Drag Racing Crankshafts Grand Island NE

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Gary's Quality Automotive
(308) 381-2295, 001-2004
3703 West Old Potash Highway
Grand Island, NE
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Rons Transmission Service
(308) 381-1947
612 West 3rd Street
Grand Island, NE
 
G M Fabrications and Racing
(308) 382-1915
354 N Vine Street
Grand Island, NE
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

Freemans RV and Mobile Home Service
(308) 381-2086
622 E 5th Street
Grand Island, NE
Services
Mobile Auto Repair

Green Bear Frame and Axle
(308) 384-1410
421 N Eddy Street
Grand Island, NE
Services
Alignment Repair

Maximus Car Audio and Rims
(308) 381-1417
803 W 4th Street
Grand Island, NE
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Tri City Cycle Works
(308) 395-8800
3234 W Schimmer Drive
Grand Island, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Sorensens Body Paint and Frame
(308) 382-2028
212 Wyandotte Street
Grand Island, NE
Services
Alignment Repair

Platte Valley Retreaders Inc
(308) 382-0274
1003 E 4th St
Grand Island, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Town and Country Towing and Repair
(308) 381-6723
310 E Capital Avenue, # A
Grand Island, NE
Services
SUV Repair

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Drag Racing Crankshafts

The differences between a stock shaft and a racing piece are many

With photos and words by Steve Temple As any experienced engine builder already knows, a drag race engine is made up of hundreds of precision parts bolted together to form an assembly that spins at a furious rate in order to propel its vehicle to victory. Meeting this challenge requires that all those parts going into this assembly be just right. Because the entire engine assembly is such a large and diverse topic we won't be so pretentious as to try to cover it in its entirety, so we'll focus on the heart of the matter, the crankshaft. Not just any common crankshaft, but more specifically shafts used in the sport of drag racing when the capacities of the stock shaft are far exceeded.

By simple definition the object in question is a shaft with U-shaped cranks. Its sole purpose is to convert the up-and-down motion of the pistons into a rotary motion that will eventually turn the rear wheels.

The differences between a stock shaft and a racing piece are many. These provide a multitude of benefits that make a specialty shaft highly desirable: it's stronger, more precisely machined, has greatly improved oil control and is available in a limitless variety of configurations. It will also lessen the likelihood of taking a perfectly good assembly made up of expensive performance parts and turning them into a 9,000rpm hand grenade.

Before we get into specifics of crankshaft technology, it's important for engine builders to identify what the customer's expectations are. The engine builder should consider how long the end user intends to keep a car with the engine intact.

For instance, some people jockey a dragster in different classes, while other people may stay in a particular class for a long time. Someone else may have the goal in mind to start out in a Pro category and then go to Super Pro, and then maybe from there they want to go to a Quick 16 if you're talking bracket racing categories.

One of the biggest problems you can run into is a customer making a decision based solely on dollars. The problem is, what's the cost per year, or per lap to go out and run these things? An engine builder can get caught in this price trap, unless he can convince the customer to spend a little more money up front so that in the long run the cost of ownership isn't so great.

So what makes a good racing crankshaft? First on our list is the type of metal used. In the case of high-end racing crankshafts the choice is typically between forged steel or billet steel. The grade of that material will differ by manufacturer to best suit the needs of their specific design. As with all selections you will find supporters from both sides and in equal numbers, but there are a couple of points that we all can agree on.

Because a racing crank must survive extreme torsional loads as well as bending and flexing that would bring lesser material to its knees, strength is pa...

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