There was a company called "Louisville Forge" or something like that who did
the crank forgings for many US companies, at least in the past. I wonder if
they are still around?
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: "Skip Higginbotham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Couple of questions.
> I would talk to Howard, Scat and/or Callies also Eagle and Crower and then
> check it when it gets here. Chrome-moly. The indexing on my new one was
> off a bit and currently getting fixed. I am told that virtually all crank
> forgings now come from China.
> I agree with Sparky. Also, Fred Larsen's liner was very short. Fast too!
> Stretch it to 130"?
> At 09:52 PM 1/25/2011, Larry Mayfield wrote:
>>Any of ya'll ever had a custom crank fabricated for your motor? I mean
>>from a raw forging or billet? I am dickering with folk to do that or at
>>least to see what kind of pocket book pain that might bring. I was wonder
>>what kinds of costs are involved..anybody got any idea?
>>Next is how fast have short wheel base cars gone as a max before? I am not
>>really keen or runing the sunbeam too much faster with it's 90 inch wheel
>>base, but Lightfoo drives the Alfa romeo to about 225 mph and that puppy
>>is only 84 inches. So, for those of you that still have some memory left
>>(mine seems to be hiding from me occasionally), you remember any fast,
>>short cars? 90 inces or less?
>>Have a good night!