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    OK, what a PITA it is to get rod caps off of rods with ARP bolts and nuts. Especially stock rods. Work them in the rod vise, they come apart. PITA
    You guys use any you like? That doesn't pull the big end all out of round? I will probably make something, but if one exists I'd buy it just for the few times a year I need it.
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    The nicest one I have seen and used was from Pit Stop USA.
    If the bearing is in it like you mocked it up for measurement, the Manley is probably the best. ProForm now makes a copy of it.

    Dare I say it, I have used a exhaust pipe expander with a piece of bicycle inner tube stretched over it.

    I HATE THRU BOLT RODS!!! Specially if they have after market bolts like ARP Wavelocks



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    One exists but I use the "work them in a rod vise" method as it works better than the special tool.

    Heavy Duty Connecting Rod Separator Tool - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlbrown View Post
    One exists but I use the "work them in a rod vise" method as it works better than the special tool.

    Heavy Duty Connecting Rod Separator Tool - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
    Thats Proform's seperator. Its also sold as Eagle's and a few other names. It works pretty good and its similar to the one that Pit Stops sells(or sold).



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    I HATE THRU BOLT RODS!!! Specially if they have after market bolts like ARP Wavelocks
    Yup. With after market rods so cheap, why would anyone use a stock style rod in a performance application....
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Yup. With after market rods so cheap, why would anyone use a stock style rod in a performance application....
    Without knowing what Wags is working on, I have to agree. By the time you buy the ARP thru bolts, and resize the rods, you could have bought a set of these and been miles ahead. This is one decent rod for the money.
    Can't imagine rebuilding a set of even 7/16 dot rods for what these cost.




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    WTF??? Your hammer broke???
    No Fool Like A Old Fool is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    WTF??? Your hammer broke???
    Some people just learn they should play with hammers.




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    Back from getting my ass kicked.
    Well, the issue with the eagle, scat, etc with through bolts is they still need touching up/ resizing 2/3 of the time. SO... should I eat that labor? I am with you guys... aftermarket is where its at. But some customers are old school and convinced that is what they want. ALSO I build short blocks/ engines to sell without a previous customer once in a while. Labor is cheaper than cash out of pocket. The ARP bolts are more than adequit for street peeler stuff.
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    Wags, if you do this enough to justify it, I would definitely invest in a Pit Stop or Proform splitter.



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    Does the cam overt version have enough ass to work well?

    Reid tool probably has a cam deal and I will make the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Back from getting my ass kicked.
    so how bad was the ass whipping??? c'mon, you can tell...

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    Q1, 8.04 w/ .044 r/t
    Q2, 8.03 w/ .030 r/t
    Q3 8.013 w/ .108 r/t (SUN ON CLOCK)

    R1 .007F game over. He had a .004F. He runs the launch control...hence the discussion. His Sat lights were .018, .018, .020. I knew he wasn't going to give me any room at the start for a crappy light so I jumped up just a little (to much). That is the game, though.
    Oh, my 8.013 was good enough for #3 out of 5. ROFL
    That,my friend, is an ass kickin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Q1, 8.04 w/ .044 r/t
    Q2, 8.03 w/ .030 r/t
    Q3 8.013 w/ .108 r/t (SUN ON CLOCK)

    R1 .007F game over. He had a .004F. He runs the launch control...hence the discussion. His Sat lights were .018, .018, .020. I knew he wasn't going to give me any room at the start for a crappy light so I jumped up just a little (to much). That is the game, though.
    Oh, my 8.013 was good enough for #3 out of 5. ROFL
    That,my friend, is an ass kickin.
    Wags
    you need to entice some fresh meat out there. sucks to go out first round. pretty decent numbers. launch control is only as good as the programmer, boat tuner and driver. boat's still gotta be consistent, and you still gotta leave on time to hit numbers like that. was it that single carbed ford???

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