That is a "stock" silent timing chain. I didn't say it wasn't "stock". That it is the "stock" regular production timing chain was my point. Why take a chance on those pieces of junk in a high performance engine like the Boss? They weren't any good in production engines.
I'd bet you good money those rods weren't the ones used in the Nascar race engines.The Nascar engines, If I remember right used tri beam rods with 1/2 rod bolts.
Judging from my knowledge and experience base, I am dissapointed that those two components are in that engine.
It's typical Ford engineering. Mismatched componentry that creates "weak links" in the chain. And usually it's 8000 rpm heads and 6500 rpm shortblocks.
I seemed to have hit a raw nerve with you. No need to insult me.
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