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Author Topic:   Stock SBC 6in rods?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted December 19, 2005 04:42 PM  
Did chevy make a six inch rod for any application? If so what was it.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted December 19, 2005 04:59 PM  
I know Buick or Olds used 6 inch rods stock, not sure which one...

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 317
posted December 19, 2005 05:13 PM  
How would I find them?

Mark Wakefeld
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted December 19, 2005 08:25 PM  
I think I got mine here.

1 800 426 8771

95 a set rebuilt allready stock bolts. or 95 just pull out cores.

or I may have got them from 1 602 254-9586

both numbers are on my list of about fifty places I tried to find them as having them.

they are 5.945 and called gm powder metal rods.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 602
posted December 19, 2005 08:26 PM  
they came in the mid 90's caprices with the 4.3 v-8 engine. common engine for those cars.

ls1's have a 6.098 rod. the big end is the same as a standard small block chevy. they take .945 wrist pins though. so you'll hafta bush them to .927 or get custom pistons.


[This message has been edited by stockcar5 (edited December 19, 2005).]

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted December 19, 2005 11:45 PM  
Oldsmobile had 6 inch rods and the big end and small end is the same as chev. There is a set on e-bay right now.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 439
posted December 20, 2005 07:36 AM

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 178
posted December 24, 2005 11:49 PM  
1978 corvette L88

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted December 25, 2005 02:32 AM  
Double check on those Oldsmobile rods. I considered using them years ago, before you could buy reasonably priced aftermarket rods. If I remember correctly, back then I was told that the big end was smaller, so the Chevy crank needs to be ground down to match the size of the rods. The small end I think was bigger than Chevy, so a bushing needs to be pressed in.

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