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> custom length push rods, Need a vendor
Bruce Edge
post Jul 9 2019, 08:56 PM
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Looking for vendor to make custom length push rods .( HD Aluminum)
Recommendation appreciated.

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post Jul 9 2019, 09:27 PM
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post Jul 9 2019, 10:37 PM
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This is where I got mine.

http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Heavy-Duty-Al...cnhdalprcut.htm
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post Jul 10 2019, 06:10 AM
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I have Manton Chrome-Moly pushrods.
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post Jul 10 2019, 06:36 AM
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Smith Brothers Pushrods.

https://www.pushrods.net/

Have them on the teener and sets in the Harleys.

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post Jul 10 2019, 07:35 AM
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QUOTE(Bruce Edge @ Jul 9 2019, 10:56 PM) *

Looking for vendor to make custom length push rods .( HD Aluminum)
Recommendation appreciated.

Thanks,
Bruce Edge

Why?

High performance I only use the Manton CrMo.
If you've figured out the measurement any machine shop, or a buddy with a lathe, should be able to cut them to size.
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post Jul 11 2019, 06:56 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Jul 10 2019, 07:35 AM) *

QUOTE(Bruce Edge @ Jul 9 2019, 10:56 PM) *

Looking for vendor to make custom length push rods .( HD Aluminum)
Recommendation appreciated.

Thanks,
Bruce Edge

Why?

High performance I only use the Manton CrMo.
If you've figured out the measurement any machine shop, or a buddy with a lathe, should be able to cut them to size.


Thanks Guys,
Trying to set up geometry on what I thought was going to be a easy build 1.7.
In fact, I would like start another post on why a advertised GENERAL fitment cam has such a high lift and leads to all the extra cost and special parts, but feared I'll be called a dumb ass. Scat cam C35 lift: 495 duration: 285 duration@.50 :246.
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post Jul 11 2019, 07:17 AM
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As Mark said, you really don't want aluminum pushrods.
Get the cut to length CroMo rods that Chris sells.
Added advantage - you can now set your valve clearance to 0.

If you are rebuilding an engine, everything you can do to improve your valve train is going to add benefit to your motor.

Also, when I cut mine no lathe was needed. I just cut them SLIGHTLY proud with a hack saw and then walked into my measurement with file (which also dressed the edge).

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post Jul 11 2019, 09:30 AM
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Also, when I cut mine no lathe was needed. I just cut them SLIGHTLY proud with a hack saw and then walked into my measurement with file (which also dressed the edge).

Zach

Yes I've also done it this way, a trick is to paint the cut area with blue or black marker, then use a pipe cutter to make a light score line before you cut.

But don't be tempted to try the pipe cutter, material is too hard and the cut isn't square.
To put the end in, once you've done the cut, use two old lifters and hammer it home.
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post Jul 11 2019, 09:44 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Jul 11 2019, 11:30 AM) *

QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Jul 11 2019, 09:17 AM) *


Also, when I cut mine no lathe was needed. I just cut them SLIGHTLY proud with a hack saw and then walked into my measurement with file (which also dressed the edge).

Zach

Yes I've also done it this way, a trick is to paint the cut area with blue or black marker, then use a pipe cutter to make a light score line before you cut.

But don't be tempted to try the pipe cutter, material is too hard and the cut isn't square.
To put the end in, once you've done the cut, use two old lifters and hammer it home.


IIRC that exactly how I did most of mine. Starting them with the pipe cutter to get the scored line which let the saw track a lot more precisely. Made the file work easier too.

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