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Old 03-24-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Ok guys this is my first time in the 5.0 section lol. My buddy is picking up a 93 Gt w/ an E303 cam, and GT40 heads. But he still has the stock length pushrods...what length does he need to get some performance???

will these do??? http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-pushrod-8595.html

Im new to pushrod motors soo your help is needed! lol

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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what length does he need to get some performance???



LOL....that is awesome!!!

seriously tho, the length of the push rod has nothing to do with making power. as long as the rocker tip stays centered on the valve stem the rods are the correct length.
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Alright thanks man! Hes goin from a N/A eclipse (1998) to this so he's pumped lol.
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you need some 8" ones for the best power
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OP your buddy needs to measure for the correct length ones
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OP your buddy needs to measure for the correct length ones
if the motor is already in and running or has been, I doubt anything needs to be done, I think the op has a misconception of what proper pushrod length is for
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seriously tho, the length of the push rod has nothing to do with making power. as long as the rocker tip stays centered on the valve stem the rods are the correct length.
Click the image to open in full size..... on the contrary, the length of the pushrod also has to do with making power however, it is the engine what dictates the correct length needed. And no..... centering the pattern is not what's important, narrowing the pattern width is.
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So could he get these, and be fine??? And yes the motor has been running and driven and fine...but the rods are just stock. http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-pushrod-8595.html
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Like mjr said, if the engine is running correctly, don't bother them.
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Alrighty. Thanks for the info guys. Im sure ill be back on here a lot asking questions for him since we're both new to pushrod motors.

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