69mm which crank

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69mm which crank

Post by jonremmers » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:47 pm

I'm looking to buy a 69 mm counterweighted crank. I'm looking at the CB 4140 forged cromoly as it fits by budget :lol: but is it any good? I tried searching the forum and one poster claimed it could break even in a fairly stockish motor. Are there others in the same pricerange worth considering?
The crank will go into a 1600 that I built a few years ago. The engine revs easily to 6500 as is, but I am considering a camchange and heads that will move the revs higher.

thanks for any input

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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by bigmeat » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:59 pm

Check demello machine services or dms they they take a stock german crank and weld counter weights on to then machine it. They are 135 dollars plus exchange of a good core.

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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by woodsbuggy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:15 pm

Buy a German crank,Chinese quality is very poor.

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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by craigvwdude » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:22 am

I've used CB cranks and really like them. Measure out and are strait.
Now the only two Demello cranks i've seen were both bent. One .015" and .017". Maybe that's their tolerance. I don't know.
But that's way too much for me.
CB's products seem to much higher quality than the usual china stuff.
This is based on what i've used and seen personally.


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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by joosep84 » Sun May 02, 2010 1:59 am

How far should I go with RPM when the engine is built with stock parts? Not for highway but for quarter mile....on streets I can hold it lower.
1600cc turbo.

how far with stock valve springs?
how far with stock crank?
Can I get some more when I change the valve prings or not?

Is there any measurements, pics or something of counterweighted stock cranks?

Thank you

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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by bigmeat » Sun May 02, 2010 8:02 am

Generaly 4500 to 5000 rpms. Heavy duty valve springs would help with valve float but I would be concerned about vibrations at the crankshaft assembaly. No matter what crank shaft you use have all of your rotatating assy. balance crank, rods fly wheel seperatly then have them balance it all as a unit including the front pully and with the clutch pressure plate installed. This reduces vibrations and make the engine last much longer and allow you to turn more rpms depending on your head selection and carburator set up.

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Re: 69mm which crank

Post by perrib » Tue May 04, 2010 2:22 pm

I'd buy a crank from DPR and the rods from Gene Berg or Rimco before sending more of our money to the Chinese.
Stock springs are good for a W 100 cam.
You should get every part balanced buy some one who knows VWs. DPR can balance a crank and flywheel for you.
Rimco and Gene Berg both sell race prepped stock VW rods that are balanced.

I on/ off roaded and drag raced the same 1776 with a Rimco cw crank and race prepped rods, Engle 130 cam for a couple of years in the early 90s. The engine was balanced by Mike Fischer. 6000 rpm launches and off roading was even harder on it. It never failed.

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