Am I being totally unrealistic? Steel crank value?

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  1. Dartthunder340

    Dartthunder340 Well-Known Member

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    Have seen a couple of stock stroke, forged, factory cranks (one supposedly a 340, the other a unturned 318 (did not see a -3 in pics) ) and these people were asking value of them. I responded with $1-150.00 (they were thinking $5-600.00). Am I being unfair in my valuation? Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Nope. What you want to pay is about all they are worth.
     
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    • RustyRatRod

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      You can get a brand new forged Eagle crank from Summit for 759, so yeah, 500-600 for a used steel 340 crank is dumbfuckery.
       
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      • mopardude318

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        Yea, I agree 150 bucks max for that forged 318 crank..I'd buy it for $150, its not a bad crank, but that dude is on crank. LMAO
         
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        • 70aarcuda

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          sold 2 340 steel cranks for 100 bucks each.....one needed to be polished...the other needed to be turned....
           
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          • famous bob

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            ^^^^^^^^
            RRR , where do u come up w/ some of these words !???!
             
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              $100-150 is what I see all the time. They aren't everywhere for that price but you can shop around and find them.
               
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                He has to deal with customers all day long.

                I'm sure he has plenty more where that came from, and a bunch he can't post on here.
                 
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                  if your paying 500 for a 318 crank, it better come with the 318 still installed around it
                   
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                  • JBurch

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                    At $5-600.00, ask them for a 1 year parts and labor warranty and a magnaflux test, wait for the look on their face........................
                     
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                    • RustyRatRod

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                      You got THAT right.
                       
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                      • TheGrateRonzini

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                        I paid 125 for a steel 440 crank out of a chally. It was within “mopar specs” but I opted to even it out
                         
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                          I agree with the above posts.

                          200.00 would be the ceiling for a 340 crank at std spec needing a polish or .010 under grind.
                          All other sb factory steel cranks are 1-150.00 at std/.010
                           
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                          • Wyrmrider

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                            and for most applications on the street (not solid cam, AT, not truck or motorhome, not boat ) a cast crank is going to work just fine
                            sell any real 340 cranks to a 340 die hard
                             
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                              I have two I'd sell for $100 each.
                               
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                              • Dartthunder340

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                                PM sent.
                                 
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                                Krooser is a stand up guy to deal with
                                Found some keys for our dually if you are still using original ignition and door locks
                                 
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                                folks that ask the "STUPID PRICE" for their stuff end up keeping their stuff.
                                 
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                                  As an engine builder I would say your right on track. Used factory cranks are subject to condition and sizing. If they are undersized it is possible to have been damaged and have a hair line crack that is not noticeable. If it is std. size it may be worn and need to be turned to get back to a usable size. all of this must be considered when purchasing a used crank. New forged cranks from Eagle or scat cost more but are usually 4340 material which is much stronger than the normal 1053 material that is factory. Good luck
                                   
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