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Author Topic:   short rod 383?
wingnut
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posted December 01, 2001 11:24 PM
wingnut what actually broke on your 2 engines if you can tell me i can help, im also not to fond of ohio pistons (heavy) i doubt if balance had any thing to do with failure unless your cranks snapped in 2. Ive seen worse rod ratio combos than that which live look at ford 302 it is not a good combo in stock form but can get the job done ive seen it happen. my 2cts thanx


wingnut
Member
posted December 02, 2001 09:50 PM
dont give up on it man i built one of those once for a friend in our prostock class here and he had good luck won some races too! we did it because it wascheap and easy at the time and stumbled into something good i geuss used KB pistons and never balanced lot of good nites out of it some brands of pistons tend to hit the skirt on counter throw on way down check for clearance there maybe thats what you had going on?


chevyscrounger
Member
posted December 04, 2001 08:59 AM
A long rod 383 is the only way to go. I think anybody that uses a 400 rod is just trying to get buy cheap by using a 350 piston.Can't blame ya for trying it tho.


ford5
Member
posted December 05, 2001 07:23 AM
ya but shorter rods accel faster how do you think i can win with 347 ford combo?


chevyscrounger
Member
posted December 05, 2001 10:02 AM
I guess that true I've heard that long rods are lazy off the corner.How long is a ford rod anyway? All I know is some guys use
300-6 rods in chevy cause they are around 6 inches.there you learned all I know about FORDS.


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