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1930 Plymouth U (196Cid) Need Connecting Rod

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I have a all Original 1930 Plymouth U with a Flat 4 196 Cid engine. I have one connecting rod which the rabbit is pretty torn up. Looking for a good used replacement. Any help would be great. Ive attached some pictures for reference. 

 

Thanks Dave

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You have several problems here.  First, in the very unlikely event that you found a replacement, the Babbitt on the rod will probably not match the circumference of the crank.  Your best bet is to have the rod rebabbitted and bored to match the crank.  Second, the crank appears to be scored and in poor shape.  Based on your picture, I wonder what the rest of the rods and the crank look like.  I hate to say it, but I think you're going to have to have the crank turned, have new Babbitt poured in the rods and mains, and have everything line-bored.  Anything less and the motor could self-destruct at any time.

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Thank you for pointing that out. I was also looking at that. Ideally I would have it rebuilt as you said, but that is a significant cost that I'm not sure I'm ready to spend. It's not a show car but I completely understand your point. All of the scoring you see in the picture is mostly superficial I think except one ring which is not ideal. I wiped it off and snapped another picture for you guys to look at. IMAG0012.thumb.jpg.ab644ce60442a82b998b344523e5f5da.jpgIMAG0011.thumb.jpg.3d804ff87f05f6455c07dd0dc83cac79.jpg

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If you mic's the crank you might find a rod that would work for a while but you are looking at a self destructing engine in this condition.  You might drive it occasionally for a few miles or a few thousand or it could self destruct in a hundred yards.  Then it is a waaaay more expensive to repair.  Do it right and do it once.

Looks like a great car, Good luck with it.

By the way it is a L head four or a flat head four.  A flat-four or horizontally opposed-four is a type of four-cylinder engine, a flat engine with four cylinders arranged horizontally in two banks of two cylinders on each side of a central crankcase.

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19 hours ago, Tinindian said:

 

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I like this chart.

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