Originally Posted by Blown Camaro
BINGO! I had a blower PLUS nitrous on a 355 and then broke the rear end on the launch and didn't throw a rod. Tach tell-tale read 8500. STOCK rods. No way it should have thrown a rod that quickly unless you left a bolt loose.
there are plenty of bone stock 350s that toss a rod bearing and many of them never ever see 5500 rpm.
8500RPM on bone stock rods isn't going to happen.