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 Post subject: Max stroke - 4.100?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:39 pm 
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So reading through Brent's thread I notice that Randy made a set of 1.040 compression height pistons.
Doesn't that mean we can do a 4.100 stroke with a 6.100 rod?


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 Post subject: Re: Max stroke - 4.100?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:34 pm 
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It's possible.

But you will run into some snags. Your 4.100" stroke cranks are counterweighted for a 6.200" rod, so you'd end up cutting a ton of counterweight off, which would upset a lot of things.

You could certainly do it, but it would be pretty expensive and labor intensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Max stroke - 4.100?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 am 
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You just never know for sure until you do some measuring/trial fitting of the parts you're going to use. In the past I've used an Eagle 4 inch stroke crank that was intended to be used with a 6.200 minimum rod length with a 6 inch rod in a Cleveland. This is a big difference but it only took a moderate amount of work on the counterweights to get it to clear AND it still managed to balance very easily with no heavy metal required. So depending on your crank and pistons of choice it just might go together with very little trouble.


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