connecting rod ? - 460 Ford Forum
Chilly's Garage A place for non-460 banter.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hermosa, South Dakota
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
connecting rod ?

Are CAT H-beam connecting rods any good?
digger460 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NOVA
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by digger460 View Post
Are CAT H-beam connecting rods any good?

You have to be careful with CAT's parts. You have to check behind them as the parts are forged and machined in China. The machine work on stuff like rod bores and crank journals is very hit or miss. I don't think all the Chinese folks they have working in the factory know how to properly read a mic.

Will
rklessdriver is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 07:22 PM
Senior Member
 
faststang902000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: texas
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
i think it may be mm going inches that has them off
faststang902000 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hermosa, South Dakota
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Do most rods fit out of the box or do they need some work? I know even my stock 460 rods needed work before I could use them.
digger460 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 10:38 PM
Senior Member
 
DJW-Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: MB, Canada
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Send a message via MSN to DJW-Racing
I haven't heard much good from the CAT stuff... Not worth the hassle IMO.

1966 Mercury M-100
1976 Ford F250 4x4
DJW-Racing is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: fargo, nd
Posts: 1,656
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
 
id just spend the extra money on some nice scat hbeams... theyre at least machined here in the states and can be had for $389 for 6.7/6.8 stroker rods, or 475 for factory 460 dimensions from adperformance.com

just another dual quad 545 :-)
darrin1999 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hermosa, South Dakota
Posts: 575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Thanks guys. I found a cheap set of CAT rods on Ebay. Just wanted to make sure before I bought them. You talked me out of them.
digger460 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 08:12 AM
Senior Member
 
TRUKPULR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Marinette. WI
Posts: 1,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Hey Digger.. Cat stuff is one letter short of Scat. and Scat is just three letters short of Scatter. I'd go with some better ones like Eagle or Oliver I beams. The h beams Rods tend to fail on my first few motors. if you rememeber back in the day. I've had better luck using the Oliver I beams.


Dan

ShaZam

www.shazampulling.com

The older I get the less I seem to know.
TRUKPULR is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Torrance CA
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by darrin1999 View Post
id just spend the extra money on some nice scat hbeams... theyre at least machined here in the states and can be had for $389 for 6.7/6.8 stroker rods, or 475 for factory 460 dimensions from adperformance.com
Scats quality control is quite good, but they are not machined in the states. Nor are any other rods that can be had for $389....
Mark O'Neal is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Diggindeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Timmins, ontario
Posts: 2,221
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Even More expensive parts should be checked. Mistakes can happen no matter what ethnicity the machinist is.

Despite what you've heard, opportunity does not knock
Diggindeeper is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-07-2009, 12:26 AM
Senior Member
 
moparman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to moparman
Scat stuff's fine regardless of what it does or does not spell. Cat stuff is crap. My boss has had some of their rods gall bolts when he tried to removed them after he took them out of the box. You might get a good nugget from them here and there but it's a gamble. Everything needs to be checked regardless, too many tolerances. The small ends are almost always small so you can size them to the wristpin properly.

Bumblebee tuna...
moparman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome