|12-10-2012 08:00 PM|
If the crank is good then use it
figured it was cast by the colour
|12-10-2012 06:32 PM|
|ChevroletSS||Hey guys thanks for the tips and info. I figured out my crank is cast which I kinda new thats what it was but sometimes u never know with GM. The crank is in pretty good shape and I plan on reusing it. Thanks again|
|12-09-2012 10:16 AM|
|vinniekq2||chev ss take a picture like gearhead posted,perfect|
|12-09-2012 07:45 AM|
I had a Crosley Hot shot crank for a Demo when I taught in the Auto dept at the College. The hot shot was machined from a large round bar. It had counter weights on each side of the rod throws. Theoretically you can get some teeter- totter effect in a crank caused by balance weight location, but a forged crank has stronger metal structure resulting from the forging process. But the hot shots were high reving stock.
|12-09-2012 07:25 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||The narrow casting seam means it is a cast crank as Double vision said .another sure way is take a small ball peen hamar lightly tap counterweigkt a forged steel crank will ring ,a cast crank will have a thud sound, Note : counterweight NOT the Journal|
|12-09-2012 01:21 AM|
|12-07-2012 03:35 PM|
|ap72||there's identification marks on them, look them up, then you know. Its that simple.|
|12-07-2012 03:23 PM|
|vinniekq2||throws are where the rods bolt on to the crank.take a picture of the snout looking towards the flywheel end about 10 to 15 degrees off center,snout to tail,long wise,endto end from the front|
|12-07-2012 03:17 PM|
|ChevroletSS||What do you mean by parting line and what is the throws|
|12-07-2012 02:55 PM|
|vinniekq2||take a picture of the throws from the end of the crank,looks cast|
|12-07-2012 02:44 PM|
I always go by, Wide parting line, it's forged.
If it's a single thin seam it's cast.
|12-07-2012 02:21 PM|
Crank Photos Cast or forged
Can you all tell me what crank this is. Cast or forged....