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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-09-2002 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I donít plan on taking this engine past 7000, should make power in the 500 range and I would also like to add some nitrous. Also who makes a good US made forged 11:1 piston the can be used with CJ intake and exhaust valves?


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Rustang1
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posted 11-09-2002 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1   Click Here to Email Rustang1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told the standard rod is reliable to 400hp and 5000rpm. The late-model truck rod is considerably stronger (like the cobra jet rods) and properly prepped can handle 600hp and 7000rpm. I'm sure lots of people have gotten away with more, but that seems to be about the standard talk with these motors.

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posted 11-09-2002 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M mr. Eyes !
I like the Crower rods if you can afford them. I wouldn't consider anything else if you plan on using No2. If not the CJ/Truck rod with good bolts and proper sizing works well upi to 500 HP.
TRW makes an acceptable replacement CJ piston that should fill your order. On The heavy side, but otherwise you get into expensive custom stuff.

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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-10-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the welcome Still trying to find a good affordable piston, rod, ring, bearing kit. Thanks for the help guys

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jsracingbbf
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posted 11-10-2002 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M SNAKE EYES.
I run a set of OLIVER rods in my 514, but I've heard alot of good stuff about CROWER rods. I know some folks that swear by the Lunati Pro Mod rods but I'm not sure they make them in the stock 460 length. Mine are 6.8 length. I found these pistons at jeggs with a quick search.
[url= http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=4650&prmenbr=361]SRP [email protected] jeggs[/url]

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posted 11-10-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
opps sorry TYPO
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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-12-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys

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