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v6stanger
05-20-2004, 03:12 PM
using eagle I beam 351w rods in my 93 supercoupe shortblock. What bearings do I use?

BT Motorsports
05-20-2004, 03:29 PM
You will need to use 351 bearings, however, they will need to be chamfered for use with the SC crank.

edit: You will also need to chamfer the rods in addition to the bearings.

Paul

Kurt K
05-21-2004, 12:21 AM
You will need to use 351 bearings, however, they will need to be chamfered for use with the SC crank.

edit: You will also need to chamfer the rods in addition to the bearings.

Paul
I didn't chamfer the rods, but like Paul said, you will need to chamfer the bearings.

Slysc
05-21-2004, 11:41 AM
I didn't champher my rods or my bearings. But it's probably a good idea to champher the bearings if you know what your doing.

Kurt K
05-21-2004, 02:05 PM
I didn't champher my rods or my bearings. But it's probably a good idea to champher the bearings if you know what your doing.It will depend on how much your crank is radiused. The stock bearings would not clear the crank journal radius.

Slysc
05-21-2004, 03:06 PM
My crank is stock, not turned down, just polished with stock sized bearings.

supercatxr7
05-21-2004, 06:10 PM
My crank is stock, not turned down, just polished with stock sized bearings.

I did not champher my rods or bearings either. My crank was polished not turned down. No issues.

cudaz101
05-23-2004, 08:28 AM
King Bearings...


Brad

David Neibert
05-24-2004, 11:39 AM
I did not champher my rods or bearings either. My crank was polished not turned down. No issues.


Same here.

David

maxim123
06-22-2004, 01:13 PM
So, if your crank is stock then eagle 351w rods will work no problem?

BT Motorsports
06-22-2004, 02:47 PM
The 351 rods will work with a stock crank or one thats been turned, but you do need to radius the bearings and rods. You can get away with not radiusing the rods (though I do not recomend it and the bearings can be done at the same time as the rods). Having pulled apart my engine in under 8k miles for other issues, I found the bearings and rods had not been chamfered and was the cause of metal in the oil on the first oil change which occured in under 25 miles after initial startup.

Paul

P.S. If you grind the fillet out of the crank, then dont worry about putting a chamfer on the rods and bearings, the crank will break shortly thereafter ;)