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Suggestions for crankshaft repair near Memphis, TN

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flipper, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
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    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    Anybody have recomendations for a shop that can build up a journal and re-machine it? I would prefer something close to Memphis, but would consider other shops as well. Hoping to find somebody that does decent work for a decent price.
     
  2. oldolds
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    Hmmmmm. What are you working on?
     
  3. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    That was my first thought. If it is a rare crank that might be worth doing ,but on a commonly available crank I would imagine the cost of building it up with weld then turning it would surpass buying a replacement.

    Don
     
  4. Flipper
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    It's actually an antique tractor crankshaft for something my dad is playing with.
     
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  5. gibraltar72
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    Memphis is a racing town ask a roundy rounder who they use to save cranks!
     
  6. primed34
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    There is a really good shop in the Milan/Atwood area that I can't remember the name of right now, but I'll find out if you need me to. Also might try Tucker's in Murray,Ky.
     
  7. Don's Hot Rods
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  8. Hud I
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
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    Crankshaft Specialist in Memphis. None better for any crank work. If you want it stroked they do that and anything you want. Hope this helps Hud
     
  9. Flipper
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    I've heard several people say to stay away from them. They used to be great, but have a bad reputation recently.
     
  10. Hud I
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    It has been a few years. My son had one done by them and it was super work. He had a crank stroked, balanced, and chromed. It was not cheap, but it was very good work. It was a 308 Hudson crank. Hud
     
  11. kennedy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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    from TN

    Bullet Cams does crankshafts also. They've done couple of cams for me and are great to work with.. Their phone number is 662-893-5670
     
  12. KeithDyer
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
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    There is somebody up in Memphis that is a crankshaft crook and has been for 30+ years.

    You send your crankshaft in, then they tell you it is cracked or junk, not fixable, and do you want to have them send it back (on your nickel).

    You say to them "naw, keep it if it is junk".

    Then your "junk" crankshaft is sold to someone else as a top notch piece.

    Great scam for a long time.

    Look on some of the other hot rod or race sites, plenty of bad news.

    Not sure of the name and not want to bring woe on the wrong guys (or maybe they the same guys!!).

    Crankshaft Specialxxxx??

    There were two of them in that area.

    Take care, K
     
  13. Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    Somebody else recommended those guys to dad too. I think that is going to be where he tries.
     
  14. jaysberman
    Joined: Dec 15, 2004
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    Bullet makes the cams for the Ferguson's over head valve Ardun heads.
    Nice folks to work with.
     

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