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Old 02-07-2004, 12:14 PM
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Killer,turning the crank .200 does not move the center of the rotating Assembly,it mearly accommodates the smaller mains. I say the cranks are weaker because Ive seen with my own two eyes a lot of broken ones. A better alloy crank is fine for that combo,but thats more money. Being an automotive machinist,I can tell you,a loss of material equates to less strength,thats a fact,and .200 is significant. Don't get me wrong,they have their place,I build 383 chevs often,but I recommend them for lower rpm torque applications,4x4s ect.
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