thought this would be the best place to ask...
will a wide journal crank/rods fit a 4.1 stock block?
there is somebody selling a wide journal crank and rods, but not sure if it will fit my block. Any help would be nice! thanks
and dont tell anybody I asked......
huh, interesting. This guy may have off center rods, I need to call him. I was under the impression the crank would not clear the block or something. Thanks!!The crank would fit, but the rods would have to be off-center, which they usually aren't. And to make on-center rods off-center usually involves grinding one side of the big end to narrow-journal width.
I'm sure they got it, and its all good stuff. But I already have 6.5" carrillo rods, just need a crank. I know somebody with the stage crank and rods, but was not sure if they fit. thanks for the imput though! .....elky.DLS can hook you up with a wide journal crank and rods for your production block.
they are good for paper weights, and that is about it. I learned an expensive lesson about carrilo rods, and I will never use another.:wink:
Mike I will agree with you on about 93% of what you said. but my mind is made up on to NEVER use another set in MY motors. I know a few folks that have had the 1000hp rods & they have broken about 1" below the wrist pin. but as for the chances of pushing a production 4.1 block past the point of breaking them, no, not going to happen.
THANKS for the info, but I do NOT plan on making 1000 hp. If I wanted to do that, it would NOT be with a v6 anyways...period! My goals are as close to 700 hp. My plans are a production 4.1, girdle, forged crank, my carrillo rods/indy rods...from the looks of the pics...right Mike??
forged pistons, and a few other "secretes" for strengthening the block...ALOT. I'm sure these carrillo rods are tougher than the k1 or scat rods right?
so basically back to my question, a wide journal crank with off center rods will fit a production 4.1 block? thanks for the imput guys.