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« on: June 03, 2006, 10:25:56 pm »

Wether you have milled the heads or decked the block or a combination of both, an adjustable pushrod to check correct pushrod length is usually a tool noone ever thinks they will need. Only problem is when you do need one you gotta wait for it to be delivered. Plenty of compnaies make them but you can make your own for abour 1 dollar.

Take an old pushrod and cut it about 1 to 1.5 inches from either end. Now use a 1/4"-20 tap and tap both open ends, then simply screw in a short piece of 1/4 inch threaded rod with a few jam nuts and voila, you just saved 20+ dollars and 3-4 days on shipping time.

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 08:03:51 pm »

Great info Woody Thanks 
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 10:14:29 pm »

Very cool! Making one this week Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 10:58:34 pm »

My half cent worth here...   don't bother with a jam nut, it just gets in the way.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 11:36:56 am »

now what is an accurate way to measure the differences in length of a home made checker each time you adjust it? How do you guys do it? I suspect a ruler is probably not close enough.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 11:50:13 am »

Digital caliper is what I used...
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 01:08:23 pm »

A machine rule is accurate enough, considering most OTC pushrods are .050" increments.
I'd agree using a mic for custom pushrod increments.
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If I saw that thing in my rear view Im pulling over to let you by, I be scared of that thing Huh? i dont know wich car is uglier ur or mine?
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 02:39:03 pm »

My half cent worth here...   don't bother with a jam nut, it just gets in the way.

Yeah i had the same issue with it hitting the guide plates
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 06:09:56 am »

ha, very cool, workes like a charm!!!!
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