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Old 07-12-2010, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by sickolds
well hotrodders i have a set of powdered connecting rods that came off a vortec 350 that was ruined by the goverment with Liquid Glass ( anyways i have heard different things about pm rods some say that there stronger then the old stile and others say that there no good i want to use them in a 355 that i have started what do u guys think?
As far as the finish on them, there are far less stress risers and sharp, rough or otherwise unfinished details to the PM rods than the standard forged rods.

They've been in use since the Gen 2 LT1 SBC came out in '92, and haven't gotten a bad rep, AFAIK. They are at least as good as what came before them, IMO.

PM rod on right, both photos.

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