Any value in 198’s?

Well, truth be told, the Molnar rods are really made for the Wiseco pistons anyway. Were I to purchase that exotic a rod, the Wisecos would certainly be the way I'd go. I got fortunate though and found a set of the 198 rods on the cheap and had them reworked and still have way less in them than the Molnar rods. Press on of course.
Agreed. I brought this up since I got a set of each type pistons (TRW forged), with rings. Got one set for free, and one set with a bunch of other parts for $100.00
Then had a machine shop screw up 2 sets of 198 rods. One set are junk, the other set were able to be salvaged by a different shop.