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Who were the original stroker crank manufacturers?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod28AR, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. We might be lettering up another drag car, so I want to know some names of manufacturers who produced special stroker cranks in the late '50s-60s. Any info would be cool, Thanks
    -Dean
     
  2. Notorious
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    Just a guess but remember Hank the Crank?
     
  3. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Crankshaft Co., C-T Automotive, Moldex, Ansen, are a few that come to mind.
     
  4. cruzr
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  5. shoprat
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    shoprat
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  6. HEATHEN
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    Reath was selling half inch stroker setups for 283s in '58.
     
  7. 50Fraud
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    C-T Automotive and Speed-O-Motive are the two I recall from flathead days.
     
  8. A good friend of mine purchased a Mickey Thompson nodular iron stroker(1/2") for his brand new 61 Olds Starfire.With the 4 1/4"(if I remember right)bore it came out to 475 cubic inches.
     
  9. I bought a 400 chev crank from Hank the Crank about 10 12 years ago...it was a 426 cu in then!!
     
  10. FEDSLED
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    Bradford crankshaft, his son still races the AA/Fuel altered(out of seattle now).Brad Bradford's crankshafts were found in many racecars in the sixties.
    FED
     
  11. k9racer
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    Howards Machine Shop.. Home of Hard Crome Strokers.. Huntsville Alabama established in 1947. closed in the 90s.. Equipment incorporated into R&R speedshop..
     
  12. I was going to say Reath as well, but all I know about were their hemi strokers in the fifties.
     
  13. brandon
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    red cornett in somerset ky.....old school at best...:D still in business ...mostly doing dirt motors.... brandon:D
     
  14. G V Gordon
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    Probably some inventive machinist in his garage.

    But your probably wanting commercial manufactures.
     
  15. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from swanton oh

    Dearborn Crankshaft. They also sponsored Joy Fair
     
  16. hlfuzzball
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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    from Michigan

    Dearborn Crankshaft is another name for Moldex.

    Jewell is another old-time Detroit area crankshaft shop.
     

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