BME rods question

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  1. barndoorslammer

    barndoorslammer New Member

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    I've come across an older set of BME rods for a BBC. The forging # is 327. They have only minimal run time and then the engine was taken apart and the rods were sealed up and boxed. Would any one here have any info about that forging number? Particularly, if they could be used in a blown set up (540BBC with an 8-71) or are they the wrong rods for that? Thanks
     
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  2. sean70ss

    sean70ss Member

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    IMHO from experience do not buy them. Save your money and buy a new set and have piece of mind. No matter how many runs even 1-2.
     
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    REEHL EQUIPMENT Active Member

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    I had a customer come in with a new box of C & A rods that were 10 years old.

    Never opened the box.

    We opened the box, and checked them out.

    After have been torqued up for 10 years, 8 of the 10 had cracked right next to the thin area next to the threads.

    Being under tension, and temperature change for so long had cracked them, I assume.
     
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  4. barndoorslammer

    barndoorslammer New Member

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    good advice
    thank you
     
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