318LA Myth's still being created!

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  1. polyjohn

    polyjohn Well-Known Member

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    Many apologies for any offence I may have caused using Tony as a reference for my thread!
    It was a bad attempt at 'nonsense thread writing' and was very badly received, as expected.

    It was a poor effort at a 'misconstrued opening', to a thread on cast crankshafts.

    Yes there are many threads on Cast 318LA cranks and most folks know they started in 1967.
    I have owned may 318 cars and engines from the pre 70 era, and none had a steel crank.
    I have also rebuilt many 318's in my long career at a specialist V8 machine shop, and never seen a steel 318LA crank.
    I don't believe they were all removed during oil-changes at the local PEP boys during their long and trouble free lives...
    I suppose some folks have stripped many 318's too and always found steel cranks in their engines?


    Please accept my full and unequivocal apology to Tony and his loyal supporters!

    Myth totally UNBUSTED...(room 101 thread)
     
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  2. 66fs

    66fs FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    No worries. I have eaten crow more than a few times. Carry on.
     
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    Krooser Reform School Graduate

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    I have two or three 318 forged cranks in my shop.

    One has a slightly longer snout... maybe 1/4" longer. Don't know why... might be the one "A" engine cranks I have.
     
  4. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    And for the record, "PMD" on a Chrysler crank means "Plymouth Motor Division".
     
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    1Badcolt Well-Known Member

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    His stuff right or wrong is still better than watching the [ VIEW or Catalin Jenner ] documentary !!!
     
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