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holeshot
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posted May 28, 2002 03:03 PM
I know crower likes to see .016 on the side clearance.......I don't think I would put it together with .010 I would put them on a belt sander and lightly press down......


sideways
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posted June 02, 2002 08:10 PM
I know some have more luck than others, but I have to say that from what I've seen a stock crank and rods 400 chevy small block doesn't like going over 6000 rpms all that much, no matter how much side clearance it has.


holeshot
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posted June 03, 2002 11:09 AM
We run a 406 with a stock crank and reworked stock rods and turn 6800 to 7000 every friday and Saturday night with no problems. Now this is on a 1/4 mile track where you are only at max RPM for an instant. I know guys running them up to 7500 with no problems. We do however freshen our motor at mid season. and change the oil very frequently.


holeshot
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posted June 04, 2002 06:50 PM
sideways I also had problem with the cam and #2 rod hitting it.I had to get a small base circle cam witch I am pretty sure I will have to get longer push rods. but not sure how much longer yet. thanks everyone


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