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Old 08-16-2010, 02:43 PM
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400's with the short 5.565" Rod do have a problem with side loading or thrust wear of cylinders. A 6" Rod gives you about the same Rod to Stroke ratio as the 350 has which is much better. The 5.7" Rod gives you more Piston choices tho'.
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