These alloys are 22% and 44% stronger, respectively, than the traditional Carrilloloy, optimizing rod design and capitalizing on stability, while reducing the weight.
All piston kits include rings, wrist pins and locks, and all rods are supplied with CARR fasteners for maximum reliability and clamping force.
Speedway Motors was named National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Manufacturer of the Year at the 52nd Annual Street Rod Nationals held in Louisville, KY. Aug. 5-8. Founded in 1970, the NSRA is the foremost street rodding organization in the country and provides leadership, guidance, and fun events for enthusiasts across the country. The Manufacturer of
There are two major categories for manufacturing connecting rods – forged and billet. There are a few options for materials, each has advantages and disadvantages.
Are you still buying your crank, rods and pistons separately? Why not bundle and save?
Callies has introduced Compstar connecting rods for high horsepower 2.3L and 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engines. These rods are designed to easily withstand the rigors of 150hp per cylinder applications.
Building a high performance engine is always an adventure. You never know how much horsepower and torque an engine will make until it’s on the dyno. And you never know how well the engine will hold up until it is put to the test on the strip, race track, street or water. The bearings that
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.
Changing the length of the rods with respect to the stroke of the crankshaft offers some advantages in certain situations.
Choosing a set of connecting rods is one of the critical steps in a performance engine build. The rods have to be strong enough to handle the anticipated speeds and loads, but also affordable for customers who have a limited budget.
Installing spiral locks into a performance piston can be a pain. This tool can make your life a lot easier when it comes to building performance engines.
Despite having similar appearances, a diesel crankshaft has some primary differences from its gasoline counterparts. A gasoline engine uses a spark to ignite the fuel. A diesel engine, operating at a much higher compression ratio, uses the heat produced by compression to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines typically have a longer stroke than the bore diameter, so to handle this load, diesel crankshafts are much larger physically.