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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-22-2002 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one know where eagle products are cast and finish ?


thanks

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2002 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
China.

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posted 11-23-2002 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was about ready to order a long rod stroker kit from speed o motive.... but I have a feeling the crank and rods are some overseas stuff. No offence to any one running these products but I don?t think I want that in my engine.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 11-23-2002 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All of the "Cheap" cranks and rods are sourced in Asia. I have heard that the Eagle Rods are more brittle than the Scats (also Chineese).
I would think that the imported stuff is good enough for street/strip engines, but I wouldn't run the rods in a high rpm/ high dollar engine.
For most of the street oriented strokers they are probably fine. For real race engines, use Oliver, crower or Carillo rods.
There are several local guys that sell NASCAR takeoff rods for about half price.
www.musclemotorparts.com
www.garysraceengineparts.com
I really wonder how strong a carillo rod is that has seen 9400 rpm one thousand times in a 4 hour period.......

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2002 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's (the Carillo) still plenty strong.

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Alex Denysenko
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Mpcoluv
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posted 11-23-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
It's (the Carillo) still plenty strong.


BTW Alex, why do those Ford NASCAR guys run a .905 width (narrowed) 2.100" SBC journal rod? Why not just run the normal SBC Journal?
When they used to use Qualifying motors, you would see the Honda and Olds Quad 4 journal rods for sale. Super light crank with small diameter throws I guess.

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kid vishus
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posted 11-23-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Lentz makes a pretty good rod too. At least thats what the late model guys in Iowa say.

Oops, I should clarify, the late model guys I am talking about are dirt track late model guys. They tend to be really hard on stuff.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2002 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Smaller bearing = less bearing speed = quicker acceleration = more car speed!

Honda bearings??? Acura bearings????


Now who would use bearings like that in a FoMoCo engine?????

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