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Old 11-28-2002, 07:41 PM
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At 5000 rpm, you will never have a problem.

At 5500 rpm, you will have more problems with rocker clips busting than rods.

At 6000 rpm, you are on borrowed time with rockers and rods.

Being a cast rod, detonation is very bad. Forged steel will give a bit, where cast won't. Cast cracks when is subjected to a sharp rap. Detonation produces the same symptoms of parts being struck with a hammer.

If you are still unsure of the rods duribility, a set of 455 Olds rods will give you the security your looking for. Hang a set of Keith Black hypereutectic pistons on them and you will be safe to the max rpm your heads will flow. In a normal asperation build, a stock head will peter out by 5000. If you go the ported route, 5800.

I just realized something from your last post..... Hehehe.......I told you to E-mail me if you had any more questions, or something you didn't understand. Know who I am now? Dan
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