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Old 12-31-2005, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,,,


how much can the original 460 crankshaft carries ( HP/Torque ) ?
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Old 01-01-2006, 01:30   #2 (permalink)
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The crank will pretty much take as much power as a 460 will make.Even when a stock crank is cut for increased stroke they are still strong.
The weak link in the bottom end is the rods.
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can it take 800 to 1000 hp ??


I am thinking about a Forged rods and piston , Aluminum Cylinder Head , supercharger and NOS


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can it take 800 to 1000 hp ??


I am thinking about a Forged rods and piston , Aluminum Cylinder Head , supercharger and NOS


thanx for the replay
Yes a production cast 460 (non-stroked) cranskshaft can take 800-1000, with the proper prep work by a knowledgable builder.

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thanx man :)

I will start building a 460 twin turbo next week on the original crankshaft :)
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:51   #6 (permalink)
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thanx man :)

I will start building a 460 twin turbo next week on the original crankshaft :)
Be sure you are starting with a production crank that is in very good shape. Production parts have looser manufaturing tolerances than race application parts. Bring the oem part to race spec's, such as careful selection of crank (never been used in a motor that was blown up, etc). Recondition the crank with such things as magnafluxing, stress relieving, case hardening, oil gallery mods and/or cryogenic treatment. Any combination of these types of things (or others) that are helpful in strengthening the crank for your intended application are a good idea. I am not saying that the crank will not live otherwise, I am only suggesting ways to prep the crank for performance use. No different from building any performance engine.

I have seen basically stock, unmodified cranks handle the HP you are suggesting...just offering wise ideas.

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can u give me your opinion in brand selection ?

Eagle or Scat ? or any brand ?
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I am referring to production Ford oem passenger car crankshafts as came in the engine from the factory, not aftermarket cranks.

As far as the chinese aftermarket cranks go, both Eagle and SCAT are decent pieces these days. But just because you buy them brand new doesn't mean that you don't need to have it carefully inspected prior to use, such as measuring the journals for taper, etc.

If it were chinese cranks I was looking at, I would probably choose a SCAT, then Eagle...my personal opinion. Both are decent, really.

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Old 01-28-2006, 20:11   #9 (permalink)
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If you're going to run a 3.85 stroke, theres no good reason to buy an aftermarket crank, that is unless you cant find one or you dont have a crank shop in your area. But either way new or oem, it should go to a good crank guy for inspection. Sorry this post is late but I'm new here and I have a strong appreciation for the strength of the factory part and its superior metalurgy.
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