Ford 460 Ultra Connecting Rods

Ultra connecting rods tailored specifically for the non-offset geometry of the Ford 460 engine are now available.  These can be purchased in either 6.700 or 6.800 lengths both with 2.200 BBC journal diameters and widths.  All Ultra connecting rods are forged from Para-Pure 4330 Timken steel and completely machined in our Ohio facility.  Ultra connecting rods have been gaining wide acceptance for their consistency in precision and the (in-service) stability of their housing bore and pin bore geometries. Both configurations are in stock and ready to ship today. Call our sales team or contact one of our dealers to order yours now!

Ford Big Block Specific Connecting Rods

Callies Performance Products introduces Ultra Connecting Rods made specifically for High Horsepower Ford 460 CID engines.  These connecting rods are machined with the proper tower offset to match this popular engine.  Initially available in 6.700 and 6.800 inch lengths and fastened by Ultra bolts from ARP, Ultra Ford BB rods are built for your most severe application. Callies Ultra connecting rods are produced from extremely clean Timken steel that is formulated to our exact specifications.  This proprietary steel is forged in Trenton, Michigan, and manufactured 100% in our Fostoria, Ohio facility.

Callies and Compstar connecting rod bolt torque specs

If you have lost the sheet with the instructions for properly torqueing the rod bolts on your Ultra or Compstar connecting rods you can find the information below on our website FAQ page. Now you can access our rod bolt torque specs 24/7 so you have it available when you need it!

**Compstar Values based on use of Extreme Pressure #3 lube**
Compstar Rod Bolt Material Torque Stretch
SBC H-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145 ARP 2000 75 ft.lbs. .0040″-.0050″
SBC H-Beam (HJ) BLTC125 ARP 2000 60 ft.lbs. .0054″-.0057″
SBC I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145 ARP 2000 85 ft.lbs. .0040″-.0050″
LS1 H-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145 ARP 2000 75 ft.lbs. .0040″-.0050″
LS1 I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145 ARP 2000 85 ft.lbs. .0040″-.0050″
BBC H-Beam (SBJ) BLTC006 L-19 92 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC H-Beam (Std.) BLTC170 ARP 2000 75 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC H-Beam (Std.) BLTC170-L19 L-19 92 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC I-Beam BLTC170 ARP 2000 85 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC I-Beam BLTC170-L19 L-19 92 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BB Mopar 6.760 H-Beam BLTC180 ARP 2000 75 ft.lbs. .0065″-.0070″
Viper 6.250 H-Beam BLTC150-38 ARP 2000 55 ft.lbs. .0055″-.0060″
LSC BLTC150-8740 8740 55 ft.lbs. .0054″-.0057″
SB Ford 5.400 H-Beam BLTC145 ARP 2000 75 ft.lbs. .0040″-.0050″
**Ultra Values based on use of ARP Ultra Lube**
Ultra Rod Bolt Material Torque Stretch
SBC I-Beam (Std, SJ, & LW) BLT145 Ultra 75 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0052″
SBC H-Beam (Std, SJ, & LW) BLT145 Ultra 80 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0052″
SBC I-Beam (Std, SJ, & LW) BLT145-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0052″
SBC I-Beam (HJ) BLT135 Ultra 53 ft.lbs. .0048″-.0056″
SBC I-Beam (HJ) BLT135-CA CA-625 60 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0057″
LS1 H-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLT145 Ultra 80 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0052″
LS1 I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0052″
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SBJ) BLT160 Ultra 90 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC H-Beam (Std. & SBJ) BLT160 Ultra 80 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SBJ) BLT160-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SBJ) BLTC1735 MP-3.5 97 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0060″
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Revisions made to Ultra Connecting Rods
*See photograph for identification of Revision “A”
Rod Bolt Material OriginalTorque Rev A.Torque Stretch
I-Beams
Small Block
SBC I-Beam (Std, SJ, LW, LW-SJ & XD) BLT145 Ultra 84 ft.lbs. 75 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″?
SBC I-Beam (Std, SJ, LW, LW-SJ & XD) BLT145-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. 85 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″
SBC I-Beam (Honda Journal) BLT135 Ultra 53 ft.lbs. 53 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0057″
SBC I-Beam (Honda Journal) BLT135-CA CA-625 60 ft.lbs. 60 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0057″
SBC I-Beam (Honda Journal) BLT135-MP CA-625 63 ft.lbs. 63 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0057″
LS1
LS1 I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLT145 Ultra 84 ft.lbs. 75 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″
LS1 I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC145-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. 85 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″
Big Block
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLT160 Ultra 90 ft.lbs. 75 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0065″
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLT160-CA CA-625 93 ft.lbs. 85 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0065″
BBC I-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLTC1735 MP-3.5 97 ft.lbs. N/A .0050″-.0065″
H-Beams
Small Block
SBC H-Beam (Std, SJ, & XD) BLT145 Ultra 80 ft.lbs. 75 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″
LS1
LS1 H-Beam (Std. & SJ) BLT145 Ultra 80 ft.lbs. 75 ft.lbs. .0042″-.0060″
Big Block
BBC H-Beam (Std. & SBJ) BLT160 Ultra 80 ft.lbs.  75 ft.lbs. .0050″-.0065″

Callies Ultra Rods Revision A

Connecting Rods For All Budgets

Callies Performance Products offers a wide variety of connecting rods to fit your needs. For your budget projects we offer Compstar connecting rods that are manufactured overseas but finished here in our Fostoria, OH facility. If you’re looking for an American made rod that will withstand years of abuse our Ultra connecting rods are up to the challenge. Give us a call today and let one of our experienced sales reps help you find the perfect connecting rods for your application!