Con Rod Bearing Bores

Saturday, December 19, 2009
Comments (4)

The big end bearing is critical to the operation and reliability of the four-stroke racing engine. At lower levels of racing, it is possible to run with standard road-going shells of good quality (provided of course that they are rated highly enough ... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Connecting Rods: Material Choices (4)

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Comments (1)

Last month, we looked further into the use of titanium for con rods and this month we look briefly into the use of steel, which remains in many cases the material of choice for con rods. There are far more manufacturers of con rods who offer steel ro... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Material choices - part 3

Monday, October 12, 2009
Comments (0)

This month, we continue to examine material choices. In last month’s article, we looked at some of the reasons why people choose titanium as a con rod material. This month we shall carry on discussing titanium and some more closely allied mater... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Material Choices

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Comments (0)

Last month, we started to look at materials which are being used for con rods. The article looked at the use of aluminium, which finds widespread use in drag-racing. This month we shall turn our attention to engines with less than 5000 hp and con rod... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Material Choices

Friday, August 14, 2009
Comments (0)

There are several types of materials which are currently used for con rods – some for reasons of manufacturing, some for reasons of quality, but most have been specifically chosen owing to their particular combination of mechanical properties. ... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Joint Face Design

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Comments (1)

Last month we looked at some of the aspects concerning the design of the big end and this month we pick up with further aspects of this critical area, namely those concerned with the joint faces. The big end joint is an important area of rod design, ... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Big End Design

Sunday, June 14, 2009
Comments (0)

After the article last month which looked briefly at the small end of the con rod, we shall look this month at the opposite end of the con rod. Referred to as the ‘big end’ or ‘large end’ this end of the con rod houses the bea... read more
Tags :  con-rods

Small end design features

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Comments (0)

The con rod has a number of important design features and many of these are associated with the design of the small end. The primary function of the con rod is, of course, to transmit the power of the reciprocating motion of the piston to the rotatin... read more
Tags :  con-rods
Previous 1 2 3 4 5