Some of you likely already know from the V-Drive thread, we had a small weld repair on our crank peal off after the first full pass. Stuck in the bearing, and tore up a bunch of stuff. It's partly my fault since I looked at the repair after it was done and didn't like it. The shop guys said it was fine and I let myself get talked into using it.
The only other crank repair I've had was on a street car that had spun a rod bearing. The repair looked perfect and you couldn't even tell it had been repaired. Lasted for years, but in a HP street application, not a race engine.
So, what's the current thinking on weld repairing a crankshaft in a modest racing application (approximately 950 HP). Is it done regularly and if it's done properly, will it last. Finally, any recommendations of competent shops to do it. I'll likely not use in in our race motor, but getting a pretty decent collection of parts for a lake motor.
As always, I appreciate any input.