What Size Pushrods Do I Need?

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  1. stangboy

    stangboy Founding Member

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    I know I have to buy a pushrod length checker to see what length pushrod I need but what diameter do I need. There are also different length checkers. I don't know which one of those to get either. What do I need?
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    stock are 5/16 diameter. You could use a set of 3/8 with 5/16 ends to fit into the stock lifter cup end, but it is not a direct bolt in and IMO you are fine with a set of 5/16 hardened ones that are at least .100 wall diameter.

    For a length checker, you can get them from Summit or Comp Cams. If you have a pedestal style setup, you probably will need shims a well. There are hundreds of tech articles on how to check for the proper length.
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    stangboy Founding Member

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    Thanks! I just realized that I could have found the answer myself.:doh: I forgot that I'm a member of www.sbfbuilders.com. Just finished watching the video. BTW, it's an awesome site to be a member of! Woody really knows his stuff.

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