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Sonny
01-16-2005, 11:03 AM
The 59 to 64 shop manual gives no dimensional specs for resizing the big end of V8 rods. This is important information to those who are installing the ARP bolts and re-doing rods for high performance configurations. I'm not the only fella who needs this info.. Anybody have the specs.? Already tried Ted and Bob Palma.....

Here's what the manual has,

Rod Journal diameter (inches): 1.99925 - 2.00025
Bearing clearance (inches): .0005 - .00215
Rod End Play (inches): .007 - .012
Rod Bolt Tension 52 - 54 Ft. Pounds

No mention of bolt size.. Although it gives these clearances, we need the inside dia. spec for the big end of rod.

Thanks in advance.



Sonny
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DEEPNHOCK
01-16-2005, 11:13 AM
Sonny,
Mic' the bearing thickness and multiply it times two.
Mic' the crank and add those two numbers together.
Add the factory clearance number (.0005 - .00215")..
Then deduct .002 (.001" per 1" of diameter of crankshaft journal) for bearing crush (measured at the crown of the bearing surface).
(Per Carillo: http://www.carrilloind.com/install.html )

Hope the info helps,
Jeff[8D]




quote:Originally posted by Sonny

The 59 to 64 shop manual gives no dimensional specs for resizing the big end of V8 rods. This is important information to those who are installing the ARP bolts and re-doing rods for high performance configurations. I'm not the only fella who needs this info.. Anybody have the specs.? Already tried Ted and Bob Palma.....

Here's what the manual has,

Rod Journal diameter (inches): 1.99925 - 2.00025
Bearing clearance (inches): .0005 - .00215
Rod End Play (inches): .007 - .012
Rod Bolt Tension 52 - 54 Ft. Pounds

No mention of bolt size.. Although it gives these clearances, we need the inside dia. spec for the big end of rod.

Thanks in advance.



Sonny
http://RacingStudebakers.com


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Sonny
01-16-2005, 11:23 AM
Wow! That was fast and HELL yeah it helps! [^] Ron will be happy too! Thanks for the quick response!

Sonny
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64Avanti
03-14-2005, 03:13 PM
The actual size for the big end of the rod is 2.1140/2.1135

David L

Sonny
03-14-2005, 04:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by 64Avanti

The actual size for the big end of the rod is 2.1140/2.1135

David L


Thanks Dave!!

Sonny
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