After a simple 0.055 overbore (to 4.430), the short-block was assembled by R.A.D. The pencil indicates plenty of clearance between the block and the 440 Source Platinum series H-beam rod. These quality rods are 7.100 inches center-to-center, 0.34 inch more than a stock Chrysler 440 rod. The standard ARP 8740 7⁄16 rod-cap screws torque to 60 lb-ft and provide nearly twice the clamping load of stock, 3⁄8-inch Chrysler fasteners. Each rod weighs 745 grams. By contrast, the stock, forged Chrysler rods they replace weigh 830 grams.