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    A friend of mine has a new billet Crower crankshaft, it's for a BBC, standard sized main journals with hemi sized rod journals (I can't remember the actual numbers right now). Can this crank fit in a Bowtie block with a 10.2 deck height? What can I expect a set of rods to set me back for ($$$$) on a crank like this?
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    Strange. I know lot of guys did hemi cranks with BBC rod journal size (smaller). You need to post that current rod journal size. I am not a Chrysler guy....what I remember is a 426 was like 2.375.

    I'll look some info up.

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    Appears the 392 was 2.375 journal also. I would sure suggest if this is the case to have the crank rod journals turned to 2.200 (BBC). You don't need to be packing all that rod journal in the first place and would simplify everything. Some HP along the way and cheaper bearings.
    For a billet Crower...it's worth it.

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    Default Crower crank

    Any time you have add ball sizes,or mixed applications, parts become unavailable, at the stock prices.

    On an engine I bought, had Chrysler pin sizes. Broke a rod, Now I must get custom rods, or change the pistons too.

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    My bone head self forgot to include one of the most important points of my question, it's a 5.1" stroke Crower billet crank, will it fit in a 10.2 Bowtie block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    My bone head self forgot to include one of the most important points of my question, it's a 5.1" stroke Crower billet crank, will it fit in a 10.2 Bowtie block?
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say not without a raised cam location. Pan rails may be too narrow as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billet racing View Post
    Any time you have add ball sizes,or mixed applications, parts become unavailable, at the stock prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    My bone head self forgot to include one of the most important points of my question, it's a 5.1" stroke Crower billet crank, will it fit in a 10.2 Bowtie block?
    We ran a 4.5" stroke in a Bowtie tall deck and it took a bunch of clearancing. I doubt you'd get a 5.1" to clear. Come to think of it, our Dart block is supposed to be good only to 4.75 and it was easier to clearance than the Bowtie. I'm thinking not enough clearance, Clarance.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    My bone head self forgot to include one of the most important points of my question, it's a 5.1" stroke Crower billet crank, will it fit in a 10.2 Bowtie block?
    Was this crank built for a "puller" of some sort ?

    5.1" noway without a raised cam as Steel said, plus David 519 statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    We ran a 4.5" stroke in a Bowtie tall deck and it took a bunch of clearancing. I doubt you'd get a 5.1" to clear. Come to think of it, our Dart block is supposed to be good only to 4.75 and it was easier to clearance than the Bowtie. I'm thinking not enough clearance, Clarance.....
    So is that an opinion or a fact?
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    It is fact, it will not fit a block with stock camshaft location and the oil pan rails would also be a problem. Thanks for the replies.

    Sleeper I don't know what project the crankshaft was intended for. It was good to see you this weekend.

    I do know that the crank is for sale, PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    So is that an opinion or a fact?
    >> Duh, I'm not a guru, therefore it can ONLY be an opinion
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    Please don't take this the wrong way...your friend bought what should have been aborted. If the question is being posed..he bit off more than he can chew.
    Not happening in a bow tie.
    Good, luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    Sleeper I don't know what project the crankshaft was intended for. It was good to see you this weekend.

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