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« on: March 04, 2011, 04:49:26 AM »

  I have recently learned, I don't remember where, that the only difference with the "Pink" Connecting Rods that were so popular "Back in the Day", was that they were Shot Peened and Magnafluxed at the factory.   And that the "pink" dot was dabbed on to confirm this.  Can anyone here confirm or disprove this theory? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 10:42:11 AM »

that what i was told.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 12:23:29 PM »

More info here...  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=2302.0

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 03:02:41 PM »

When were they introduced? I've read that the 67 302 used the same rod as all other small blocks in '67, the exception being the 350 with the larger crank journal size.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 04:29:57 PM »

Pinks rods were good. Myself i got burned twice buying used factory performance rods from different sellers. I was able to get my money back though. Remember if you are bidding on Z rods or BB rods, good perf rods, make sure you ask the seller if he or she had them magged, check for straightness, and had the big end check for out of round condition. Lesson for me, when i build my 302 69 Z-28 Engine down the road, i will buy new Manley, Oliver, rod that is made in the USA. No off shore junk for me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 10:48:21 PM »

I am having a very reputable business build my engine, I was just asking about the "Pink" rods because I'm planning to have my stock rods magnafluxed and shot peened.(and new ARP bolts)  He said all "Pink" rods he has seen didn't look to be any different than stock ones.  I told him what I had heard, he said that seemed logical.  We are building the original 327 basically to L-79 specs., but balanced and a little "massaging the heads, and a little more modern Comp Cam grind.  Using a 378260 Forged Crank , 3782461 "Fuelie" heads, and an original *610 Intake.  Even a correct Z Water Outlet, at first glance this engine will look exactly like a 302.  We are expecting around 375 hp..
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