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Old 07-31-2002, 02:38   #1 (permalink)
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351 steel cranks>?

Can anyone tell me if there is anyone besides SVO who do a 351c
steel crank?

Or is there anyone who does custom steel cranks (ie off set ground and different journals) that have a good rep for a reasonable price.

Getting scared as everyone is telling me I need a crank support for my motor before I snap the crank in half.

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Old 07-31-2002, 02:43   #2 (permalink)
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Try crankshaft Rebuilders in Blackburn, Melbourne. They are specialists in this field and did the complete machining and internal balancing on my 351C Mustang. Phone (03) 9894 0000
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I suspect you will most likely end up getting a SVO crank .. there is bugger all in the way of steel cranks for clevo's around here
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Sweet , thanks for the suggestions , I will be trying all.

It seems a waste to pay almost three grand for a SVO crank and then massacre it with huge grinding when I can try to get something properly made that takes normal Chev (ugh) bearings.
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When I get enough $$ together to rebuild the bottom end I will go just a normal crank..... but then again, mines NA !!
3 grand is too much but you may be short of options!
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Try Eagle or Scat. Do the stroker steel Windsor cranks fit ??I think they can use then Clevo crank in stroker Windsor's so I guess it works the other way around??
A 4 ma[4 bolt crank] or whatever not strong enough??
I have heard that the bigger dia. bearings on the clevo have too much friction and have troubles with oil feeding the whole bearing surface area at high revs.Reason for smaller journals as in svo.. Why they go Chevy..
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I have never heard of windsor cranks in clevos or the other way. By my understanding they are different. ( I aint no expert though)

I have to use custom bearings as I have 6 in chevy rods (I am bad!) and with a motor I expect to pull real serious power I have been warned that even with a crank support that the 4mab I have (weakened by the off set ground stroking) will not last long.

Read a crankshaft rebuilders article today so will be hoping they can come through!
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Custom cranks

I'm getting a custom billet done by Crankshaft Rebuilders in Melbourne. For me it was cheaper getting a billet done here rather than importing one. I won't tell you how long I've had to wait for the crank (tears come to my eye's just thinking about it). But if you are in a hurry, go find another place!

I had a squizz at the almost finished product today, (only final balancing and heat treatment to go) and let me tell you, this is one of the best cranks I have EVER seen. I have yet to mike it but the quality looks second to none. I'm glad now I went with a locally produced item. The counterweights are properly shaped with a rounded leading edge and a knife edge on the trailing edge.

What convinced me to go with Crankshaft Rebuilders was seeing the quality of one of the top fuel cranks while I was getting a block cleaned and sonic checked there.

I'll post a photo of the completed crankshaft if you like when I get it. (not too long I hope)

anyhow have a good one

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Yeah I would be interested in pics Big Block , but I gotta ask your teary question ........

How long ?

Cause I went to so many bad unreliable places while building this car before I finaly found someone good that I dont want to add another!
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