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Eagle Rods....Questions....

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Probationary Member
Aug 24, 2002
Ok, just recently I purchased eagle rods and wiseco pistons for my rebuild I'm about todo... but this is the thing I took the rods and pistons to the machine shop and they had to punch the engine out .020 and everything is cool with that but the machine shop called and said that I had the wrong rods. I was like WTF....So I checked the part number on the pistons and found that they are the right rod for my block etc..... the machine shops said that the bore of the Crank side of the rod was too big. saying it was .002 too big all the way around...I really don't know what they measured or how they came to that conclusion. so I'm going to the machine shop tomorrow and see what they are talking bout. The crank is with in factory spec and the bearing clearances seem to be I really don't know what they are sayin. So what my main question is "Are there any modifications that must be done to the rods/block/crank. in order to get this to work" or "Should I take it to a different machine shop" or "had anyone else experienced problems with eagle rods?"

thanks for your time,
theres a width difference between 6 and 7 bolt rod big ends.its more than 2 thou though.6 bolt rods have 21 mil wrist pins 7 bolt has 22 mil-without looking up widths that would be the easy way to see which you have.
The last 20 or so sets of Eagle rods I've had have been .002" to .003" oversize on the big end. Eagle should exchange them or you can have your machine shop cut the caps and resize them to save weeks of waiting for replacements.
Have the machine shop resize the ends. Nothing new or special. Good thing they checked.
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