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Rod to Rod Clearance. What is too tight with a steel rod?

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Post  747JetMech February 2nd 2018, 2:39 am

Putting my Cleveland Stroker together and have only .011 to .012 clearance between rods. Is this too tight for a steel rod?

Thx..
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Post  rmcomprandy February 2nd 2018, 10:07 am

747JetMech wrote:Putting my Cleveland Stroker together and have only .011 to .012 clearance between rods. Is this too tight for a steel rod?

Thx..

4 times the bearing clearance is the "rule of thumb" minimum.

EDIT; just use a feeler gauge between the rods.


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Post  747JetMech February 2nd 2018, 10:15 am

Thanks Randy.
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Post  747JetMech February 6th 2018, 12:55 pm

Hi Randy

I am running a SCAT crank rod bearing clearance is .0025 with a chevy rod journal of 2.000.. I put a dial indicator at each journal and it reads between .011 and .010. Too tight? What is the proper way to the clearance?

Thanks

Tom
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