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Which corporation is making the best cranks shafts on the market today? Gonna be putting a new one in this 383 build I got going on right now. I hear Callies makes a damn good one. Can anybody confirm this and throw out a few recommendations?

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Along with Callies, there is Howard's, Winberg, Bryant, and Kellogg that come to mind right now. The last three are very good but more expensive.
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Yes agreed, very xlnt cranks and very expensive. So my question to J-garden, do you need a billet crank or would a forged or even a Scat 9000 cast steel crank do?? What HP level are you looking at, and I mean really, not some imaginary 800-900 for the street. Assuming of course this is for that Nova in the pic and not a race car.
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If your not building more than 500hp the scat 9000 will be fine. Spent the $600 you save on something you really need.
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Yes agreed, very xlnt cranks and very expensive. So my question to J-garden, do you need a billet crank or would a forged or even a Scat 9000 cast steel crank do?? What HP level are you looking at, and I mean really, not some imaginary 800-900 for the street. Assuming of course this is for that Nova in the pic and not a race car.
This is for my other Nova, which is a 72(year difference).

HP level is looking at about 550. Whatever the best out of the billet, forged or steel is what I'm looking for. I'm assuming that's forged.
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This is for my other Nova, which is a 72(year difference).

HP level is looking at about 550. Whatever the best out of the billet, forged or steel is what I'm looking for. I'm assuming that's forged.

We have used alot of the Callies Compstar cranks with out any issues so far, Right now they will not have any 3.750 cranks till the end of July and we have gone to the Dragon Slayer cranks for now.

We have a Compstar 3.750 in a 400 procharged build that dynoed over 700 horse and after a year of running no problems.

Here are some links to a twin turbo build with a Callies Compstar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjDyK...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V55WOYTIbGs
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For 550 hp you definately don't need billet...for comparison sake get on ebay and punch in "Scat forged crank", there are 2 - Scat 4340 forged units, one for a 5.7 rod and the other for a 6.0 rod being offered by Racersoutlet for $599 + $35 shipping. Very good oufit, I've bought several items from them.

And yes for piece of mind I would take any old or new crank to a VERY REPUTABLE machine shop and get it mag'd and check runout..... Ya just never know. Are you located anywhere near Orange County?...
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For 550 hp you definately don't need billet...for comparison sake get on ebay and punch in "Scat forged crank", there are 2 - Scat 4340 forged units, one for a 5.7 rod and the other for a 6.0 rod being offered by Racersoutlet for $599 + $35 shipping. Very good oufit, I've bought several items from them.

And yes for piece of mind I would take any old or new crank to a VERY REPUTABLE machine shop and get it mag'd and check runout..... Ya just never know. Are you located anywhere near Orange County?...
I'm in San Luis Obispo, but I'm actually going to be making a run down to Huntington Beach soon with in the next month probly to pick up a few body components, at Classic Industries. Driving down there to pick it up personally to save on shipping. So ya I'll be in that area in about a month.
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Ok good, I have a friend that has a machine shop in Anaheim. Great, HONEST guy, I'll send you a pm with his info.
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check competitionproducts.com and click on the 'broom sheet deals'... stupid good prices on Howard's, Callies, Lunatti, and other American made cranks, along with SCAT.
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