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WARDF
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From: Cecilia, Ky. USA
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posted 04-02-2002 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to build a budget stroker and was looking at a couple different cranks out there. has anybody dealt with Hawks or Eagle cranks? I'm looking at the 500 hp and below so a cast crank should fit the bill. thanks in advance.

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V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
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posted 04-02-2002 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
500 hp out of a 347 is no budget motor; that's a mean number for a smallblock. I hear good things about Scat, in fact I'm shopping for a 331 crank and Scat is one of my finalists. I'd be STOKED to see 400 flywheel hp out of mine, and it'll be fairly aggressive as far as street motors go

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WARDF
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posted 04-02-2002 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WARDF   Click Here to Email WARDF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it is a budget motor when you're only paying $140 for a crank that will stand up to 500hp, which I may not reach, but I know I don't want a crank that will stand up to 1000hp for $700 when I won't be trying to reach that on the street. looking at cat, hawk, and eagle(which is the most expensive). I believe that 500hp or close to it should be obtainable on 93 pump gas. Anyways I can get the cat crank for$140 plus $40 shipping, what do you think?

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7DMACH1
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posted 04-02-2002 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard a lot of horror stories about Cat Cranks. I have a Scat Crank in my 408 stroker. RAY

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RAY, THE WISE [email protected]@ PHILLY GUY!!
70 MACH1 408C 4SPD.
86 CAPRI 5.0 5SPD.

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7DMACH1
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posted 04-02-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is one about CAT. Weather or not you buy a kit from me, or anyone else PLEASE do not buy Cat, Prolwer, ect junk parts and expect quality results. When your machinist has to grind the crank so far to get it within spec, when your balance is poor, when the tolerances aren't right you would have saved yourself money from the start if you bought a quality kit.

I offer Scat parts as I have visited their facility, know the people who engineer the kits and parts and can stand behind the product 100%. Eagle, FPS, and Probe all make quality parts as well, you'll find Keith Craft sells Eagle and Scat parts, Probe and Coast High are the same company and if I remember right FPS uses Scat or Eagle parts as well (I haven't checked on this in a long time so don't quote me

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RAY, THE WISE [email protected]@ PHILLY GUY!!
70 MACH1 408C 4SPD.
86 CAPRI 5.0 5SPD.

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67Coupster
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From: Fortson, GA, USA
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posted 04-03-2002 05:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's another vote for Scat. It's what I used in my 393. I got it from Keith Kraft, great service also. I looked around at all the budget crank kits and ended up saving money by shopping around and buying the components individually.

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James
67 Coupe
393W, AFR 185, 4 Speed, 4.11 9 inch
7.09 @ 97MPH 1/8
1.55 60'

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the last dive
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posted 04-03-2002 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the last dive     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
bring your bank manager with you when you want to get 500hp out of a 347

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V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
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posted 04-03-2002 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 7DMACH1:
I offer Scat parts as I have visited their facility, know the people who engineer the kits and parts and can stand behind the product 100%.

Ray, I didn't know you sold parts! YOU'VE GOT MAIL!

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JAAZZY
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posted 04-03-2002 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is no way a NA budget 347 will have 500hp. Even if you go with a cheap crank you'd still need killer heads so figure over $2K with the machine work.

Realistically I'd guestimate 280-320rwhp for a budget 347. The numbers will depend on the parts and what you mean by budget.

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Originally posted by WARDF:
it is a budget motor when you're only paying $140 for a crank that will stand up to 500hp, which I may not reach, but I know I don't want a crank that will stand up to 1000hp for $700 when I won't be trying to reach that on the street. looking at cat, hawk, and eagle(which is the most expensive). I believe that 500hp or close to it should be obtainable on 93 pump gas. Anyways I can get the cat crank for$140 plus $40 shipping, what do you think?

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65 Stang - 347 Roller, TFS high port Stage III Heads, Nash 5 speed, Fuel Injection, Long Tubes

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7DMACH1
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posted 04-03-2002 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be done. My friend RESTOMAN made 423 rwhp with a 347. So i'm sure the f/wheel hp would have been over 500. RAY

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RAY, THE WISE [email protected]@ PHILLY GUY!!
70 MACH1 408C 4SPD.
86 CAPRI 5.0 5SPD.

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JAAZZY
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posted 04-03-2002 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't say it couldn't be done... just not with a "budget" motor.

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Originally posted by 7DMACH1:
It can be done. My friend RESTOMAN made 423 rwhp with a 347. So i'm sure the f/wheel hp would have been over 500. RAY


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7DMACH1
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posted 04-03-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be done on a budget if your budget is beg enough. LOL RAY

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RAY, THE WISE [email protected]@ PHILLY GUY!!
70 MACH1 408C 4SPD.
86 CAPRI 5.0 5SPD.

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steve'66
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posted 04-03-2002 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 7DMACH1:
It can be done on a budget if your budget is big enough. LOL RAY


That's soooo true Ray!!

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JAAZZY
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posted 04-03-2002 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL

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steve'66
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posted 04-03-2002 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WARDF:
I would like to build a budget stroker and was looking at a couple different cranks out there. has anybody dealt with Hawks or Eagle cranks?

We're using Eagle's 4340 forged crank and 4340 forged H-beam rods in Melissa's 408W. The engine builder doesn't care for Scat, sooo


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