Brought to you in part by:


Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Racing
  Durability of cleveland stock connecting rods?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Durability of cleveland stock connecting rods?

Posts: 346
From: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-27-2001 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I frequently spin my motor to 6400rpm and was wondering how well these rods will hold up? I have ARP rod bolts and they have been polished and shot peened.

IP: Logged


Posts: 19686
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 10-27-2001 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the recent past, prior to NHRA allowing aftermarket rods, I was spinning my 5/16 FoMoCo rods over 8000 RPM frequently with no breakage. It sounds as though you have done the correct prep work to yours and they should live happily ever after.

Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00 & '01
Fleet of FoMoCo products
Moneymaker Bio
US Class Nationals link

IP: Logged


Posts: 614
From: Connersville, IN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 10-27-2001 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the same thing you got, coupe. I go to 6800rpm and have had no failures. ( I'm knocking on wood now!)

IP: Logged


Posts: 54
From: Northfield NH USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 10-27-2001 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denny   Click Here to Email denny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine went to 7000 for 800+ runs no problems.

IP: Logged

kid vishus

Posts: 4357
From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-27-2001 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine see 7500 every pass, and I have never had a connecting rod failure. The rods that are in this motor, have well over 1000 passes on them.

Anytime I have ever had a rod break, it was preceeded by a spun rod bearing. The only downfall to the stock rods is that they are heavy.

[This message has been edited by kid vishus (edited 10-27-2001).]

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Links] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots] [Tech] [ Bookstore] [Advertise on] [ T-Shirts]