- May 4, 2019
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- What vehicle(s) do you drive?
- 1970 Cadillac
I'm in the process of rebuilding my bone stock 472 which had a bad rod bearing. I have a good 500 crank to swap in (76 vintage I am told). Planning to go with high compression pistons, a cam, modified iron heads, intake, headers, basic stuff. Just curious if I should keep my stock rods (they look great), or find some aftermarket I-beams. I am not planning on making over 500 HP / 650 ft-lbs long term. Will stock rods hold up well at 450-500 HP?