Romanelli Connecting Rod
Profile tubing (oval) connecting rod.
Compared to existing designs of I&H beams, a profile tubing (oval) connecting rod
is the ideal beam for a con/rod. It features an aerodynamic shape to cut down
friction in the engine. Because the tube is hollow, we can use thin wall, high modulus
Aermet 100 or 350 Maraging steel with a final weight equal to titanium.
(LENS fast prototype process)
With an increase in cycle life of 25 times that of titanium, we can use the same rod
for a full season of racing.
The added bonus is the gain in horsepower and reliability
due to the reduced friction, because of the aerodynamic shape.