Preventing Connecting Rod Failures

Connecting rods are some of the hardest working parts inside an engine. Fortunately, rod failures from severe overloading don’t happen that often. However, they can occur in racing or extreme street performance applications. So here's what you need to know.

Late-Model Stock Chevy 350 Engine

Banks Racing Engines specializes in late-model stock engines for the Whelen All-American series, which recently made rule changes that require engine rebuilds. Shop owner Billy Banks is updating one engine at a time to get his customers ready for race season.

1946-1948 Dixon Motor

A customer of Mike Herman's at H&H Flatheads wanted an engine build, and gave Herman free reign to do what he wanted. Mike chose a rare Dixon motor to add unique flare to a sleeper hot rod.

1969 AMX Engine

Rhyne Competition Engines prides itself on being a rather diverse shop capable of working on performance, marine and off-road engines, so when a customer brought in an AMC AMX engine, Mike McKinney was excited to dive into the project.

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