GRP Titanium Rods 7.680

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GRP Titanium Rods, 7.680 length with 2.225 Journal and .990 pin and width of 1.190 $900 to your door insured. These are the rods that were going to be used in this years EMC build. Jerry and I were going to partner on the build, but plans have changed. These rods are killers and sold for over $3,000 to the original buyer. I got a deal on them and will pass it on to the next guy. I hate our plans didn't work out, but I hope someone can use them.
 

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Tom,

I can take some pictures for you. The rod's are new and not used. The were placed in a rod vice and pins pressed and then removed. They were to be used in a Pro Mod that was sponsored by GRP, but they went with Aluminum rods and I bought them. I let Stan Justice have them for a week to inspect, and I'm not sure if he weighed them or not. You can ask him his opinion of them if you like. I'll try to find a digital scale tomorrow.
 

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Don said:
Tom,

I can take some pictures for you. The rod's are new and not used. The were placed in a rod vice and pins pressed and then removed. They were to be used in a Pro Mod that was sponsored by GRP, but they went with Aluminum rods and I bought them. I let Stan Justice have them for a week to inspect, and I'm not sure if he weighed them or not. You can ask him his opinion of them if you like. I'll try to find a digital scale tomorrow.
OK, Thanks Don

I might know of a use for them.

How wide is the beam across the width when they are lying on a table.

Tom
 

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Tom, Here are a few pictures I took this morning. I will try to get some weights for you if I can find a digital scale.

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I used the scales at the post office and they are approximately 557+- grams per rod give or take just a hair and using conversion factors.
 

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Man those things are wide.

I'm going to cut a rod out of wood the same size as these and see If it will even clear the inside of the LYB block.

There a lot wider than I figured them to be.

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Well the verdict is in !

Sorry Don, they will not fit in the block.

Their just so wide on the beam that there is no way I can cut into the block that much.

I hope someone on here has a use for them.

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JW said:
IS Potter Auto still going to enter the EMC this year ?


Last I heard, they were not going to enter due to time frame to get a crank made. I wish they would have done it and been able to use these rod's. If I don't find a new home soon, I may just put them in a safe place and bring em back out to play again someday. I have most of the info needed to build what they had in mind, and may do it at a later date. There is some interest on RacingJunk and an engine builder in Crossville is considering them for a client of his. They ain't eating nothing and I don't have to sell em.
 
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