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Old 06-17-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Question Preferred orientation for Manley rods?

I've spent the past 3 days searching for this but came up dry. Found lots of other useful info, but not the answer to this question:

Is there a preferred orientation for Manley rods?

One side has the serial number, the other side a slash for alignment(?). The stock rods have an I stamped on them to tell you which side they should face.

Sorry for this kind of question, but it is my first engine build. Likely to have a couple more of these kind of questions before I'm done. Thanks!
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They are symmetrical.
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Big end down.
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Bearing locks to the right. (intake side)
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Big end down.
Power bottom.
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Thanks, Savington. They looked symmetric, but I did not want to assume they were.
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They are symmetrical.
The bearing notches should be located on the unloaded side of the big end.
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