In Reply to: Re: crankshaft question posted by TheOldHokie on October 21, 2020 at 07:43:50:
OEM specs lists A, B, C, and suffix with the 'D' being .010" under. Has anyone considered having one chromed and reground? Just saying Dan, I'd first consider buying an OEM used part first than any newly made part, regardless if ten days or ten years experience. I am not sure India, Turkey, or Brazil are making parts anymore as Cheena has taken all business away. Not many small USA foundries left in the US that'll cast steel and iron anymore -Big Brother EPA watching. You might be able to get the seller to mic a used one for you to be sure. Don't see cranks as being a big selling item so it is possible somebody has been hoarding some from 20 years ago when you could make in the USA. STEINER, when they were Grand Blanc Tractor Sales in Grand Blanc, MI, use to cast many old tractor parts locally in the USA, til the EPA put that to an end. I still have on my 9N one of their exhaust manifolds 9N-9425. How do I rate quality, reliable parts? Dennis Carpenter, JUST8Ns; and STEINER in that order. Forget CNH -they don't want anything to do with Fords pre-1990. I was at my local CNH dealer last week and wanted a set of the good, quality points they sold. It came up 'no such number'. Tried another part I use to get for N's and same thing. I bought a can of the new IronGard Ford Red paint and it said used 'from '39-'62'. Unless someone can verify this new crank and have it in actual use, I'll refrain from a $520 part that may or may not be reliable.