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Intellectual Horsepower: All About Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are a component that seems simple on the outside, but there’s a lot more to dampers than you might think. Hear from the experts at Fluidampr.

Reviewing Callies’ Ford Magnum Crankshaft

There’s no debating that Callies Performance Products manufactures a great crankshaft, among other engine components. We picked out a Callies Magnum Ford crank for our twin-supercharged small block Ford engine build, so we took the opportunity to review exactly what we got from Callies.

PBM Rotating Assemblies

Hundreds of stroke and bore combinations are available, including custom assemblies.

The Story of Callies Performance Products

We recently got access to go inside Callies Performance Products‘ Fostoria, OH facility and speak with owner Rick Norton and his son Heath Norton, up close and personal. What we got was the story of how Callies came to be a leading manufacturer of engine components, and where the company is going next.

Dart Fully Counterweighted LS Crankshaft

The crank is precision CNC-machined from premium 4340 steel billets, and the design incorporates heavy-duty rod cheeks, as well as the LS1/LS6 short snout.

SCAT SBC 4340 Forged Superlight Crankshaft

SCAT’s Superlight Crankshafts are manufactured from non-twist, single plane 4340 forgings. These crankshafts have straight shot and chamfered oil holes; large radius on all journals; lightening holes in all rod journals; aero wing counterweights. They are bridged for increased strength as well as precision ground, heat treated and nitrided for superior wear resistance.

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SCAT Ford 460 Big Block Rotating Assemblies

SCAT’s rotating assemblies for the Ford 460 big block feature cast to forged crankshafts, I-beam to H-beam connecting rods and forged pistons.

Crankshaft Offering Update

Because of the variability of crankshafts that can be purchased and the way it influences the engine being built around it, the crankshaft market is always changing and evolving.

Removing Crankshaft Wear Sleeves

On this episode of LinCo Lessons, Jeff McCord of LinCo Diesel Performance shows you how to easily remove a crankshaft wear sleeve using a trick he learned right out of a Caterpillar service manual.

Steve Morris’ SMX Rotating Assembly

Now that you’ve seen the ins and outs of the SMX block, Steve goes over his selections for the rotating assembly (crank, rods, pistons) for the engine.

Crankshaft Balancing Act

Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines gives a master class on crankshaft balancing, why it’s balanced and what you’re actually accomplishing for a performance engine.

Crankshaft Balancing – Part 2

Watch to see the steps for a proper balance job.