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Can't remember which way the rods go in

Post  powerstrokeace on January 8th 2014, 4:03 pm

I'm sitting here thinking about working on the motor this weekend and had a brain fart. Most time my machinest has put the rods on the pistons but not this time. I really need to see if the h-beam have one size bigger on the big end.


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Re: Can't remember which way the rods go in

Post  hookin78 on January 8th 2014, 4:23 pm

On the big end of the connecting rod, the chamfered side goes towards the fillet on the crank

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Post  Paul Kane on January 8th 2014, 5:46 pm

powerstrokeace wrote:Most time my machinest has put the rods on the pistons but not this time. I really need to see if the h-beam have one size bigger on the big end.
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When assembing rods to pistons on the Ford 385 Series engine, the chamfered side of the big end of the con rod always goes with the same side as big intake valve relief on the piston.
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Post  BOSS 429 on January 8th 2014, 5:50 pm

NUMBERS on rods go to the outside of block
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Post  powerstrokeace on January 8th 2014, 6:13 pm

New H-Beam rods ! No numbers
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Post  BOSS 429 on January 8th 2014, 6:51 pm

your engine guy should of put num's on them , in case he had to fit any bearings, sure would not want to get caps mixed up,or bearings.

and then theres side clearance,some rods tend to be a little different, Id be calling him
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Post  supervel45 on January 9th 2014, 12:12 am

BOSS 429 wrote:your engine guy should of put num's on them , in case he had to fit any bearings, sure would not want to get caps mixed up,or bearings.

and then theres side clearance,some rods tend to be a little different, Id be calling him
This!!! Get them numbered, makes life to easy in the long run.

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Post  69F100 on January 9th 2014, 12:51 am

BOSS 429 wrote:NUMBERS  on rods go to the outside of block

Number the rods you can get a set of numbers from the local parts store to stamp them on the rods. Plus it will make it a lot easier when putting the rod/pistons back in after freshening making sure the pistons go to the right hole. The machine shop stamped my pistons to what hole they went in when he did the machine work on the block and balancing but I still need to number the rods.
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Post  dtimmer on January 9th 2014, 1:06 am

I would advise against smacking your rods with a chunk of steel and a hammer (ie a stamp). Do yourself a favor and buy a $10 engraver.

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Post  powerstrokeace on January 9th 2014, 1:15 am

dtimmer wrote:I would advise against smacking your rods with a chunk of steel and a hammer (ie a stamp). Do yourself a favor and buy a $10 engraver.

this is what i heard as well i will get an engraver to number them. the rods were finished on boththe big and small ends as they were a little under sized to begin with. they were all finished to the same size.

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Re: Can't remember which way the rods go in

Post  BOSS 429 on January 9th 2014, 10:43 am

dtimmer wrote:I would advise against smacking your rods with a chunk of steel and a hammer (ie a stamp). Do yourself a favor and buy a $10 engraver.


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this is the best way,because some guys were hitting there rods too hard, and you can deform the big end
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Post  LivermoreDave on January 9th 2014, 11:29 am

dtimmer wrote:I would advise against smacking your rods with a chunk of steel and a hammer (ie a stamp). Do yourself a favor and buy a $10 engraver.

BOSS 429 wrote:x100  this is the best way,because some guys were hitting there rods too hard, and you can deform the big end

X100 to the one hundredth power! Can I get these techniques an amen? ...  cheers  ...
P.S. Before marking the rod in regard to the rods position and location, mark the rod correctly! We don't need to add "assume" into the equation .... do we.

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