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SundanceKid
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posted 02-26-2003 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw this on E-bay, the price is realy good, but I don't recognize the manufacturers name. This a quality piece or is it junk?

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steve'66
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posted 02-26-2003 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You saw what?

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D&S Induction Systems
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posted 02-26-2003 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for D&S Induction Systems   Click Here to Email D&S Induction Systems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's such a good crank I cant even see it!!

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-26-2003 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL, I had to leave quickly forgot to add the link!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2404908794&category=6770

There it is!

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
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posted 02-27-2003 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SundanceKid:
LOL, I had to leave quickly forgot to add the link!

[URL=http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2404908794&category=6770]http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2404908794&category=6770[/ URL]

There it is!


I have heard of guys using those cranks and liking them, but I am still not sure....
However you can get a 4.100 stroke windsor crank for $275 or so.....

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Maverick Mike
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From: Jacksonville, IL USA
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posted 02-27-2003 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maverick Mike   Click Here to Email Maverick Mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I BOUGHT THE 393 3.850 CRANK FOR $285 AND SPENT OVER $550 IN MACHINE WORK TO GET THE DAMN THING TO BALANCE. 4 PIECES OF MALLORY THEN YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR CLEARANCE PROBLEMS THESE CHEAP CRANKS ARE GOOD FOR HITTING THE PIN BOSS. I HAVE MY SMALL BLOCK TOGETHER, BUT AFTER LOTS OF MONEY AND TIME. I SHOULD OF BOUGHT A BETTER CRANK IN THE FIRST PLACE. PLUS THEY HAVE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. WHEN I CALLED THEY ACTED LIKE THIS WAS THE FIRST CRANK TO EVER HAVE THESE PROBLEMS....SO I LOOKED THROUGH THE BUYERS LIST FOR THEM AND EMAILED SOME GUYS WHO BOUGHT THE SAME CRANK...AND GUESS WHAT, THEY ALL HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS. BE AWARE.
MIKE

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Mpcoluv
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posted 02-27-2003 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any time you buy an aftermarket crank, and especially a "import" one, you need to find out what bob weight the crank was designed for. Then you can "guessimate" how difficult the crank will be to balance.
If the seller doesn't know, run....run away fast.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You get what you pay for.
'nuff said!

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bluestreek
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posted 02-27-2003 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've used a Hawks 331 crank before. Could be luck, but my machine shop said it looked pretty good. It held up well in 450HP combo and balanced out pretty easy to 28 oz. counter wt, I-beam rods, and Hyper pistons. The one in my '66 is a forged Eagle crank and it worked out good too. Special bearings are required for the large radius journals and cost more than standard.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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