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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 19, 4:53 PM Thread Starter
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Keith Black crank worth it

Hello to all,
I was going through some local adds and saw this, "Keith Black billet crank 4.375 stroke. Plus kryptonite rods. Crank and rods are new. $1,500 or make offer."

Is that a reasonable price? Does something with that kind of stroke require a tall deck block ? The rods are 6.635. With a dart block or gen 6 what kind of combos are possible

Just curious
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Hello to all,
I was going through some local adds and saw this, "Keith Black billet crank 4.375 stroke. Plus kryptonite rods. Crank and rods are new. $1,500 or make offer."

Is that a reasonable price? Does something with that kind of stroke require a tall deck block ? The rods are 6.635. With a dart block or gen 6 what kind of combos are possible

Just curious
Thanks
Joe
I would stick with the 4.25" stroke.

Oil pans get more expensive and more special parts are needed. Too many headaches.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 19, 6:55 PM
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Re: Keith Black crank worth it

Most billet cranks are over twice that amount. Google search and comments indicated that the maker of Kryptonite rods is no longer in business. Heavy duty, strong stuff but also heavy.

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Id guess those are pretty old parts? Call QMP racing in Chatsworth Ca mike can tell you more about that stuff. Honest dude.
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How much would pistons be? Compare the cost of the components to that of a modern rotating assembly that you would build for yourself. If the price isnít significantly cheaper, there is no reason to give it further consideration..

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 19, 9:24 PM Thread Starter
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Most billet cranks are over twice that amount. Google search and comments indicated that the maker of Kryptonite rods is no longer in business. Heavy duty, strong stuff but also heavy.
I was looking for parts to acquire to build a spare engine. This ad has been there for months so I figured there is a reason why it hasn't sold. I was just wondering more than anything and wouldn't want the headaches of the longer stroke. There is also a crank listed as a 427/454. Pretty sure it can't be both !

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Re: Keith Black crank worth it

$1500 is less than half the cost of a billet crank alone as Gary mentioned.

Winberg Cranks would be my choice for a new billet crank these days. Mainly due to how responsive Randy and his team are. Never heard back from Bryant after several attempts.

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