tjm73 wrote:According to the 2006 FRPP catalog (p.217) the 240 con rod length is 6.7947"
Also the 240 pin diameter is the saem as the 289/302/351W pin diameter.
Ah, yes ... the FRPP catelog is a wonderful thing.
Lookiing at the other entries on that chart one fact jumped out at me. At 6.7947 " there's no other engine in that entire chart with a connecting rod length as long as the 240 inline 6. The next closest is the 5.4 L V8 rod at 6.6575. That means that unless there is an engine from GM or Chrysler or some other manufacturer that has connecting rods that can be substituted a person who needs new rods will pretty much need to either find a set of original Ford 240 rods, or have a set of rods custom made. I suppose there's a chance that one of the performance parts vendors may make a set of rods for the 240 for some sort of racing application, but if there is I sure don't know who it is.
One possible source for custom made connecting rods is:
7452 Varna Ave
North Hollywood CA 91605
(818)764-1901 (818)764-0155 fax