Originally Posted by 1971BB427
There are tolerances that need to be held. They don't take enough off a rod when they resize it to weaken it. If it needs more than a set amount they just toss them. Having rods checked and resized is pretty minimal cost compared to new rods. The shop that did the machine work on my 427 charged me $8 per rod to check and resize them.
because my math includes hanging pistons.
so if you buy new rods, you can get floating pin and assemble them yourself
i would rather spend my money on new upgraded parts, then pay someone else to do a bunch of labor on older stressed out stuff (but this only applies to, original low perf., parts)