the site..

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