Pushrod question

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  1. Joshua Sizemore

    Joshua Sizemore New Member

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    My 91 5.0 has sat for a couple of years while I was deployed. Wanted to get it back into running order. The heads are stock, as is the cam. I bought a rebuild kit for it and got part way thru and got a little frisky. I then bought a F303 cam, had a friend port out the heads (got it done for cheap), and took the heads to a shop and had them decked (.01"). I had a valve job done a few years back with a valve replacement. I bought new springs to go with the new cam. I still have the stock pushrods. The stock length is 6.250" and I plan on getting some new pushrods just to be on the safe side. My question is should I get stock length or a something different?

    P.S. I know I should have gone with GT-40's and got them ported out and that will be in the cards for a future mod. Thanks.
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  2. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    If you only resurfaced the heads then the stock pushrod length should be fine. I would clean the ones that you have and rock em'
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  3. Joshua Sizemore

    Joshua Sizemore New Member

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    Even with the cam change too? I just want to be sure before I button everything back up. Thanks man.
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  4. 84Ttop

    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Even with the cam change you will be fine. If you were to change the heads/rockers stuff like that you would need to measure for new ones.
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    cenok is family Active Member

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    I'll second 84ttop, you should be fine with stock length pushrods
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    you can shim the pedestals to make up for that little bit of difference. no need for different pushrods with pedestal rockers unless something changes.
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