Originally Posted by gearheadslife
sorry, I figure most people that are building warmed over engines blow right past the cast parts, otherwise why not use a g.m./ford part as there are millions of them..
and frankly I'd rather a crank that wasn't finish ground.
maybe it me, but if I'm buying a new crank, it's a forged one.
there also is a reason eagle/scat/etc are half the cost of other cranks.
If you want to build a 383 you either have to buy an aftermarket crank or you are forced to buy the GMPP 4340 3.8" stroker crank. These cranks are far from pretty though. Lightening holes off center with the edges of the hole drilled through the edge of the counterweight.
Not too many 400 SBC cranks around anymore. If I needed a 3.48" stroke crank and didnt want to pay a lot. I would be using a stock nodular iron crank, these are excellent pieces for the money.
yes there is a reason that these makers are less expensive which is my point. But a cast crank shouldnt bust in 2 during everyday driving.
But buyer beware.