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American Made aftermarket Crank and rods?

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  • American Made aftermarket Crank and rods?

    I'm starting to put some consideration in pulling my motor this winter and redoing the bottom end. I am wondering if there are any options out there for American made cranks and more importantly American made connectiong rods (I may use the stock crank). I am aware of course of the import stuff and I know it is pretty good stuff but if possible I would rather do stuff made here. There seems to be plenty of places doing USA stuff for Chevy like Callies, Oliver, Howards, etc, but I couldn't find anything from these places for Ford. I need 5.155 rods for my 289 so that even adds to the challenge.

    Anyone know of anything?


  • #2
    Crower makes a 5.155 billet rod.

    I'll bet those are in your budget.
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    • #3
      you know...i have some 5.155 crower sportsman rods i might be willing to give you...found an old set of pistons in my attic i had forgotten about, that use the 5.315 rod, and am considering a change. the crowers would likely need to be re-bushed before use... theyve been in my car for a few years giving faithful service. all i would ask is to split the cost of my new rods, and they're yours. let me know what you think, as i'm still undecided as to whether or not to go that route.
      Last edited by fasteach; 12-10-2006, 05:21 PM.


      • #4
        Originally posted by kid vishus View Post
        Crower makes a 5.155 billet rod.

        I'll bet those are in your budget.
        Ya, billet rods and a stock crank. That wouldn't make too much sense would it.

        My biggest dilema right now is if I decide to redo the bottom end (with much better parts) should I stay with the 289 or stroke it to 331 or 347. The 289 has been fun and I like it very much which is a big reason I'm considering staying with it. But if I have the motor out and I'm spending the money any way... The problem I have now is I really think that reving it to 7K I should have a good damper, a good flex plate, and good rods. Right now that is all stock. I really think it would be a good idea to upgrade all that stuff. While I'm in there I'd do bearings and rings too.