Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
'74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? #2667964
06/20/19 12:39 PM
06/20/19 12:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
R
RapidRobert Offline OP
Circle Track
RapidRobert  Offline OP
Circle Track
R

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
which is likely? it is aways away. Thank you for your time.


live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2667982
06/20/19 01:19 PM
06/20/19 01:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,089
Keymar, MD
D
DusterKid Offline
super stock
DusterKid  Offline
super stock
D

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,089
Keymar, MD
My guess would be cast. I think mid 1973 or so cars switched to cast cranks. I've read some still got a forged crank if it had a 4 speed or was a truck or police engine. Others will more knowledge will chim in I'm sure.

Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: DusterKid] #2668002
06/20/19 01:36 PM
06/20/19 01:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,692
So Near, Yet So Far
topside Offline
I Live Here
topside  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,692
So Near, Yet So Far
Can you get a photo of the balancer (harmonic damper)?
Likely a cast crank with the big lumpy balancer.

Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2668020
06/20/19 02:41 PM
06/20/19 02:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,288
Rio Linda, CA
John_Kunkel Offline
Too Many Posts
John_Kunkel  Offline
Too Many Posts

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,288
Rio Linda, CA
Standard performance likely cast, HP could go either way.


I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: John_Kunkel] #2668490
06/21/19 07:24 PM
06/21/19 07:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
R
RapidRobert Offline OP
Circle Track
RapidRobert  Offline OP
Circle Track
R

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
it is std so it sounds like the odds are that it is cast. If I get serious about I will have him eyeball it or take a pic. Thanks guys.


live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2668496
06/21/19 07:53 PM
06/21/19 07:53 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,745
Scranton, PA
Montclaire Offline
master
Montclaire  Offline
master

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,745
Scranton, PA
If you arent planning on hooking it to a 4spd and won't be turning mega HP numbers, a well seasoned cast crank can take plenty of abuse.

Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: Montclaire] #2668569
06/21/19 11:40 PM
06/21/19 11:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
R
RapidRobert Offline OP
Circle Track
RapidRobert  Offline OP
Circle Track
R

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
It's a pretty good shape original that I would keep as a daily driver . I'd be a little more generous if it would be a steel crank.


live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2668689
06/22/19 12:20 PM
06/22/19 12:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
larrymopar360 Offline
master
larrymopar360  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
Weren't steel cranks gone after 1972 in the 440, HP or not?


Facts are stubborn things.
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: larrymopar360] #2668696
06/22/19 12:41 PM
06/22/19 12:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,669
McGregor,Iowa 52157
5
500ciDuster Offline
top fuel
500ciDuster  Offline
top fuel
5

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,669
McGregor,Iowa 52157
I've seen 73 but maybe it was early and then I have a 74 motor home engine that has a steel

Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: 500ciDuster] #2668708
06/22/19 01:10 PM
06/22/19 01:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,288
Rio Linda, CA
John_Kunkel Offline
Too Many Posts
John_Kunkel  Offline
Too Many Posts

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 20,288
Rio Linda, CA
Mopar SB

440 Cast Crank 09-01-73C.jpg440 Cast Crank 09-01-73C page2.jpg
Last edited by John_Kunkel; 06/22/19 01:12 PM.

I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: John_Kunkel] #2668783
06/22/19 06:20 PM
06/22/19 06:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
larrymopar360 Offline
master
larrymopar360  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
I guess I should have written gone after '73, not '72, either way he's asking about '74.

Last edited by larrymopar360; 06/22/19 06:22 PM.

Facts are stubborn things.
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2668800
06/22/19 07:23 PM
06/22/19 07:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,745
Scranton, PA
Montclaire Offline
master
Montclaire  Offline
master

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,745
Scranton, PA
Originally Posted by RapidRobert
It's a pretty good shape original that I would keep as a daily driver . I'd be a little more generous if it would be a steel crank.


It honestly makes zero difference for what you want it for. It's lasted 45 years, I think you'll be good. shruggy

Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: Montclaire] #2668815
06/22/19 08:23 PM
06/22/19 08:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
R
RapidRobert Offline OP
Circle Track
RapidRobert  Offline OP
Circle Track
R

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
Yes for a DD it makes no difference but if it is a steel crank it may (eventually) find a new home.


live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2669002
06/23/19 11:36 AM
06/23/19 11:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
larrymopar360 Offline
master
larrymopar360  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
Originally Posted by RapidRobert
Yes for a DD it makes no difference but if it is a steel crank it may (eventually) find a new home.
And, if you're like me, it feels really nice knowing you have a steel crank. I love overkill.


Facts are stubborn things.
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: larrymopar360] #2669017
06/23/19 12:16 PM
06/23/19 12:16 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
R
RapidRobert Offline OP
Circle Track
RapidRobert  Offline OP
Circle Track
R

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 35,328
Lincoln Nebraska
^^^ That's the story of my life brother. & if it is a steel cranker it will make we wanna grab/purchase another early A body to drop it into, Like I need another (un)finished project at the moment.


live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth
Re: '74 brougham 440, steel or cast crank? [Re: RapidRobert] #2669060
06/23/19 03:36 PM
06/23/19 03:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
larrymopar360 Offline
master
larrymopar360  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,768
Central Florida
Originally Posted by RapidRobert
^^^ That's the story of my life brother. & if it is a steel cranker it will make we wanna grab/purchase another early A body to drop it into, Like I need another (un)finished project at the moment.
up


Facts are stubborn things.

Advertisement
Moparts Newest Topics
1970 SuperBee 383
by BloFish. 08/18/19 09:27 AM
18/19 Ram powerwagons
by sogtx. 08/18/19 07:19 AM
Infostinks ads getting more aggressive!
by chargervert. 08/18/19 02:36 AM
Lets see your 11 sond or faster BOOSTED cars.
by hemi-itis. 08/18/19 12:46 AM
Waiting and WAITING for NHRA on FS1 !
by Doc Fiberglass. 08/18/19 12:34 AM
Moparts Recent Posts
1970 SuperBee 383
by BloFish. 08/18/19 09:27 AM
Battery or drain
by Pkeel. 08/18/19 09:18 AM
rebuilt 440
by Satilite73. 08/18/19 09:16 AM
70's Steering Wheels
by lowell66dart. 08/18/19 09:09 AM
MSD BOX
by FM3AAR. 08/18/19 08:59 AM
alternator power loss question
by pittsburghracer. 08/18/19 08:58 AM

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1