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Old 09-20-2001, 11:59 AM
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Lightning Connecting Rods Powdered or Forged?

I have seen may times on this and other sites. Some people say that the connecting rods in our engines are powdered metal and some say they are forged. I always thought that all the internals crank, rods and pistons were forged. Just does not make sense to me to have a forged crank and pistons then use powdered Rods. Does someone know for sure what type of rods are in our engines?
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Old 09-20-2001, 12:26 PM
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sinter-forged, made from powdered metal, then hot struck in a forge. long explanation in SVT brochure
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Old 09-21-2001, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for the reply MRBBQMAN. I will try and find a copy of the SVT brochure somewhere. At least now I know they are both powdered and forged now.
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Old 09-21-2001, 09:04 AM
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Cool con rods

Heard they were forged,fractured cap.
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