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Changing rods (maybe)

What needs to be done if Id want to change my 5.565" connecting rods to 5.7". Got a 350 (completly disassembeled), so I thought "maybe?". If theres not too much work and cost involved Id like to go for it. I will buy new pistons later on, either way.

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Re: Changing rods (maybe)

You will have to buy the correct pistons, with the correct deck height. You will have to make your mind up before you balance. And you will have to make sure the new rods clear the cam. This can be remedied by either using a small base circle cam or some grinding on the top of the rod bolts.

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Check these pistons out http://www.kb-silvolite.com/page34.htm [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Changing rods (maybe)

Any thoughts on "safe" rpms for the 5.565" rods vs. the 5.7" rods. Ive heard everything from 4500 to 6000 for the 5.565s, and about 1000-1500 higher on the 5.7" Its not like Im gonna spend much time over 5000 rpms, but Id like to do it sometime without worrying[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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