Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Tampere, Finland
351w build up need advice
I really would recommend not to use the square bolt passenger car rods.I have seen many dead ,stock 351 W with broken rods, always with square bolts.
Also built one 351 W, took it to 7000 for the first time and the motor exploded for this same reason.
ON THE OTHER HAND I had a set of HD/ Marine football bolt head stock rods with ARP bolts in my 450 horse Windsor.No problem with those rods, once even drove 30 seconds or so at 7500 rpm....
I do not claim this is the absolute truth in this case, perhaps somebody has had a better luck with stock rods but while you´re at it why dont just use the HD rods.Maybe the rods you have are those?
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