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Old 08-16-2010, 03:43 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'.
Rod to Stroke Ratio>> http://www.chevymania.com/chevymania/tech/rod.htm
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