Re: 289 rods
The engine will be in a regularly driven street-car that will see track work. If I can safely rev to 7000 with prepped factory rods I'd probably be happy with that. I want to build an engine with good mid-range and top end, not just a torquer, as it will be in a light vehicle (Datsun 240z).
My apologies if the purists consider a ford engine in a Datsun to be sacrelige.
Does anyone know where to go for 5.155" aftermarket 289 rods? Or, if there is a longer rod combo that people are aware will work, please share your info. Thanks.