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padman90210 11-10-2009 09:04 PM

400 SBC Stock Forged Rods?
Hi. I have an opportunity to pick up a set of 5.565 stock Chevy rods at a good price which I may use for some future buildup. The seller claims they are forged because they came out of a 1972 Police car that had a 4 bolt main engine. How can I tell if these are in fact forged or is he trying to have me on? Thanks for the help.

ericnova72 11-10-2009 09:14 PM

All SBC rods are forged, prior to the late 90's, including the short 5.565" 400 rod. They are nothing special, and rarely used even in 400 build-ups anymore even though that is their stock application. They are not worth more than $25 just for them to be rebuild cores if you ask me. Nobody uses them anymore.

MI2600 11-11-2009 08:09 AM

I use them.

Previous threads have discussed the merits of longer rods and the decision was there was no real major advantage. Also, there are no clearance problems.

dawg 11-11-2009 08:21 AM

youll be better off buying a good lightweight aftermarket rod.
new technology is so much better than those old school rods.

padman90210 11-13-2009 11:49 AM

Thanks for the advice.

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