"Hawks Racing" connecting rods? Any good?
It's going to be a street engine, but will probably make at least a few trips to the drag strip to do some bracket racing.
I bit the bullet today and bought the rods, $317 including shipping. Judging by what you guys are saying, I would have probably been fine with the stock rods, but this only cost me ~$150-200 extra for some peace of mind.
I would still like to find out more on what pistons to get, though. Aren't TRW the same as Speed Pros (both Federal Mogul)? The heads I bought are Windsor Jr's (1.94 intake, 1.60 exhaust), and the cam I'm looking at is the Comp Magnum 282 solid, with .524" lift. Do you think piston-to-valve clearance is going to be tight with the speed pro piston's valve reliefs? I figured since I got the smaller valve (1.94 vs 2.02), and not TOO radical of camshaft, I should be fine on clearance. I plan to check it anyways, but I don't think it should be an issue for me.
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