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10198922 Forged Connecting Rod      
This rugged LS-6/LS-7 connecting rod is forged from 4340 steel, Magnaflux inspected and shotpeened. It has heavy-duty 7/16" diameter rod bolts with knurled shanks (P/N 14096148). This rod is machined for pressed piston pins, and is color coded white. This is also the Gen. V 454 & 502 rod. (Order P/N 12496661 for engine kit of eight rods.)   Small Image
Technical Notes: All big-block Chevrolet connecting rods are 6.135" from center-to-center. Recommended bolt torque is 73 ft./lbs. Use production rod bearing P/N 12329715.

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12329715 Connecting Rod Bearing      
Standard diameter bearing insert for all big-block Chevrolet V8s.   Small Image
 

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12366568 Cylinder Head Nut Kit      
This quality 7/16" x 20 hex head kit includes 16 pieces of P/N 3942410 nut. These nuts are manufactured from 1038 steel and are all magnifluxed inspected. This kit is used with aftermarket head studs. This quality nut kit includes 16 of P/N 3942410 6-point nuts. They are 7/16-20 and made of 1038 steel. They are used on all 396, 427, 454, and 502ci production engines. For single service replacement use P/N 3942410.   Small Image
Technical Notes: It requires two kits for engine application.

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12366569 Cylinder Head Nut Kit      
This quality 7/16" x 20 point nut includes 16 pieces of P/N 14044866. These nuts are manufactured from 4037 steel and are all magnifluxed inspected. This kit is used with aftermarket head studs. This aircraft quality nut kit includes 16 of P/N 14044866 12-point nuts. They are 7/16-20 and made of 6304 steel. They can be used on all 396, 427, 454, and 502ci engines. For single service replacement use P/N 14044866.   Small Image
Technical Notes: It requires two kits for engine application.

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12496661 Connecting Rod Kit      
This connecting rod kit can be used on all 396, 427, 454, and 502 big-block engines. There are eight of P/N 10198922 steel forged rods in this kit.   Small Image
Technical Notes: Use P/N 10198922 for service.

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14096148 Connecting Rod Bolt      
This 7/16-20 x 2.28" bolt is used in LS-6 and LS-7 engine assemblies with connecting rod P/N 10198922. It has a knurled shank.   Small Image
 

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340289 Connecting Rod Nut      
7/16-20 nut, extra heavy-duty 12-point aircraft design, 6304 steel.   Small Image
 

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3969804 Forged Connecting Rod      
This heavy-duty L-88/ZL-1 connecting rod is finished for floating wrist pins. It is forged from 4340 steel, Magnaflux inspected, and shotpeened. This rod is equipped with super-quality 7/16" boron steel bolts (P/N 3969864) which are also inspected and shotpeened. It is color coded green.   Small Image
Technical Notes: Recommended bolt torque is 67-73 ft./lbs. or .009" bolt stretch.

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3969864 Boron Steel Connecting Rod Bolt      
Special boron steel bolts are installed in heavy-duty L-88/ZL-1 connecting rod P/N 3969804. These bolts are 100% Magnaflux inspected and shotpeened. They have a ground shank.   Small Image
 

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