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Author Topic:   rod side clearances!
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted March 07, 2003 11:50 PM
what is acceptable for rod side clearance on a 9/16 chevy stroker.using stock 5.7 small journal rods.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted March 08, 2003 01:47 AM
.006to.008 will do just fine.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted March 08, 2003 08:56 AM
On a race engine , you will want a minimum of .018" . With the use of piston guided rod's these day's (which run about a 1/16" side clearance), there really is no maximum provided your bearing clearance is correct .


Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted March 08, 2003 11:32 AM
i check them all and want .018, but have settled for .015 at the tightest....

if you put a top brg in the bottom it will take most clearance out, due to the brg chamfer not lining up with the crank.


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