I don't have my shop manual handy, but all of the clearances should be
detailed in there (if you don't have a shop manual, get one). AFA balancing
the engine rods & pistons, I did mine (since it is already open & torn down)
& even though I'm still using iron pistons in an insert type rod 216, I got
the sets to within 5 grams lightest to heaviest & can do 55 (even a little
60) without the engine sounding like it is going to fly apart. I definitely
think it is worth it. Only caution I can give (from an old racing pro) is
if/when you sand the rods, do it lengthwise; going across the rod sets up
stress lines that can allow the rod to snap in half (lengthwise).
49 3104 216 5-window
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 9:28 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] 216 specks
> Can anyone help me??? I need to know the clearances for my '49 216.
> She's bored 60 over, crank is turned 10/10. Also need to know ring
> Do I need to weigh & match each rod. She's only gonna be a weekend driver,
> but I want her done right. Thanks in advance for any help or direction.
> Bob '49 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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