Does anyone know if one of the major connecting rod makers, makes a sportsman type connecting rod for the 351C? If so which one, I'm doing a couple of circle track motors and need something better than stock but not a billet.
I run stock rods in my motor. Polished and shot peened beams, ARP bolts, and full floated wrist pins. I spin them 8000 rpm, and the car has gone as quick as 9.97 @ 135 mph. It should be right at an honest 600 hp at the flywheel. And I have never had a connecting rod fail.
Thanks for the input. It's not really the horse power numbers I'm concerned with. Both will max out at 400 or so. One motor will be a low compression, two barrel circle track motor so I'm trying to get the reciprocating weight down. The other motor is for a circle track driving school motor so it needs to be ultra bullet proof.
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