Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Spokane, Wa
My Ride: 85 GLHT, 87 ShelbyZ,
Engine: 2.2 T2 and 2.5 T2
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Re: forged crank??
oh yea it's like twice as much. Let me put it this way, I can take a Forged T2 shortblock or a 2.5 shortblock, attach my engine stand attachment to them, and lift them up into the engine stand by myself. When I got my Masi longblock we unloaded it out of the back of the caravan with an engine hoist right onto the engine stand. I tore it down to just the shortblock and thought ok I'll yank this off the stand and put it on the floor to take the bracket off of the block for the engine stand. I slid it out and as soon as it came free it went straight to the floor! I couldn't slow it down at all!
This is off Thedodgegarage: "Crankshafts- forged vs. cast. Forged is stronger but weighs 6-7 more pounds more than a cast crank! (The 2.2 16V Maserati forged crank is even worse- it's 23 pounds heavier then a cast crank)
I guess I'll have to weigh them to see. It's going to be interesting to see how fast it revs by losing almost 20lbs off the crankshaft. :)