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redball8 10-04-2012 11:19 AM

FT-240 / FT-300 Connecting Rod
 
I've heard the bronze connecting rods supplied with early OS FT-240 engines have been known to seize on the crankshaft and basically destroy the engine. This happened to a person who also said there was a steel connecting rod available for the FT-240/300, with bronze bushed ends. When I search for such a part (#46205000), though, the photo is of a solid bronze connecting rod.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? Can anyone provide a bit more background? Is this something to be concerned about?

Thanks,
RB8

Bax 10-05-2012 06:04 AM

RE: FT-240 / FT-300 Connecting Rod
 
If you use a fuel with proper lubrication, don't try to overload the engine, and keep it properly-cooled, you won't have a problem. To our knowledge there never were any steel connecting rods used. There may have been after-market parts, but we haven't heard of any.

redball8 10-05-2012 08:43 AM

RE: FT-240 / FT-300 Connecting Rod
 
Thanks, Bax, appreciate the reply. Must have been a one-off problem.


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