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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:37 pm

Hi all, I need some help again: Trying to decide on which connecting rods to get.

Combo: 406 sbc, Little M block, solid roller, F1 Procharged cog drive, 20psi, Howards forged crank with BBC snout. Street/stip car.

Looking at the Howard's billet or the Eagle H-beam with ARP L-19 bolt upgrade. I hear the Howards are good for around 1000hp or so and the Eagles to 1200hp.

Suggestions, thoughts, and comments are appreciated!

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Postby Eric68 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:44 pm

Using Eagle H beams in a 377 (3.75 stroke, 5.7 long rods) with F1R and approx 1000 HP. So far so good.
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Re: Which Connecting Rods?

Postby new engine builder » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:46 pm

1Bad'66 wrote:Hi all, I need some help again: Trying to decide on which connecting rods to get.

Combo: 406 sbc, Little M block, solid roller, F1 Procharged cog drive, 20psi, Howards forged crank with BBC snout. Street/stip car.

Looking at the Howard's billet or the Eagle H-beam with ARP L-19 bolt upgrade. I hear the Howards are good for around 1000hp or so and the Eagles to 1200hp.

Suggestions, thoughts, and comments are appreciated!

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Scott
I know it's your money but I was thinking more like a set of Oliver rods or maybe a set of the Dyers rods.
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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:07 pm

Thanks guys...I was trying to stay away from the uber expensive stuff: Howard's I can get for around 600-650/set and the Eagle a little less than that.

Just trying to figure it out.

Again, Thanks,
Scott
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Postby Y BE AVG » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:10 pm

You could look at the Callies compstar line, they have a heavy duty I beam also
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Postby jmarkaudio » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:11 pm

Oliver and upgrade the bolts.
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Postby Morpheus » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:31 pm

:idea: Depending on the ratio of street miles vs strip miles, i'd go with aluminum rods. They absorb more of the shock associated with boost and NOS shots. Much easier on the bottom end parts & wallet !

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Postby runawy9 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:37 pm

1Bad'66 wrote:Thanks guys...I was trying to stay away from the uber expensive stuff: Howard's I can get for around 600-650/set and the Eagle a little less than that.

Just trying to figure it out.

Again, Thanks,
Scott


They (Howard's) are having a sale on their billet rods. You should be able to pick them up for under $500.00
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Postby Tokyo Torquer » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:09 pm

what?.. Eagle H-beam rods stronger than Howard Billet rods? Cheap eagle rods good to 1200hp? I have eagle H-beams in one of my motors and I was told about 600+ hp. Billet rods on sale for less than $500.. where? I called them yesterday afternoon and they were $879.95. That was the price at Competition Products as of yesterday, too. I ordered a set. Yes about 1000hp for the Howards billet, but 1200hp for the Eagles??
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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:14 pm

Morpheus wrote::idea: Depending on the ratio of street miles vs strip miles, i'd go with aluminum rods. They absorb more of the shock associated with boost and NOS shots. Much easier on the bottom end parts & wallet !

Check your PM's..................



Mostly street miles...

PM's checked and replied to.
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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:16 pm

runawy9 wrote:
1Bad'66 wrote:Thanks guys...I was trying to stay away from the uber expensive stuff: Howard's I can get for around 600-650/set and the Eagle a little less than that.

Just trying to figure it out.

Again, Thanks,
Scott


They (Howard's) are having a sale on their billet rods. You should be able to pick them up for under $500.00



DO TELL! Where/who is selling them for under 5 bills?
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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:17 pm

Tokyo Torquer wrote:what?.. Eagle H-beam rods stronger than Howard Billet rods? Cheap eagle rods good to 1200hp. I have eagle H-beams in one of my motors and I was told about 600+ hp. Billet rods on sale for less than $500.. where? I called them yesterday afternoon and they were $879.95. That was the price at Competition Products as of yesterday, too. I ordered a set. Yes about 1000hp for the Howards billet, but 1200hp for the Eagles??



This is what I have heard: they are good for 1200hp or so with the ARP L19 rod bolt upgrade.
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Postby NOVALOU » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:28 pm

Hello Scott! I have a set of the Howard billet rods, but I have not used them yet. I recently shoped around for the best price on a set of the Compstar I-beam's for friend. The best price I found was from Steve Morris Racing. They are really nice looking rods. SMR is were I ordered the Howards.
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Postby 1Bad'66 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:29 pm

NOVALOU wrote:Hello Scott! I have a set of the Howard billet rods, but I have not used them yet. I recently shoped around for the best price on a set of the Compstar I-beam's for friend. The best price I found was from Steve Morris Racing. They are really nice looking rods. SMR is were I ordered the Howards.
Good luck!



Thanks for the info Lou!
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Postby runawy9 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:35 am

1Bad'66 wrote:
runawy9 wrote:
1Bad'66 wrote:Thanks guys...I was trying to stay away from the uber expensive stuff: Howard's I can get for around 600-650/set and the Eagle a little less than that.

Just trying to figure it out.

Again, Thanks,
Scott


They (Howard's) are having a sale on their billet rods. You should be able to pick them up for under $500.00



DO TELL! Where/who is selling them for under 5 bills?



Page four on this flyer. It is limited sizes sorry.
http://www.competitionproducts.com/broo ... rbroom.pdf
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