CP Carrillo News

Apr
29
2021

New Bolt / Fastener Installation Instructions

While our recommended bolt stretch and clamp loads have been working well for many years, we can’t ignore the fact that rods continue to be subjected to more demanding tensile loads as...

Apr
23
2021

PRODUCT UPDATE – Pro Series 3/8 CARR FASTENERS (PN# BLT-CARR6-PS)

As load requirements have increased over the years, CP-Carrillo developed an improved 3/8 CARR fastener to meet the rigorous performance standards one expects from Carrillo connecting rods. This...

Apr
14
2021

Inertia Loading on a connecting rod

Inertia Loading on the connecting rod: a calculation of Stroke, Rod length, Rod and Piston assembly weights and RPM. Inertia is the force that will try to separate the split line, if the...

Mar
16
2021

Pin End clearance piston design and connecting rods

Two common specs asked for when making custom pistons are the connecting rod small end width or thickness, or pin end width or thickness, and the strap thickness. Knowing these dimensions,...

Feb
17
2021

Fred Carrillo starts Carrillo connecting rods

After Fred Carrillo’s land speed racing accident, he went to his hotrod buddies and asked them what they needed.  “They all said they needed a good steel rod”, so Fred set...

Feb
16
2021

Fred Carrillo as a hotrodder

Did you know that Fred Carrillo (1926-2013), founder of Carrillo rods was an avid hotrodder? Together with his brother in-law, he build a 1927 Ford Model T, with a Winfield-equipped flathead for...

Jan
20
2021

Proper piston ring end gap

Piston ring end gap is just as critical as your bearing clearances but is often overlooked. Just because the ring manufacture says the rings are for a certain bore size it is ultimately the...

Jan
18
2021

John Force Funny Car- Piston and Ring Focus

Article appeared in Race Engine Technology, written by Ian Bamsey


Dec
4
2020

Why do some pistons have Skirt Notching

Notching the skirt is something CP-Carrillo does primarily to provide clearance for an oil squirter. Most modern engines have oil squirters at the bottom of the cylinder that point up and shoot...

Nov
27
2020

Compressive loading on a connecting rod

Compressive loading on a connecting rod. Compressive loading is a calculation of displacement, RPM and HP.  The RPM max power is used to calculate compressive load or the force pushing...

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