I already bought bearings for rod and rod caps. When the rod get resize will this effect the diameter of them where I would need thicker bearings. Please explain. I'm pretty new at this.When you use new rod bolts you HAVE TO get them(the rods)re-sized by a machine shop. They should balance them while there are doing that if they are a good shop. DO NOT change the rod bolts and just put them to use, you will likely damage the crank/bearing. JUST FYI. Good luck!
Excatly! When you change rod bolts it can affect the "trueness" of the rod. resizing them puts them back to stock size and makes them "true"/perfect circle. That way, you have no problems when you put your new motor together. This should be a requirement, don't skip it. Also, it's inexpensive. A good machine shop will also balance the rods and pistons when they do this so make sure you take them your pistons also. If, you don't.......no biggie on the balancing for a 350hp motor:thumb:Resizing the rods makes them round and back to stock size.Your bearings will be fine.