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Hello, I'm in the process of building an LT1 for a project of mine, and during disassembly I found that the #6 and #8 rods are slightly bent.
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I'm not sure why they're bent, the rest of the engine looks perfect, the bearings, cylinders, ect. Although the rings on #6 and #8 are slightly more worn.

Anywho, can I just remove the rods from the LT1 pistons, and install ones from the 78' 305 I have out of the project car?
 

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Slightly bent is when checking the rod to piston alignment shows something.
Those are more like BENT .
Typically there is a tide line ( or the classic rammit ) associated with rods like that!

Can't comment on rod weight. Early LT1 ? Forged Rods , not from a B car?
 

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Early rods from a 95' T/A.

Forgive my ignorance, but what's a "tide line"?
 

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Anywho, can I just remove the rods from the LT1 pistons, and install ones from the 78' 305 I have out of the project car?
Sure.....if they're the same weight and the same length.

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Do you need some stock rods? I have some with pistons that I am willing to part with.
I have 6 that are complete
2 are missing the rod cap and one piston looks new.
I believe that these are stock LT1 pistons and rods from a f-body. I would need to take measurements make sure.


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Looks like these are stock LT1 pistons. Mahle 101ST7

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The rods do not have any markings or identifiers, so I am assuming the rods are stock as well.

Please let me know if you are interested.
Michael
 

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Problem solved, I just got some more pistons/ rods. Someone on the Ebay is selling a bunch of LT1 pistons and rods, so I got a #6 and #8 to replace my bent one. They look exactly the same ( but not bent) as the ones they're replacing.
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