You and everybody else with an Eagle rotating assembly are having the same problem. I have just hashed out two of my customers' low oil pressure problem and have come up with an answer. The rod side clearances obtained with the Eagle components is too much. Factory clearances are from .010"-.020". With an Eagle assembly, you will get clearances from .024"-.035". That is where the pressure loss occurs. Melling says they are getting Beaucoup calls from frustrated Eagle customer with the same problems. BTW, stock specs. for SBC rod big-end width is .945" Eagle rods measure .940". That stacks up to .010" MORE side clearance than stock.
Last edited by machine shop tom; 06-08-2004 at 02:38 PM.