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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5657 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Broke two rods today
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 27, 2017 04:34PM

I welded them back up though, good as new.


(Did I ever say they were in an engine?)

They are stock Buick rods, either 300 or 340 I'm not sure which. They are on the tongue of the garbage scow I use to take cans to the road. I forgot it was hooked up and backed up too far and they just snapped. Forged would never have done that. Bent maybe. No more cast rods for me.


kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(873 posts)

10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Broke two rods today
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: October 27, 2017 07:11PM

Std. Rods?? I'D expected Billet Carrillo type! Shame on U. Must have twisted the cart too tight :-)

Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2917 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Broke two rods today
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 30, 2017 04:32PM

Well now Mr. B, shudda nown better, those rods are only good for Hog Fodder, being made from "pig iron"....

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