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Author Topic:   crank talk?
hobby10k
Member
posted October 06, 2004 06:05 PM
Ok there was some crank talk on the 421 how to. I have been looking around for a good crank to buy. I would like to get a lightweight crank.
now there was some bad things said about the scat and eagle cranks. are these cranks junk? I was looking at the scat lightweight forged crank #44, but would like to get some more info before buying a crank.
what brand should I go for and do they make lightweight cranks? looking for a 4" crank

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Xtreme12x
Member
posted October 06, 2004 06:10 PM
the low end scats are junk... i've seen a lot of the more expensive stuff blow too
if it were me buy a callies dragon slayer for 699 and be done with it you'll have that crank forever


stockcar5
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posted October 06, 2004 07:32 PM
i agree..why save a few hundred on a crank when you hafta buy a new one every year!

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sleepy 1h
Member
posted October 07, 2004 02:31 AM
I would agree with these guys, buy a crank from a reputable company,(Callis,Lunati,Oliver,Crower) I think all mentioned are made in the same place though Callis. Not calling other brands junk,but I have used these companys cranks and have had no trouble. PLUS you can have a 4340 crank fixed.Also Cola is a good crank if you can find one. Depending on your budget, these cranks may be to high to buy new,but there is a lot of used cranks out there.just ask questions when you buy. sleepy


hobby10k
Member
posted October 07, 2004 03:07 AM
Well the LW Scat that I am looking at cost $1100
what I am shooting for is a lightwieght crank, does callies have lightwieghts available? I would love to find a good used one, been looking around and havn't found anything. any good places to get good used stuff at?? nothing on ebay

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sleepy 1h
Member
posted October 07, 2004 06:00 AM
Just start emailing engine builders,There is a bunch out there.That way you will know what you are getting. sleepy


Flatlander
Member
posted October 07, 2004 09:50 AM
i've bought a few cranks on ebay (a lunati and 2 callies)and you just hafta be patient. this time of the year there isnt much there. wait another month or 2 then you'll see alot more racing stuff there. best time to look though is from feb-april.

luke

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dirtbuster
Member
posted October 07, 2004 11:17 AM
I wouldnt be scared of the Scat 4340 stuff. I know a couple guys around here that use them, 1 was in a healthy 406 that broke a rod but crank was fine, another is in a 377 they turn 8000 and never a problem.

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NJantz
Member
posted October 07, 2004 11:29 AM
Josh, you shouldn't even be considering $1100 cranks for a claimer engine hobby class that pays $150 to win. Just put together a good running 383 and spend some money on the carb,heads, and chassis. A lightweight crank isn't going to mean jack in this class. I need to claim some engines. Geez!


hobby10k
Member
posted October 09, 2004 05:52 AM
Tell me about it. I just want to build an engine that keeps up and also will last. I am just looking around now and would really like to find some used stuff. I am just afraid of the engine I am running now will not last. dad says should just keep the one I have in there now. we'll see but will probably spend the money on the car instead of engine. need to get a floater.
but you and I both know that we are all not out there for the $150, its just all in fun.
what heads would you reccomend I just use camel humps now.


dennie
Member
posted October 11, 2004 02:02 PM
When you purchase a low price 4340 crankshaft
are you sure that you are really getting a
4340 crankshaft.
If you want a light weight 4340 crankshaft I
would purchase a Bryant they are what they say they are.