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Stand UP America!
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we
falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we
destroyed ourselves.”
Stand UP America!
Abraham Lincoln
The problems we face today
didn’t happen overnight and they
won’t be solved overnight. But,
we can turn things around if we
simply resolve to work together.
Buy American Made products and
support the country where you
live: not one 7,000 miles away. If
you can’t find a product to fit your
needs that’s made in America,
then buy from countries that have
true free trade with America.
Don’t send your hard earned
American dollars to countries
whose ships arrive here full but
return home empty due to unfair
trade restrictions.
Finally, don’t let a few pennies or
dollars sway your decision on
what product to buy. Consider
those pennies and dollars an
investment in your country. The
return on your investment will be
a strong, prosperous America for
generations to come.
In the midst of everything that is
happening in the world today, let’s
always remember what truly
matters most. Take time to enjoy
friends and family at every
opportunity. Make time to help
those less fortunate than yourself
just because you can. Honor those
who defend and protect our great
nation both at home and abroad.
Most importantly, invest your time
and resources in our children
because they will lead us into the
future. Through our love, insuring
a great education and leading daily
by our example we can teach our
children how to claim and secure
their birthright; to be Americans.
Proudly Made in America
Americans must wake up to a very
simple truth; if my neighbor
doesn’t have a job today, then
sooner or later I won’t have one
either. It is time for all of us to
realize we are part of one big 300
million member family: We are
Americans.
For generations, “Made in
America” signified the quality,
durability and innovation of the
product that bore the mark. I
believe that is still true today.
Foolish companies, run by very
shortsighted management have
turned “Made in America” into a
rare sight these days. They coldly
move production overseas in the
name of saving a few lousy
pennies on their products with no
regard for the American worker
or our country. They tell the laid
off worker who can’t pay the
mortgage, the bills or even feed
their families that it isn’t
personal: it’s just business. To
some it may just be business but
as an American, I take that
personally.
I believe it is time, right now, to
stop and reverse the trend of
moving American jobs overseas. It
is time for each of us to remember
we are all in this together and our
actions and decisions ultimately
have an effect on each other. The
changes we need require you, me
and our 300 million fellow citizens
to do what’s right for America.
I am proud of the fact that every
Oliver connecting rod is made in
America, from 100% American
materials by the finest craftsman in
the world: Americans.
We don’t do the majority of the
work overseas and then the
minimum amount here to qualify
as “Made in America”. We also
don’t try to confuse the buyer with
statements such as “Engineered in
America” to imply an overseas
produced product is somehow
“better”.
The fact is, we build what are
arguably the best connecting rods in
the world and we do it all right here
in our country: America.
Wake UP America!
Wake UP America!
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
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Testimonials: images & written
testimonials from racers and
engine builders
We use only Oliver Rods in all our steel rod mo-
tor designs. Weather it be a big inch drag motor,
of shore boat or circle track there is no better
rod than OLIVER. We are a small custom engine
builder and use only the best components in
our power plants. Choosing Oliver Rods was an
easy decision.
Mike Gulla
Island Racing Service Inc.
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OUR STORY
For a generation, Oliver Connecting Rods has been
building a reputation of helping engine builders
and race car drivers achieve extreme horsepower
by designing and manufacturing connecting
rods that are light-weight and extremely durable.
Although design specifcs have advanced over
the years, Oliver Connecting Rods is best known
for its I-beam connecting rods featuring an exclu-
sive “Parabolic Beam” design. This design reduces
beam stress and delivers the highest strength-to-
weight ratio of any connecting rod on the market.
All rods are precision machined in the U.S. using
only premium U.S. mill certifed aircraft quality
E4340 chrome moly alloy billets.
Intense inspection, statistical process control,
batch sampling, fatigue cycle testing and custom-
er feedback have created a design and manufac-
turing environment that produces one of the best
connecting rods available in the world.
Oliver rods are used in applications such as NHRA
drag racing, circle track, truck and tractor pulling,
and ofshore power boat racing. They were also
installed in the engines that earned several world
speed records at the Bonneville salt fats as well
as many other titles across the globe.
As an American company, Oliver
Connecting Rods is dedicated to
continuous innovation and
accessibility by its customers.
If you have a specifc question about
any of our products, just call.
• Designed for outstanding
durability, strength and
performance by engineers
with real racing experience
• Machined with precision in America
from American billet steel
• Inspected to the highest degree of
quality for extreme accuracy
OUR PRODUCTS
Oliver I-beam connecting rods feature our
exclusive “Parabolic Beam” design that reduces
beam stress and delivers the highest strength-
to-weight ratio of any connecting rod
currently made.
All rods are precision machined using only
premium mill certifed aircraft quality E4340
chrome moly alloy billets, heat treated to
produce a 100% martensite grain structure.
ORDER TOLL FREE
800.253.8108
Parabolic Beam® is a registered trademark of Oliver Racing Parts, Inc.
“ WSB” and “Lube-Tubes” are a trademark of Oliver Racing Parts, Inc.
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Ordering procedures : part numbering system & return policy
Custom Rod Specifcation and Order Form
C CHEVROLET
F FORD
M MITSUBISHI
LENGTH WITHOUT DECIMAL
EXAMPLE: 6000 = 6.000
BB BIG BLOCK
BBMX BIG BLOCK MAX
FDUL FORD ULTRA LIGHT
FORD FORD
LT LIGHT (STANDARD WEIGHT)
MDUL MODULAR ULTRA LIGHT
MTUL-G2 MITSUBISHI ULTRA LIGHT GEN 2
SMBB SMALL JOURNAL BIG BLOCK
SMLT SMALL JOURNAL STANDARD WEIGHT
SMUL SMALL JOURNAL ULTRA LIGHT
STSW STANDARD JOURNAL SPEEDWAY
STLT STANDARD JOURNAL LIGHT (STD. WEIGHT)
STUL STANDARD JOURNAL ULTRA LIGHT
Q4UL QUAD 4 JOURNAL ULTRA LIGHT
QUANTITY OF
RODS IN SET
LEAVE BLANK
FOR SINGLES
Complete this form and FAX a
copy to: OLIVER Racing Parts at
616.451.3085
Or use the convenient internet
form found at:
www.oliverconnectingrods.com
Complete this form and FAX a copy to: OLIVER Racing Parts at 616.451.3085 or use the convenient internet form
found at: www.oliverconnectingrods.com
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RETURN POLICY
Any connecting rod(s) that have been modifed in any way from standard production features
and/or dimensions will be defned as a custom item and is NOT exchangeable or refundable.
Modifcations include but are not limited to:
• Lube Tubes;
• Stroker Grind;
• Bolt Upgrades;
• Narrowing or any other machining
on any portion of the rod;
• Bushing Modifcation;
• Bearing Loc Modifcation;
• Scribing or Stamping numbers;
• Or other markings, dings, and/or dents, etc.

These connecting rods will not be considered for refund or exchange.
OLIVER CONNECTING ROD WARRANTY
We warrant that all Oliver Billet Connecting Rods are manufactured from Mill Certifed Aircraft
Quality, vacuum carbon-arc deoxidized, E4340 steel, meeting AMS 6415, AMS 2301 and AMS
2304 specifcations. Oliver Racing Parts guarantees workmanship to meet or exceed the ma-
chining tolerances that are generally accepted within the motorsports industry, as of the date
of delivery. Only a professional engine builder who is knowledgeable about assembling high
performance engines should install Oliver Rods.
If, within thirty (30) days of delivery, Oliver Racing Parts receives notice that this product is
defective, out of tolerance, or not as specifed above, Oliver Racing Parts shall at its option,
repair or replace the product shown to be defective, out of tolerance, or not as specifed above.
If unable to repair or replace, buyer shall be entitled to a refund of the purchase price. THESE
REMEDIES ARE BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL OLIVER RACING
PARTS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE. NO OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED, WHETHER WRITTEN,
ORAL OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
ANY MODIFICATIONS ON OLIVER
RACING PARTS PRODUCTS, OR PARTS
THEREIN, IN ANY MANNER, MADE AFTER
THEIR DEPARTURE FROM THE OLIVER
RACING PARTS FACTORY WILL RENDER
ALL WARRANTIES NULL AND VOID.
Note: Please read all instructions
carefully before installation,
refund or exchange.
Steve Irwin IMG
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Small Block
Small Block Standard Weight/Standard Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.100 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.225 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C5850STLT8 5.580"
C6000STLT8 6.000"
C6125STLT8 6.125"
C6125LS1-STLT8 6.125"
C6200STLT8 6.200"
C6250STLT8 6.250"
C6300STLT8 6.300"
Small Block
Small Block Standard Weight/Small Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.000 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.125 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C5850SMLT8 5.850"
C6000SMLT8 6.000"
C6125SMLT8 6.125"
C6125LS1-SMLT8 6.125"
C6200SMLT8 6.200"
Standard Light Series:
Designed to be used in naturally aspirated high
horsepower, high RPM engines. This workhorse
rod is used in applications such as late model
stock cars, 410 cubic inch sprint cars and Late
Model dirt cars.
This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts.
Professional racers win with Oliver Billet Rods
• Precision machined by American Craftsmen using American Mill Certifed Aircraft Quality Steel
• Engineered for Durability, Strength & Performance for today’s High RPM Engines
• Oliver Rods are designed and produced utilizing the latest in Finite Element Analysis (FEA),
Statistical Process Control (SPC), Batch testing & the latest in modern inspection metrics that
meet or exceed ISO Quality Standards
“If you compare quality, durability
and price, Oliver rods are a bargain.
Great people to work with too.”

Jim Kuntz
Kuntz and Co.
ORDER TOLL FREE
800.253.8108
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Small Block
Small Block Speedway Series/Standard Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.100 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.225 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C5850STSW8 5.850"
C6000STSW8 6.000"
C6125STSW8 6.125"
C6125LS1-STSW8 6.125"
C6200STSW8 6.200"
C6250STSW8 6.250"
Small Block Ultra Light/Quad 4 Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 1.889 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.015 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6000Q4UL8-3.8 6.000”
C6125Q4UL8-3.8 6.125”
Small Block
Small Block Ultra Light/Standard Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.100 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.225 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6000STUL8 6.000"
Small Block Ultra Light/Small Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.000 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.125 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6000SMUL8 6.000"
Speedway Series:
Designed for severe applications where
engines are subject to high RPM endurance
racing, or high loads over a wide variation in
RPM. These rods are often used in large cubic
inch late model dirt cars, and forced
induction applications.
This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts.
Ultra Light Series:
Designed to be used in moderate horsepower
applications where RPM in the 8,200 range are
common. These rods are often used in 360 Sprint
cars with Spec heads, or pavement late models.
Lightweight pistons are recommended.
This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts. (1.889” journal
rods have 3/8” ARP 2000 bolts)
Chad Mullins Race Engines
“As a race engine builder I am only as good as the
parts we install. I choose Oliver Rods! The name of
the guy in the picture is Jason Hughes. He is the
most dominating driver in dirt modifed racing
today”. Thanks Chad Mullins
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Big Block
Big Block /Standard Weight/Standard Journal
0.990 Wrist Pin 2.200 Crank Pin 0.992 Big End Width
2.325 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6135BB8 6.135" (Stock)
C6385BB8 6.385" (+.250)
C6535BB8 6.535" (+.400)
C6635BB8 6.635" (+.500)
C6660BB8 6.660" (+.525)
C6700BB8 6.700" (+.565)
C6735BB8 6.735" (+.600)
C6800BB8 6.800" (+.665)
Big Block /Max Series /Standard Journal
0.990 Wrist Pin 2.200 Crank Pin 0.992 Big End Width
2.325 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6385BBMX8 6.385" (+.250)
C6535BBMX8 6.535" (+.400)
C6700BBMX8 6.700" (+.565)
C6800BBMX8 6.800" (+.665)
Big Block
Big Block /Standard Weight /Small Journal
0.990 Wrist Pin 2.100 Crank Pin 0.992 Big End Width
2.225 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C6385SMBB8 6.385" (+.250)
C6535SMBB8 6.535" (+.400)
Tall Deck
Big Block /Tall Deck /Standard Journal/Max Series
0.990 Wrist Pin 2.200 Crank Pin 0.992 Big End Width
2.325 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
C7000BBMX8 7.000" (+.865)
C7100BBMX8 7.100" (+.965)
Big Block-Max Series:
This rod is engineered for use in the most extreme
applications were power adders are common, such
as big block turbocharged/ supercharged endurance
motors and blown alcohol drag cars.
This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts.
Big Block Series:
These rods are designed to withstand the high
torque and heavy hitting horsepower generat-
ed from today’s naturally aspirated big blocks.
This rod is used in Super-Modifed asphalt cars
and big cubic inch naturally aspirated drag cars.

This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts.
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Ford Series
Ford SVO Ofset/Standard Weight/Standard Journal
0.927 Wrist Pin 2.100 Crank Pin 0.940 Big End Width
2.225 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length 2.100 Crank Pin
C6200SVO-STLT8 6.200"
Ford Modular/Small Journal/Ultra Light
0.866 Wrist Pin 2.000 Crank Pin 0.938 Big End Width
2.125 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length 2.000 Crank Pin
F5850MD-SMUL8 5.850"
Ford Modular/Standard Journal/Ultra Light
0.866 Wrist Pin 2.086 Crank Pin 0.938 Big End Width
2.239 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
F5933MDUL8 5.933"
F6657MDUL8 6.657"
Ford Big Block/Standard Weight/Standard Journal
0.990 Wrist Pin 2.200 Crank Pin 0.992 Big End Width
2.325 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
F6700BB8 6.700"
F6800BB8 6.800"
Sport Compact
Mitsubishi/Generation2/ Ultra Light
0.866 Wrist Pin 1.038 Big End Width
1.890 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
M5906MTUL4-G2 5.906"
Mitsubishi/Generation2/Turbo Extreme
0.866 Wrist Pin 1.038 Big End Width
1.890 Big End Bore
Part Number Rod Length
MT5906LT4-G2 5.906"
Ford Series:
These rods are designed to withstand the high
torque and heavy hitting horsepower generated
from today’s naturally aspirated big blocks.
This rod is used in Super-Modifed asphalt cars
and big cubic inch naturally aspirated drag cars.

This rod features 7/16” WSB bolts.
Sport Compact Series:
These rods are designed for use in the Sport
Compact applications were the small
displacement high rpm engines are being
Modifed to make large amounts of horsepower.
This rod features 3/8” WSB bolts.
PROS CONNECTING PROS
Style B
Style A
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Lube Tubes option reduces pin bushing failure...
without compromising rod beam strength!
Pressure feeding lubrication to the wrist pin is
not a new concept. But until now connecting
rods typically produced for racing application
were not particularly successful candidates.
The H·Beam design doesn’t work...
without producing unacceptable side efects.
Because the oil passage must be drilled
through the center of the rod section, the
hole size is dramatically limited. Oil fow
through a center drilled oil passage can be
shut of completely during the power stroke.
Plus, beam strength can be
signifcantly afected unless
the center section is
thickened to compensate.
In the end you get a heavier
rod that doesn’t
efectively lubricate.
Ofset Lube Tubes
deliver pressurized
lubrication continually around
the wrist pin bushing.
How about 2,200
horsepower
without a problem!
“I’m impressed with their cycle
and bearing life...
...I’ve never worn one out.”
OLIVER Lube Tubes are
precision, EDM drilled oil
passages that deliver lubrica
tion through the strongest,
not the weakest section
of the connecting rod.
Ken Duttweiler
Duttweiler Performance
The OLIVER Parabolic Beam®
is perfect...
the naturally thicker sections
provide more than twice the
lubrication potential,
without weakening
rod strength or
increasing weight.
Ofset passages
deliver lubrication
all the way around
the wrist pin.
OLIVER Parabolic
Beam® connecting rods
are available with single
or dual Lube Tubes™.
Please specify when ordering.
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Don’t Take Our Word For It! ...Listen to what our satisfed customers have to say
“Half around the world, we cannot af ord for
our customers to have problems. That makes
our reason to stock and sell Oliver simple…
quality and reliability!”
Lee Kavanagh
Kavanagh Auto Parts - Australia
Here is the photo of the record setting 2010
E-85 Mustang at Bonneville that we promised
Bruce for the catalog, along with a poster
with some program info. They couldn’t have
set the record without those Oliver Rods on
board! Your support was greatly appreciated.
Please let us know if we can supply you with
further info, etc.
Sincerely, Dick Esch
More Power, Inc
“ The motors in our winged sprint cars
produce power to be the fastest short track
cars in the world. High horsepower with
downforce on pavement tracks is hard on
equipment, the front runners invest in the
best to be competitive race to race. Oliver
Rods is a proven winner and gets the job
done with quality and reliabity.”
Jim Hanks
Must See Racing
Xtreme Sprint Series
“ Here at Jackson Auto Machine, we use Oliver
connecting rods in engines where the customer
demands the ultimate in performance and
reliability. From high performance street
applications to competition race engines,
Oliver connecting rods are our number
one choice.”
Regards,
Carmela Jackson
Jackson Auto Machine
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Don’t Take Our Word For It! ...Listen to what our satisfed customers have to say
Larry Larson, Owner
1967 Chevy II
“ When you build an engine
that cranks out 2,400+ HP,
makes 6.934/211.59 passes
on the strip and then street
driven over 4,000 miles in
two years, the choice of
rods is critical. I use Oliver
Billet Steel Rods for one
simple reason: They Work ”
Mike Moran, Owner
Moran Motorsports
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800.253.8108
Testimonials: images & written testimonials from racers and engine builders
Gessford Machine Engines
Thanks for taking my call and handling the
order for the Connecting rods for our Shelby Cobra
engine. I mentioned we were an Authorized
Shelby Dealer and build Cobras with your
connecting rods. These are some recent examples:
At Hallet Raceway near Tulsa three weeks back
where we were displaying one of our Aluminum
Bodied real Shelby Cobras in front of the Factory
Carroll Shelby Trailer. This one is serial number
CSX4402 and has one of our 502 Cubic Inch
Shelby Signature engines with Kinsler Injection
and of course your 6535BB8 Oliver rods.
Regards, George Anderson
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Bolt Instructions
IMPORTANT BOLT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE.
Before bolting the oil pan on, set a torque wrench at 50 lb/ft for 7/16 bolt (40 lb/ft for 3/8 bolt, 30lb/ft for
5/16 bolt), and check all rod bolts. If any bolt turns before reaching the preset torque, it has not been
properly tightened. You must loosen these bolts and tighten them properly.
Efective: 5-8-09
DO NOT USE METAL STAMPS to number rods. Metal
stamps may disturb the roundness of the rod bore. Paint
toolmaker’s layout dye on the rod and cap, then inscribe
numbers.
NEVER use bolts to draw the cap down on rod. Locate
cap dowel sleeves into the counterbores of the rod.
Then, CAREFULLY tap cap into place.
Clean all parts thoroughly to remove all dirt and foreign
oils. Spread Oliver bolt lube on threads and under head
of bolt and tighten per instructions below.
Stretch: While the stretch method has become widely ac-
cepted as the most accurate method of obtaining proper
clamping force, the method of obtaining proper stretch
has been confusing. To obtain proper stretch you cannot
“as it might be called” chase the stretch, meaning turn-
ing the bolt in small steps to come to the recommended
stretch. After 50 lb/ft to 60 lb/ft of torque, the clamp load
of the threads is getting so great; you are turning the
head of the bolt before the threads start to turn. Thus the
bolt is not being turned 1 to 1 (head of bolt to threads of
bolt). This can result in TWIST FRACTURING and /or TWIST
YIELDING the shank of the bolt leading to premature
failure.
Torque Angle method has proven to be one of the most
efective methods to assure against premature failure
within the fasteners load capacity. Using the following
example you will achieve maximum strength within the
fasteners load capacity.
Example: Torque Angle Procedure
Bolt Type Recommended Stretch Torque & Angle
7/16-Oliver/ARP WSB .0053 to .0057 30lb/ft + 42 deg
With clean dry threads on rods and bolts apply recom-
mended bolt lubricant to threads in rods and on bolts
and under head of bolt.
Seat bolt by tightening 3 to 5 times to recommended
spec. applying lube each time. Zero stretch gauge on re-
laxed bolt – no torque. Tighten to recommended torque
and angle – pull the angle in one full movement.
Check Stretch – If stretch comes up short of specifcation,
(.005 for above example) use the following method to
obtain proper stretch.
Back bolt of and relube threads and under head.
Reset initial bolt torque.
Add 2 to 4 degrees of angle to specifcation making sure
to pull in one steady pull.
Check Stretch –
If short of desired spec. repeat steps 5 thru 7.
Remember to pull in one full motion. Once you stop; the
twisting force to overcome the load on the threads is so
great, it may result in a TWIST FAILURE to shank of bolt.
Bolt Type Recommended Stretch Torque & Angle
3/8 - Oliver/ARP 2000 .0050” to .0054” 25 lb/ft + 42 deg
3/8 - Oliver/ARP 3.5 .0052” to .0056” 30 lb/ft + 42 deg
7/16 - Oliver/ARP STD (Black Bolt) .0048” to .0055” 30 lb/ft + 40 deg
7/16 - Oliver/ARP WSB .0053” to .0057” 30 lb/ft + 42 deg
7/16 – Oliver/ARP CA625 .0063” to .0067” 30 lb/ft + 54 deg
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Three step tightening procedure using the stretch method
Rod Bearing Preparation
Step 1
After cleaning and visual inspec-
tion of all components, lubricate
the bolt threads and under the
head using the recommended
lubricant.
Step 1
Remove connecting rod from
sealed pouch.
Step 4
Thoroughly clean bearing. Use
Micrometer with a ball end at-
tachment to measure the shell
thickness. Select shells that will
provide appropriate clearance.
Install shells into connecting rods.
Using care to align the hollow
dowels with the mating counter
bore; tap the rods cap into posi-
tion with an appropriate hammer.
Step 2
Bring the caps into alignment and
tap into place, before installing
bolts. Do NOT use the bolts to pull
caps into position.
Step 2
Thoroughly clean the rods to
remove the rust preventative.
Step 5
Apply the recommended lubri-
cant on the threads and under the
bolt head.
Step 3
Seat the pointed ends of the
stretch gauge into the bolt
dimples. Adjust the gauge so it
has approximately .050” preload.
Align the needle to “0”. With shims
installed, tighten until prescribed
stretch is achieved.
Step 3
Apply machinist dye to the side of
the rod. Lightly mark 1 to 8 with a
metal scribe. (Note return policy on
scribed parts.)
Step 6
Use the stretch or torque angle meth-
od. Using a dial bore gauge, measure
the inside of the bearing to verify the
oil clearance will be correct. You are
now ready to install the pistons.
DO NOT USE THE BOLTS TO
PULL THE CAP INTO POSITION.
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Tightening procedure using the torque & angle method
Step 1
Install rod and piston assembly
into engine block. Using great
care, be sure hollow dowels are
aligned with the mating rod
counter bores. Attach rod cap and
tap into place with an appropriate
hammer.
DO NOT USE THE BOLTS TO PULL
THE CAP INTO POSITION.
Step 4
After completing this process on all 16 rod bolts, set a quality torque
wrench to 50 ft/lbs. Check torque on all rod bolts to verify that no
bolts will turn. If you fnd any that turn, even slightly, the angle portion
of the tightening process was not successful and the bolt is still at 30
ft/lbs.

YOU MUST COMPLETELY LOOSEN THIS BOLT. RETIGHTEN TO
30FT/LBS AND REPEAT THE TORQUE ANGLE PROCEDURE.
Step 2
Place shim stock between the
rod and crankshaft thrust faces.
This will help support the rod cap
and prevent distortion in the rod
housing bore during the tighten-
ing process. Seat the threads and
snug up the lash by torquing the
bolts to 30 ft./lbs
Step 3
Install the appropriate size wrench
to the male side of the Torque/An-
gle gauge. Attach a breaker bar on
the female side of the gauge. Now
engage a rod bolt with the gauge
assembly and rotate the stop arm
of the Torque/Angle gauge clock-
wise until it makes contact with the
side of the rod (or any other solid
place on the engine). Rotate the
outside ring of the gauge clock-
wise until the pointer aligns at zero.
Tighten bolt until pointer aligns at
the degree mark specifed in the
instruction.
Gunslinger - Scott Hartsock;
“Whether it’s a monster truck or
a monster motor, there’s nothing
that stands up to the reliability of
the Oliver Max rod.”
Don’t Take Our Word For It! ...Listen to what our satisfed customers have to say
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