Post Tagged with: "connecting rods"


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 […]
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 […]