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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 03, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Not having much luck finding this length, other than the very high end stuff, like comp cams hi-tech pr's. But, the $140-150 a set is a little steep. Still have a few sources to check, but so far the best deal has been from summit. They carry a line of trick flow pr's for around $80-85 a set, and do have the 8.100" length. Has anybody ever tried these? I'd bet money trick flow doesn't make these pushrods...probably re-badging someone elses stuff.

I know some of you guys using the pro topline heads have only had to go +.100 on the pr's, but I used the manley checker and the comp cams adjustable pushrod type checker...both say the same thing, that I need a +.300 length. I checked 4 intakes and 4 exhausts and all was +/- .002 on the required length.

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.300 doesn't really surprise me, since as i have said, i'm running .200 in my 406 with pro's heads. as for pushrods, i don't know about trick flows stuff, but don't go cheap here. since i'm running a solid roller, it really was a no brainer, i went with the best i could find. your running a fairly large solid, right? spring pressure is still fairly high i imagine. i ran comps hi tech p-rods with my old heads, and now i'm running manleys. they are expensive, but this is not an area you want to save 50$, in my opinion. i think summit sells the comp pushrods for about 130$, my manleys were about 150$. money well spent, imo. i think i would just bite the bullet and go w/ a good set of the comp pushrods, they are very nice, and will last. good luck with it

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 03, 02:13 PM
 
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The trickflows are a nice piece. I have them in both my 355 and my 496. You can`t tell the difference between them and the Manley`s, etc. Brent
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I run them in mine with no problems. If memory serves they are made by Comp and resold as TF's.


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 03, 03:49 PM
 
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check out competition products there phone #800-233-0199 they sell a one piece racing pushrod for 99.95-5/16.080wall+.300long.iwas just looking through there catalog and remebered a friend of mine is using them with no problems on a strip car.worth a look.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 03, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys guys. My phone servie has been out for the last several days, so couldn't give an update. I ended up picking up a set of the comp hi-tech pr's from my local speed shop cheaper than anybody else could sell them for...glad I checked! Of course, theres more to the story than this, but I will post it over on my orignal "ramblings and whining" post.
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Smith brothers has made pushrods for years and years. Supplies them to many manufacturers.
Here is their web page with some good info:
http://www.pushrods.net/

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