Iam Rebuilding A Chevy 350 And I For Got To Stamp My Connecting Rods

Posted in Crank, Oil and Piston | Asked on May 18, 2010

How do i put them back in please help me.

There are 6 Answers for "Iam Rebuilding A Chevy 350 And I For Got To Stamp My Connecting Rods"

  1. Blazin says:

    You my friend are SOL!
    You will just have to put them back in in no particular order.

  2. jb says:

    are your pistons stamped if not just make sure your notch in the pistons are all facing the right way youll be ok

  3. wicky says:

    there is no real safe way to pair them back together. rods are bored precisely for each other. I would suggest buying new ones if you want to be safe….

  4. semi273hemi says:

    your rods should have a number on the side of the rod to ID where the rod was located 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,&8…

    You might want to get a bowtie book to help in builing the enigne.

    Good Luck,

  5. steelermn7 says:

    IF YOUR REBUILDING THE ENGINE YOUR RODS GET RESIZED SO IT DOESNT MATTER WHERE THEY GO.THE ROD BEARINGS GO AROUND THE CRANK.

  6. roadster9879 says:

    the GM master Tech is right.

    Also. I hope you are using an engine stand and the heads are off the block. If so, put STP or some other lubricante on the bearings during re-assembly and torquing the caps. You can then turn the engine block by hand and observe for problems with fit and placement. This is very important.

    When I built engines for my Hot rods, we also used inside and outside micrometers and measured pistons for the best fit in the cylinder. We also weighed them with a postal scale down to the gram and used a grinder inside the piston skirts to reduce and equalize weight. We also used Plasti-guage to make sure of bearing clearances before committing to final assembly.

    Of course this may not be needed nowadays, but it worked miracles back then. My love was the Mopar 348 and 392 hemi’s, but the chevy small block is still king for building “budget rockets”.

    Best of luck on a fine project.

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