good cranks, should be fine. I would go ahead and get the snout double cut, never known anyone to regret double keyways.
Do you run a cog belt? what size blower?I would recommend a Callies Magnum with the BBC nose.
Putting one of these in mine right now after breaking the nose off my other 4340 crank. Been running the ATIs BBC diameter hub on my SBC double keyed.
When it broke it took out all the valves in both heads.
If you can't afford to keep rebuilding then do it right the first time and spend a little more money and have the piece of mind knowing it will never be an issue again with room to grow.
Do NOT look at the price tag of this crank. When it was manufactured, it was a TOP SHELF crankshaft, probably double+ the price you see today.Every major, long established, crankshaft Mfg now seems to have several grades of crankshafts. I am not a metalurgist but I don't think anyone can offer a great crankshaft for less than half the price of their top line crank. I would think long before I used a lower cost crank on a high power boosted motor I planned to run hard.
i have been running the howards crank for 4 years .Slingblade, no I'm not running any kind of crank brace.
procharged67, you are correct as Howards and Callies cranks are the same. They say you order a Howards you are actually getting a Callies crank.
Real McCoy, your right on the money. You get what you pay for in quality.
H bean rods here also.i have been running the howards crank for 4 years .
1300 hp 20 lbs of boost no problems. hell i even run eagle H bean rods!