v 700 crank spec

Hi Guys, I don’t know if anyone out there would know but I am wondering if the old (1969) v 700 cranks were forgings (mine looks like a forging) or castings and whether they were origionaly “nitrided”? I have not long had mine ground and am debating as to have it “nitrided” or not, perhaps the “singles” boys would know more about the older engine specs?

Thanks for any help.

Hi Loopy, pretty well all Guzzi cranks were nitrided and as long as the regrind was not too deep it should still be OK. If you had it re-nitrided, it would not only be expensive but would alter the dimensions slightly so it would need re-machining.
Cheers, Gerry.