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Author Topic:   push rods
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted December 03, 2002 10:28 PM
someone told me that when you have your heads milled on a sb chevy you should
use shorter push rods. is this true?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted December 04, 2002 07:22 AM
it really depends on what has been done to the engine. if the bock was decked and the heads were milled a bunch. you probably will need shorter pushrods.

there is a pushrod length checking tool available that is very inexpensive.

you want to use a pushrod length that puts the tip of the rocker arm on the center of the valve tip. ideally, the rocker arm should contact the valve tip a little to the top side of the center of the valve tip(closer to the intake manifold).

this is a lot easier to "show" than to "tell". i'm struggling to put it into words. lol

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