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Leystall 4-Bolt Crank

PostPost by: jkolb » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:30 pm

I note from posts on this forum that the FIA is considerably more stringent than US sanctioning bodies, down to and including the model of crankshaft. I am considering going to a 6-bolt and have a perfect Leystall 4-bolt fully counterweighted crank. Would like to know if there would be any interest in this crank in Europe.

Thanks for your comments.

Jerry
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:58 am

jkolb wrote:I note from posts on this forum that the FIA is considerably more stringent than US sanctioning bodies, down to and including the model of crankshaft. I am considering going to a 6-bolt and have a perfect Leystall 4-bolt fully counterweighted crank. Would like to know if there would be any interest in this crank in Europe.

Thanks for your comments.

Jerry


I'd like to buy it! We've got a car/engine that it would be a "replacement original part" for.

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PostPost by: jkolb » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:35 am

I believe it is a standard pin crank. It is at my engine builder's as he was trying to find a buyer for it, but I will find out further specs. He doesn't like cross drilled cranks so I ended up spending ?2k for a new crank. Wowsers that was a shock. By the way, I bought a flywheel from Geoff Richardson and a clutch from Tilton and sent them out to be balanced - they were perfect. Very much a credit to Geoff Richardson. Such a beautiful piece of machining I had it on a table in the living room until my wife insisted that it was not her taste in sculpture.

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PostPost by: elj221c » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:28 pm

jkolb wrote: Such a beautiful piece of machining I had it on a table in the living room until my wife insisted that it was not her taste in sculpture. Jerry


Reminds me of the time, when living at home with my parents, that I refurbed my cylinder head whilst they were away on holiday. When finished, I had it sat on their coffee table in the lounge so that I could admire it. I was not popular when they came home a day early and found it there! :oops: Apparently it didn't matter that it was spotless and on blocks to keep the valves safe.

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