What crankshaft options do I have?

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What crankshaft options do I have?

Post by triton_750 » Sun 10. Oct 2010, 12:41

June 6 2005 at 10:21 PM
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I plan on building up my '58 383. The crank in it was for an automatic, but I want to put a manula behind it. I heard that FE bellhousing and toploader is an option, and that's what I am going for. Now.. I either need a pilot bushin hole bored into my crank or get another crank.
What cranks had teh pilot hole in them? Can I mix and match cranks to make a sorta stroker motor? is '58 a one year only journal diameter?

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Re: What crankshaft options do I have?

Post by KULTULZ » Sun 10. Oct 2010, 12:43

June 7 2005, 5:54 AM

NO PROVISION FOR PILOT BUSHING?
Do you have the crank out? Does it have a Casting I.D. No. on it such as EDF OR EDG?
58 MERCS came through with standard trans. It should take a pilot bushing.
As far as crank trade, the 383 block is the same as the 430. So you can go to a 430 or even a 462 if desired.

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