CP Carrillo News

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...

Nov
27
2020

How important is using the proper wall thickness pin for each application?

How important is using the proper wall thickness pin for each application? It has been a standard practice for years to keep the engines bob weight down by using light thin wall wrist...

Nov
10
2020

How much Pin Clearance is needed?

How much Pin Clearance is needed? No matter what material the wrist pin is made of, or how thick the wall is, pins experience some amount of deformation while your engine is in use. It is the...

Oct
30
2020

“Smooth” is not always better than “rough” when it comes to pistons…

Did you know?... “Smooth” is not always better than “rough” when it comes to pistons… Features like ring grooves are made extremely smooth, while others like...

Oct
14
2020

Carburized rods

Did you know…roller bearings need a hardened surface to roll on. With a hardness at around 60 HRC, the material is harder that the typical steel used in connecting rods. Making rods...

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