New Speedway forged rods--anyone used these?
I made a couple phone calls this morning. Here's what I found out:
- According to Speedway this is a Ford Motorsports rod, #M-6200-M50.
- The Ford Racing tech said that the #M-6200-M50 rods are their stock production 302 rods. I assume this means they use them in their crate engines that don't specifically call out the beefier "Sportsman" rods on the build sheet. The rod bolts are standard issue stockers that torque down to 18-22 ft lbs.
$89 is still a pretty good price, but once you add ARP or equivalent bolts and resizing it might make more sense to buy the new Scat rods that with ARP wavelocs and can be had for around $169.
Anyway, I hope this information is useful to someone.
[ This Message was edited by: zonkola on 8/19/04 1:45am ]