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childs & albert stroker kit

Has anyone ever heard anything about this brand? Any input would great. Good or bad. There's a forged used complete assembly on Craig's list. Says crank is freshly turned.

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As far as I know C&A is a well established, quality manufacturer. I've used their gapless rings in many builds, including my blower car. It's been a couple of years, things and QC could have changed since then. Never used their major hard parts.

If this kit is used, "let the buyer beware".
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Well, if I didn't realize that I'm an old guy up until now, I certainly realize it after reading the OP's first post. Childs & Albert was a household name when I was a younger man, high-quality parts.
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Ha ha. Your only as old as you feel right.

So, what do you think about buying a used rotating assem?
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Ha ha. Your only as old as you feel right.

So, what do you think about buying a used rotating assem?
first;why would you buy it?
second;do you know the seller?
third;have you priced out other quality parts?
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first;why would you buy it?
second;do you know the seller?
third;have you priced out other quality parts?
This one Vinnie I'm going to disagree with you. It could be a clean deal of parts not normally available.And yes C & A is that good,that it isn't beyond the possibility of finding a very good used set-up.The O/P has to go look at it being prepare to do a close inspection and to measure everything.We have bought,used,and bought for resale they stuff with 100% success.
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gary my questions are valid. Im not saying its a bad purchase.
first,why?If a person has a need for a quality (maybe expensive part)then full inspection is required.If someone is building a mild street engine the parts might be overkill.
example=carillo rods for a 400hp sbc.

do you know the seller? Thats always a good thing to know,lots of junk on E-bay. also a known racer usually has buyers lining up for good deals. I used to buy roller cams from Richard Johnson,a super stock racer,that would sometimes have 2 or 3 passes on a new grind.His free cams netted him $100.

third,other quality parts,,,if the typical 425 hp or less street engine is being built a new complete kit might be cheaper than a used C&A,no price or specs were mentioned,,,
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Well, all of those questions are exactly what I need to hear. I'm also Leery of why it's been for sale more than a week. Maybe I'm lucky and just don't realize it. Maybe it's junk. I don't know. But. My situation is. I've put a ton of money in new top end. New parts( valve covers, throttle body, major body change-so went threw numerous wiring harnesses until finding the right one. So where I'm at is just shy of compression for the setup. I'm at 8.5:1. When I need to be above 9:1. So, it's either keep the std bore buying new pistons kb203 domes. Or stroke it to a 489. Sounds great. But I'm starting to get to the bottom of my budget. So. I'm trying to get out the best but cheapest. Is it possible to keep a cam sitting on a shelf for a while. And I just buy a slightly smaller cam until I can do the bottom end work. I'm trying to keep everything min. But top of the top 1300 I could probably squeeze bye. The used rotating assembly is 500. I'm sure I may talk it down a little.

I hope this information helps. I can pm you the add. If you would like to check it out. See your thoughts.
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wildman,1gary is "one" of the more knowledgeable people here when it comes to high end engine parts. If he has a chance Im sure he will look it over.
Fill us in on your project,its nice to share ideas and enjoy whats in progress. Read the dyno sim Richard posted on a 489,,,
have fun with a beast street engine( or race engine)
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If it is truly C&A products, they were/are top of the line professional type equipment...they have been around for a long time catering to the big dogs of the racing circuit....call them and ask about these parts.
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im actually in the middle of it now
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OH.....Im WAY off base......couldnt get their website to work, turns out, C&A no longer exists. They went Chapter 7 awhile back. They were a premier supplier of rods and parts for high end power plants, like top fuel etc. Now its called Akerly & Childs, and looks like just bearings and rings. However, they used to be the "go to" bearing supplier for drag race stuff........dam, another great company turns to crap......
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Spoke with the owner

Story is, Switching to a blower instead of high compression motor. its never been sprayed. He said its a complete kit (meaning all parts are from C&A) That the journal is small block journal with big block mains. This is Chinese to me. Can someone shed some light on this
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Probably has a big block Chevy snout due to the load of a blower drive. There are special dampers and timing covers and timing chain sets to use such a crank.
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this is all for a big block. its a big block kit but said the journal is small block with big block mains. Has anyone ever heard of this. Is this ok?
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