Brian here's some more pics shot today of the car's for instance JE 97mm pistons and forged titanium 5.5" long JET brand connecting rods I bought from the Bergs years ago, the interesting aspect of the purchase was that the rods were completely RAW FORGINGS, absolutely, totally un machined, one solid piece not even with big end rod caps split-seperated from the rod beam, they with a few other sets were found lost on a shelf way after the Bergs thought they'd sold out all the remaining machined sets they had? That's why I got them for a very good price, I asked, almost begged Dee to have her shop finish machine the rods for me, they'd many hears since scraped all the tooling and machining them would be cost prohibitive for them and also for me thus considering my back ground I made up the tooling and did the raw and finish work in my machine shop. Much time later when I'd finished the rods machining I kidded with Dee that if she were to give me a set of titanium rods un-machined for free I wouldn't take them, after completing the rods I experienced why her shop didn't want to machine them and I fully understand, forged titanium is a very nasty material to machine, gummy like stainless steel and hard has hell, extremely unforgiving and all cutters have to be expensive carbide, quite an investment for one project, steel end mills will simply burn up, enough crying on my part, PS: while in the machineing process I actually scraped one rod and had to buy a fifth to complete my set. If I can find them I'll also attach some pictures of the machining process I had to go through a couple years ago, also attached is a picture of balancing the rods on a device purchased from SUMMIT that's fair priced and actually very accurate, the digital scale was bought on ebay and accruate within a 10th of a gram, usually rods should be within a 1/4 gram, I also balanced the engine's pistons on this scale getting them closer than how I received them from JE which were close but I'm compulsive and wanted them closer, just some dumb trivia. Last on the picture of the rod you'll notice a .866 dia. titanium piston wrist pin part of the set I machined up from scratch from bar stock purchased on Ebay, their 30% lighter than tool steel pins, also you'll notice the pin and rod are a shiny black color, that's because they all had to be sent out and hard carbon, Casidiam coated, if you don't coat the rods thrust to crank contact surface the rods will GALL radically, you can't cheat on this process, if you don't coat you lose the rods and possibly the crank too!