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  • Funny Car-Nage: A Billet Aluminum Disconnecting Rod

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Funny-...cting-Rod.html

  • #2
    Re: Funny Car-Nage: A Billet Aluminum Disconnecting Rod

    Well, Im no metalurgist but the way the rod is cracked top to bottom. It looks like there may have been a flaw or a fissure in the metal from the beginning forging process. The top of the rod & piston are broken off due to getting caught in the rotating carnage.

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    • #3
      Re: Funny Car-Nage: A Billet Aluminum Disconnecting Rod

      That's actually fairly typical of a billet rod -- they aren't near as strong as a forged piece . . .

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      • #4
        Re: Funny Car-Nage: A Billet Aluminum Disconnecting Rod

        Originally posted by artdodge
        That's actually fairly typical of a billet rod -- they aren't near as strong as a forged piece . . .
        I wonder how they thought billet aluminum was going to do good.
        I still check a billet aluminum oil filter can.. @ just 85psi.

        even forged can fail. the right definition of "forged" must be had.

        maybe they can try some oak tree or mahogany. :
        Previously boxer3main
        the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.

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        • #5
          Re: Funny Car-Nage: A Billet Aluminum Disconnecting Rod

          Isn't the cap on backwards? :o
          Maybe it's just the angle of the photo

          Thats about the higest quality rod for that application that you can get.
          Originally posted by TC
          also boost will make the cam act smaller

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