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    Has anyone here used them?

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    Yep

    And to quote them "There's some get what you pay for there"

    Depends on what you intend to use their stuff for. I have bought a fair amount.
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    I'm going through and "freshening up" my 496 TT BBC and thought I would go with a better crank. Current crank is a Scat 5140. I was looking at their 4340 forged cranks and the $ looks to good to be true....but? This isn't a high horsepower turbo motor, it's got "Barbie" turbos.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
    Has anyone here used them?
    If you call them, I think you will find that they will admit that they are imported. I checked into them once, did not buy.

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    Yes, they told me that their cranks are imported then finished here. Scat does the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    If you call them, I think you will find that they will admit that they are imported. I checked into them once, did not buy.
    Barry you have a pm.

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    You have to check EVERY dimension before balancing or installing it.

    The same with all the bargain basement cranks.

    The worst thing is to have your engine assembled and the balancer too loose because the crank snout is undersized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You have to check EVERY dimension before balancing or installing it.

    The same with all the bargain basement cranks.

    The worst thing is to have your engine assembled and the balancer too loose because the crank snout is undersized.
    Or too tight and you can't get the balancer off without a good sized hydraulic jack and blue tip wrench. At least there was enough material left to put the crank in the grinder and dress the snout back to std size, but the balancer was history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You have to check EVERY dimension before balancing or installing it.

    The same with all the bargain basement cranks.

    The worst thing is to have your engine assembled and the balancer too loose because the crank snout is undersized.

    just use a pro-products balancer....they make the hole too small so it should work great with their cranks...LOL

    (see my "how to remove a balancer" thread)

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    Well, sounds like I should just go with my initial thought: Cola, Lunati or Crower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
    Well, sounds like I should just go with my initial thought: Cola, Lunati or Crower.
    Cola? There some SBC cranks still left out there, but I haven't seen a BBC Cola in years.
    Although I have never heard anything bad about Ohio cranks, they sure as hell aren't in the category as a Crower or Lunati.

    Lunati does make a 4.25 Sledgehammer crank that is forged here, and the price is pretty decent.

    I don't know how HP your planing on making, but the Scat 5140 crank is a pretty stout crank. I'd have to be making some pretty serious power to swap it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
    Well, sounds like I should just go with my initial thought: Cola, Lunati or Crower.
    Callies Dragonslayer is a good piece. Up to 1,000 HP ish lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Cola? There some SBC cranks still left out there, but I haven't seen a BBC Cola in years.
    Although I have never heard anything bad about Ohio cranks, they sure as hell aren't in the category as a Crower or Lunati.

    Lunati does make a 4.25 Sledgehammer crank that is forged here, and the price is pretty decent.

    I don't know how HP your planing on making, but the Scat 5140 crank is a pretty stout crank. I'd have to be making some pretty serious power to swap it.
    I pulled up a web site that listed Cola Cranks, I haven't called so maybe it's old. I've also seen the Sledgehammer crank, which maybe the direction to go.

    It's a 496 turbo motor, so when it's making 12-14 lbs of boost it's in the 700-800 hp range MAYBE? In reality the motor spends most of it's life off boost in the 3,000-4,000 rpm range just cruising or pulling kids around. But, last trip out we ran for about 12 miles at 12 lbs and 5,800 rpm. So it gets it's far share of flogging for a family boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool View Post
    Has anyone here used them?
    I ran one in a 454 for two seasons with a 6.385 h beam. No problems. Had to hone out the ballencer to even begin to get it on. I doubt you could hardly tell the difference between a scat, Eagle or Ohio. You can count on them coming in bent too. I had a freind that recieved a very, very expensive gun drilled super light callies 496 crant that was bent.

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