Chevelle Tech - View Single Post - Clevite rod bearings - No hole ??
View Single Post
post #3 of (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 19, 4:21 PM
Super Mod
Mr Bill
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
Posts: 12,493
Re: Clevite rod bearings - No hole ??

The reason for the notch was some of the ancient rods had a groove in the parting line that allowed some oil to shoot out to the camshaft. They have not been that way for many decades as far as I know. If your rods have the groove and you are running a flat tappet cam it would not hurt to put a small notch on the bearings. If your rods do not have the groove or you are running a roller cam just don't worry about it. To be honest with you if I was doing it I would not notch the bearings either way.

Bill Koustenis
Advanced Automotive Machine
Waldorf Md

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1971 Heavy Chevy - original owner
1984 Buick Riviera - original owner (Wife's car)
Team Chevelle #100
BillK is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome