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street killer or time bomb?

Old 02-23-2011, 04:41 PM
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alright guys here we go i just took apart a 377 sbc splayed caps good light weight pistons all good parts and to my suprise it has aluminum rods in it now my question is or i guess statement is give me some input on aluminum rods for street use this is in my street car and when i say street car i mean i hit a dozen or so car shows a year and maybe the track a time or two small tire car glide 5k converter older superstock cam may even be a older superstock motor aluminum heads doesnt get hot i drove it alot last year not having any idea what was in the motor ran and drove great good street manners for a 276 @50 cam im tempted to have the rods checked n put em rt back in there they are venolias and evrything in the motor looked excelent give me some input please im kinda at a loss here
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:44 PM
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I personally would not worry about Alum. rods on the street as long as the motor runs cool and the oil pressure stays up. I would run Alum rods on every motor i have if i didn't have to grind half the pan rails away, i luv them and my first set of Alum. rods was in 1964, that's right 47 yrs. ago.


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Old 02-23-2011, 08:50 PM
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IF it AINT Broke............................?
I Think HEATCycle has alot to do with Alu.Rod Failure!
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:01 AM
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I have run aluminum rods on the street. I believe the key is a proper engine warm up before leaving home.
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