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.
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.
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.
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.