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B17A rods

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by K2e2vin, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    i have a friend looking to build his B17A, he has some parts already but is concerned with the rods. I know its been answered all the time, but do you guys think the stock rods will handle 300hp/~200lb-tq? The only aftermarket rods we can find are the Crowers, but he doesnt want to spend that much on rods (theyre like $700). Anyways, will a shotpeen and new rod bolts be a better choice? Also, are the rod bolts for the B17A rods 8mm or 9mm(also is it possible to make 9mm fit)?

    Thanks guys.
    -Kevin
     
  2. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    is it FI or NA
     
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    I don't see any problem with 300 whp on stock rods, some people even get away with 300 whp on stock pistons.
     
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    eagle h beam rods are $369 and can handle that
     
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    nitrous...FI

    ive never seen any B17 rods from eagle, even then some people on M24X forums(or HT?) say its better to use stock with new rod bolts than Eagle.
     
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