Drag Racing Crankshafts Kailua Kona HI

Looking for Drag Racing Crankshafts in Kailua Kona? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Kailua Kona that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Drag Racing Crankshafts in Kailua Kona.

Pre-Owned Motor Cars (Service Dept.)
(808) 334-1111
75-5721 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Firestone Complete Auto Care
(808) 329-2488
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy Ste A
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-7:00 pm
Sat:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Payment
Cash

Japanese Auto Works
(808) 329-5297
74-5583 Pawai Pl
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Instant Sign Centers of Hawaii
(808) 329-7321
75-5737 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Auto Body

Big Island Toyota
(808) 329-8517
74-5504 Kaiwi St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:7:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Ayers Automotive
(808) 327-1331
74-5602 Alapa St Unit D
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Radiator Repair, Transmission
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Auto Transmission Systems Inc
(808) 329-9599
74-5483 Kaiwi Street # 150
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Dabess Auto Service LLC D
(808) 329-6452
74 5491 Kaiwi St Ste 19
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Auto Body Hawaii
(808) 329-2544
73-5601 Maiau Street
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-4:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

D & R Auto & Radiator Repair
(808) 331-8730
74-5590 Luhia St Ste 211
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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