Post Tagged with: "connecting rods"

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Boostline Connecting Rods Give Your Engine Critical Strength for Forced Induction Applications

It’s no secret that adding a supercharger or turbocharger to your engine puts a ton of additional stress on its moving parts. And perhaps nowhere is that more acute than […]

How Tos

Engine Building 101: Installation Tips for Piston & Connecting Rod Assemblies (Video)

In today’s video, our friends Brian and Mike from Summit Racing will take you through the entire process of installing your completed piston, piston ring, and connecting rod assemblies into […]

Q&A

Mailbag: What is Connecting Rod Ratio and Why Does it Matter?

Q: What is rod ratio? … A: Rod ratio is the relationship between the Connecting Rod Length and the Stroke Length of the crankshaft. How is it calculated? Use the following formula to calculate rod […]

Product Profiles

Protect Connecting Rods with Mr. Gasket’s Rod Vise

Securely holding a connecting rod to do simple things like removing the rod bolts, removing the caps, torquing bolts and measuring bearing clearances in the bore cannot be accomplished without […]

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Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Adjusting Bearing Clearances and Crank Alignment on an Engine That Won’t Turn

This week in our Mailbag, the Summit Racing tech department is troubleshooting bearing-clearance measurement and engine-cranking issues in a small block Chevy. Q: I’m building a 350 Chevy engine and have […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Rod School: How to Choose the Right Connecting Rods

Steel or aluminum? H-beam or I-beam? And don’t even get us started on rod length and rod ratios! Yes, there are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Guidelines for Choosing Rod Length and Piston Wristpin Height

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Mailbag, we’re focusing on connecting rod length and piston wristpin height. Q: I have a […]

Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: How Connecting Rod Length Relates to Supercharger Performance

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re prepping an engine for optimal supercharger performance. A.C. Barranquitas, PR Q: I have a 1977 […]

Tech Projects

Project Strokers Wild (Part 2): We Build 393 CID Ford 351W

After you build a serious 347 cubic inch Ford 5.0—like we did in our first installment of Project Strokers Wild—what do you do for an encore? You build it a […]