Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Rod ratio
Thread: Rod ratio
View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2005, 09:30 AM
xntrik's Avatar
xntrik xntrik is offline
Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy.
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,131
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by RobbieRat
Could someone please set me straight on the importance of rod ratio and how it effects performance.

Also what would be considered a desirable ratio to aim for when building a stroker.

Cheers Rob
Both David Freiburger and David Vizard have done extensive back to back tests which proved....... little/no discernable power differences on a dyno.

Theoretical power differences are offset by the additional frictional losses.

As for Smoky Yunick = That is a correct quote that has a distorted meaning......

What he actually meant was.... longer rods flop back and forth less so there is less force trying to break them.... at least that is what he told us.

So Smoky said put as long a rod as possible into it.
Reply With Quote