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Offline a_disalvo

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Stroker pushrod
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:02:41 PM »
Found the problem with the rocker box, spacer fell out, found a bent pushrod that had to be cut to remove. Ant idea where I can buy 1 stroker pushrod?? Frank

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 05:18:48 PM »
Do you actually have stroker plates that raise the heads? Most strokers of the shovel head era (including the slabside) are longer stroke flywheel and shorter pistons which allows stock pushrods to be used.
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 05:24:29 PM »
If the motor is stock bore and stroked, then the push rods are standard length. If the motor is 3-5/8 bore and stroked, then the cylinders are longer. Depends on what stroke then how much longer they are. And as said, standard bore could have stroker plates, so then how thick?
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 05:37:07 PM »
Ohio, I think there were a few manufacturers of barrels that kept the stock length in the 3 5/8 bore and all other bores. Some folks were building large bore only engines too. (IIRC 93" was a popular size stock stroke) I think the only way to know is measure the length and compare to stock. If you can get a good measure on the pushrod you may be able to tell if it's stock length. You could probably get what you need from Smith Brothers if it's not stock length.
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 05:58:51 PM »
All S&S 3-5/8 bore cylinders are longer than stock, except stock stroke at 5.330. I can't speak for any one else's cylinders.

Below are S&S 3-5/8 bore lengths.

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 06:01:13 PM »
Also most Shovels use an OEM push rod for hydraulics, and for solids, a generic solid lifter conversion push rods.
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 06:04:39 PM »
All S&S 3-5/8 bore cylinders are longer than stock, except stock stroke at 5.330. I can't speak for any one else's cylinders.

Below are S&S 3-5/8 bore lengths.

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Yes, and S&S used the adjustable pushrods with their  solid insert (and spring)  in the lifter body. You could adjust those.
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 09:19:56 PM »
It has a S&S '98" sidewinder kit. Body of the pushrod measures 9" L, Just need 1,solid lifters, Frank

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 07:18:32 AM »
 Might help if you would say what kind of push rod it is! Is it a solid push rod for adjustable tappets? Or an adjustable push rod?  S&S or OEM type?

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 11:55:09 AM »
It is meteal, hollow tube, 5/16" ball at each end. Tube measures almost 9" from end of ball to the end that takes the threaded stud.

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 04:17:43 PM »
That sounds like a "converted to solids" pushrod, is it adjustable? Or is the adjuster on the lifter?
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 09:21:09 PM »
S&S # 93-5134 is what I would need, but they will not sell only 1, Frank

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 09:24:53 PM »
Check with Smith Brothers.  :nix:
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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 03:12:42 AM »
S&S # 93-5134 is what I would need, but they will not sell only 1, Frank

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Re: Stroker pushrod
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 06:22:27 AM »
Called Phil, who called S&S, they only sell complete sets. Smith Bros were also recommended. Frank