You need one of those Chinese crankshafts; then I bet it will fit perfect.
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Well said and very true.. . . I've worked with Chinese automotive parts suppliers in my Engineering job for many years...and can tell you that they will do whatever is necessary to sell you the parts...lie, cheat or steal...the important part is selling you the parts. Have caught them in repeated lies...some so obvious that you are embarrassed for them. Made up data, broken promises, not following agreed upon quality checks, etc etc etc.
Now that I know what I know I wish I had paid more money for a USA crank instead of this unknown quality CAT crank that I have. Was thrilled with the JW flexplate...it fit as it should and I am confident in it's integrity.
Bingo!....... When I see a supplier not bother to check basic dimensions (especially one that is critical to fit) then the rest of their quality control is always in question...
BTW...the reason their hole size is too small is their die has worn...when the die is worn all the parts will be wrong. So that means they are not checking any of them., and the aren't monitoring their production tooling quality. More evidence they aren't checking anything...
Very true.. . . . One thing that I would like to point out is that it is also made with China steel. These 4340 cranks you see advertised are actually china equivalents that are very close to our American specs. This doesn't mean the steel is clean and void of any inpurities. . . .
True again.. . . . the chinese dont "design" anything. they take an american part and copy it. and as with the flywheel we believe that they took a stock flywheel and just made it with thicker metal etc. but with all the "half moon" cut outs in a TR flywheel one side will be heavier than the other. (when u just use thicker the metal) . . . .
True, but there is a BIG difference between your pride to do the right thing and greed.I was looking at the CAT but had some reserve ,I'm done looking.I'm a machinist been one for 30 years .On a OD are ID of 40 in. if I misted it .002 The boss would had my backside.With new CNC Tec that should never happen.
Ill spend the money in the good old USA