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Hello all,

Great webinar on con rod balancing. I'm building a stroked 351w using Eagle forged crankshaft and rods .I've weighed the big ends and these are my averaged weights:

456.5

456.6

456.4

456.3

456.7

454.1

457.2

457.2

My question is, to reduce the amount of material to be removed could I mate the heaviest and lightest rods to go on the same crank journal and balance the average weight of a pair of connecting rods. It would be similar to matching heaviest piston with the lightest ring pack .Thanks

Sorry for the delay getting back to you. While I can understand your reasoning with matching the heaviest/lightest conrods, this isn't an ideal way to go about the task. You're better to balance the rods as described. Assuming you have a reasonably beefy rod, you should be able to get the rod weights within a gram I would think. That being said it is quite a wide spread out of the box and certainly more than I'd expect to see from a quality rod design.