I have a couple of 4 cly Chevy cranks on the For Sale page. PM me from here to stop spam. Thanks, Dan
Hay, Hay, Hay, No Model A, No Chevy, Dan
A modified Chevy crank is $1,000 cheaper than a new crank. Chevrolet crank and rods look good under a Frontenac head made by the Chevrolet brothers.
I ask again, has anybody ground the rod journals of a Chevy crank down to T size and used T rods and pistons? They're the same stroke, after all.
From Wolff: T, Chev, A
I have a cranky wife, Guess I better not sell her though
I was given a T shirt and a coffee cup showing the front of a black T with the caption:
I'm not cranky;
I'm just hard to start in the morning.
Actually, I am cranky..
Herm: You got me, but this is a Chevy fit to a T. Dan.
Will, she'd better not see that you called her cranky, or you won't have to worry about selling her.
Ricks.......you can't grind crankshaft journals that far without going through the hardened surfaces to "soft" metal.
Now if someone had a means to induction harden them again you'd be in business.......
Good point, Craig. #2 & #3 mains get turned down to 1.6" to fit between the T bolts, and I don't believe they get hardened. At any rate, I bet long time Long Beach member Phil Reed's Electronic Chrome and Grinding could do it.
I imagine you could grind a Chev crank a bit farther, have it spray welded and ground as an alternative but would it pay?
It depends on where T cranks break..........do they fail at the cheeks of the throws or elsewhere?
Inquiring minds want to know.......
From the two piece photos posted here over the years it seems T cranks can fail just about everywhere, but the majority fail around the center main. The slightly heavier later 1924-27 style of crank may hold up better than the earlier type with diamond style throws. 1926/27 EE steel cranks would be least bad of the lot - but they will most likely all break eventually
A couple of many broken crank threads:
No matter what make/shape/type crank you use i think a true pan and having the crank/flywheel assmbly balenced is the best money you can spend.Bud.
i was not able to pm thru the forum ...call or e-mail me regarding a crank/rod set ...i am intrested in purchasing if still available ...thanks gene french 970-581-2808 or email@example.com
Have 2 1928 chev. 4 cyl. engines for sale. Both have the OHV heads. One is rusty outside but has a usable head, rods and crank shaft. Asking $200.
The other one is not rusty...asking $300.
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