Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   350 block trouble
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted August 16, 2005 07:57 AM  
I ran in to a problem with rod bolt clearence on a 350 sbc. With six inch Eagle rods, stock 3.47 crank, number eight rod bolt hits the bottom edge of the cylinder wall and when turned counter clock wise the rod bold hits block just below the cylinder wall. On cylinders 2, 4, and 6, rod bolt clears by .050 or less. Called machine shop and was told that the core must have shifted when poured. Have not checked clearence on cylinders 1, 3, 5, and 7 yet. Has any one ever ran in to this problem before and will grinding for clearence effect the reliability of the engine or should I get a different block and how far down does the water jacket go on the block. I guess I could call it a 350 Sidewinder. lol

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted August 16, 2005 12:10 PM  
While grinding not a problem persay as the deal with hitting stuff isn't right. Core shifting a 1/2 inch from original is BS.

Back to the Archives