I recieved a set of Carillo rods (direct from Carillo); Comparing them to original is like comparing Swedish steel to a flint knife. The Eastern (of South Carolina)races pressed in square and firm.
They shall be installed in a set of T&O wheels that I also received from Eastern, along with their fine shafts, crankpin, and nearly every other necessary piece of replacement hardware.
In fact, the only 'original' items in this lower end will be the roller cages, which are NOS from Rocky's. The modern cages I received from a certain distributor were expensive Krap! Only standard rollers would fit without a bind.
And I believe Torrington has been the only producer of rollers until quite recently.
For the rest of the incidentals, I usually can rely upon Jerry Greer Engineering (now of South Dakota ) for un-compromised quality.
Loctites for securing the rod races should not only be un-necessary, they might even insulate against vital heat transfer. On original rods, I would expect a minimum of .0035" interference. I normally only hone for an oversize when the bores have been damaged by improper installation of the previous set (which is all too often!)