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Mikey14
Member
posted March 15, 2004 02:08 PM
I've got a 355 with vortech heads. All the required work for the heads have been done so lets not turn this into a vortech heads post please

My question is: Do you see any issues with running a .100 over length push rod on intake and a standard on exhaust? Any benifit to doing this?

Thanks for the help.

smallrock98
Member
posted March 15, 2004 03:22 PM
If your stock length push rod puts you right in the center of the valve stem, I dont see any benefit from adding a longer one. It may screw up your valve train geometry. If you are looking for more lift, try using a higher ratio rocker arm.

Speaking of different push rod lengths........can anyone tell me if my valve stem mark is not center and is closer to the outside of the engine, will I need a longer or shorter push rod to get back to center?

smallrock98
Member
posted March 15, 2004 03:34 PM
Nevermind. I have a pushrod checker....duh.


Ego Racing
Member
posted March 15, 2004 04:03 PM
The rocker should be set just off center so it cycles across the centerline of the stem putting it on the center may cause it to mushroom the valvestem and possably leave the stem all together.


6pack
Member
posted March 17, 2004 06:42 PM
quote:
Originally posted by smallrock98:
If your stock length push rod puts you right in the center of the valve stem, I dont see any benefit from adding a longer one. It may screw up your valve train geometry. If you are looking for more lift, try using a higher ratio rocker arm.

Speaking of different push rod lengths........can anyone tell me if my valve stem mark is not center and is closer to the outside of the engine, will I need a longer or shorter push rod to get back to center?


Shorter



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