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Old 04-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Here I am laid up with a shoulder injury and a guy come over to buy some part I have. He said nice short block but I think your rods are in backwards. WHAT!! I double checked the chambered side to crank. How can you see that with the assembly lube. He said no not that the numbers on the caps go out on the crank. The tangs and the numbers are on the same side and they go out not in. REALLY I'll considered that and I think in order to get the chamfered side to crank the ended up that way.

Can any one confirm this. 302 block with scat crank and rods 331 stroker kit.
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The chamfered side of the rod has to go toward the sides of the crank throw.
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Thanks AGAIN Trogan !!!!! I thought that was right but my self-doubt switch flipped and needed clarification. I sent an email to scat to get there input. all the paperwork said was chambered side to crank. Thanks again.
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Thanks AGAIN Trogan !!!!! I thought that was right but my self-doubt switch flipped and needed clarification. I sent an email to scat to get there input. all the paperwork said was chambered side to crank. Thanks again.
I can't remember the exact terminology, but a properly ground crankshaft throw will have a small curve at the edges instead of a sharp 90 degree angle. They do that to strengthen the crankshaft and prevent cracking. The rods have to have the chamfer to clear that, other wise you would have metal to metal contact which would quickly destroy your engine.


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