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Author Topic:   Anyone ever try a 6.2" rod with a 327 crank?
HRT187
Member
posted February 02, 2003 11:12 PM
I'm just thinking out loud here, dunno if it'd even fit, but the 6" rod 383 thread popped the idea into my head.

I have a couple of 327 cranks, just wondering if I could make a cool combination with a long set of rods like a 6.2" or longer if possible? Any thoughts?

Might be cool with a 400 block, what's that a 348? Make the special bearings worth it?

ss11
Member
posted February 03, 2003 05:34 PM
I figgered they'd be revvers. Might need some stout H-beams and lightweight pistons though eh?


ss11
Member
posted February 04, 2003 07:58 AM
you want some radical rods cheap, go to
http://www.jrmotorsports.net/

winston cup take outs one race only
carrilo rods with sps option over 2000.00 new, ive seen 6.2 for 5-600 call them and deal they will.

they had some titanium for 1000.00.

most are 2 inch rod journal, so youll need to turn yours down, no biggie.

jeff



jnewman44
Member
posted February 04, 2003 08:27 PM
If the piston deck height is a little tall I've seen guys machine the piston tops off(lathe or mill) and recut the valve reliefs, if needed. Cut the head off an old valve, slide the valve in the head and make a dent in the top of the piston, now you know the center of the valve to make new cuts on the piston tops. The larger 400 cylinder bore helps heads flow better too.


HRT187
Member
posted February 05, 2003 01:08 PM
quote:
Originally posted by 66jj:
you want some radical rods cheap, go to
http://www.jrmotorsports.net/

winston cup take outs one race only
carrilo rods with sps option over 2000.00 new, ive seen 6.2 for 5-600 call them and deal they will.

they had some titanium for 1000.00.

most are 2 inch rod journal, so youll need to turn yours down, no biggie.

jeff



I got a set for 1.88 Honda rods journals that I'll sell for $400 straight from DEI


Daleepo
Member
posted February 11, 2003 05:42 PM
I have a stroker (383) I thought I was onto an original idea with the 327 crank in a 400 but I see now that there's alot of other twisted minds out there as well.


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