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The Beginnings of an American Crankshaft Company

SCAT Enterprises founder Tom Lieb talks about the early days of the business. In this interview, he takes us through his teen years of tinkering on engines, talks about car culture of the late 1950’s, and how he first got into the automotive industry. Started in 1964, SCAT Enterprises has since become a brand with international influence in the aftermarket automotive space. In addition to connecting rods, SCAT produces high quality cast, forged, and billet steel crankshafts for the automotive racing industry. All crankshafts feature American machining completed in SCAT’s Redondo Beach, California facility. Tom is a pioneer in the space, having designed and produced parts for the auto industry’s most famous companies and engine platforms.

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SCAT Enterprises offers a wide range of products under the SCAT Crankshafts brand. In addition to a comprehensive line of crankshaft options, the brand offers high-quality connecting rods and rotating assemblies for a wide variety of applications, including Small and Big Block Chevy, Chevy LS, Small and Big Block Ford, Ford Modular, Vintage Ford, Small and Big Block Chrysler, Modern Hemi, Pontiac, Sport Compact, Motorcycle and Industrial. Additionally, SCAT can make a crankshaft from a raw billet to a finished crankshaft in their Redondo Beach, California, manufacturing facility.