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Randy1944 01-21-2020 06:20 PM

Crank chunk
 

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Tore down a 1951 Ford flathead v8. When crank was cleaned and checked, this was found. Found no metal in oil pan to speak of. Certainly, nothing of this size. Any ideas?? Cast defect?? Can crank work properly with this “defect”?? Attachment 419657

Kurt in NJ 01-21-2020 06:27 PM

Re: Crank chunk
 

Crankshafts were cast in groups, that is where it was broke off the the cluster

JSeery 01-21-2020 06:27 PM

Re: Crank chunk
 

Looks normal to me. They were cast in groups of 4 and then broken apart, which leave the mark you are seeing.

Randy1944 01-21-2020 06:38 PM

Re: Crank chunk
 

Thanks for the great info. I was sure that you would have a great answer. I was concerned that it might affect the balance of the crankshaft.

Ol' Ron 01-21-2020 06:57 PM

Re: Crank chunk
 

Not a problem, but an old crank should be magged, just to eliminate a surprise.

JSeery 01-21-2020 07:07 PM

Re: Crank chunk
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy1944 (Post 1844024)
Thanks for the great info. I was sure that you would have a great answer. I was concerned that it might affect the balance of the crankshaft.

It was balanced by Ford after that so not an issue.


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