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Old 02-12-2006, 10:42 PM
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anybody know Dick @ 455 ponchos?

just wondering. i just read most of Jim Hands book How to hodrod them, but it was NOT much help. used too many stock parts. except didnt say a thing about if or How i could use a stock crank with chevy 6.8 rods. can a custom piston do the job? and if i want to get eagle rods anyway, does it really matter what length rod i get? the stock rods, while JH says they are plenty strong enough, are heavier than hell, i think 32oz. i think anyone who puts lighter rods in their engine will have a faster turning higher HP engine and yes more torque too. i am asking so i dont have to make a long distance call to a machine shop that knows pontiacs just to get a little info. pontiacs dont rev very high so hi rpm rods are not required. i want to motor down the 1/4 faster tho and hooking up will be my biggest issue

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Don't underestimate stock Pontiac parts. The late-'60s/early-'70s stock Quadrajet intake manifolds are noted for flowing more air than an Edelbrock Performer, yet delivering better low-rpm throttle response.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:21 PM
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i know and i'm not. i dont think they (intakes) out flow the Performer tho, but are simply just as good. the only advantage e intakes have is they are lighter BUT....
I know the rods are good, as is the crank and block, but they are HEAVIER THAN HELL!!! and for some reason people all recommend the big chevy rods. is the only reason is they are CHEAPER? isn't there some kind of stroke advantage or something? that's why i ask: if i want eagle rods, what is the best length? i am going to get $500 pistons anyway
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