Look at the Trend pushrods. I bought a set for my SB. 3/8" x .080 wall moly, 2 different lengths for ex. and in., 210Â° 5/16 ball tapered on one end, standard 5/16 reduction on the other, laser etched with size, black oxide coated. $125.00 One of the best deals I have found. They make them in .025" increments instead of the normal .050" like most.
Speaking of pushrods...... Other than checking heads for clearance, would a person have to do anything special to run a 3/8" pushrod in a SBC?? Oil volume would be a lot more wouldn't it? Would that create any sort of an issue?? Just curious.
Typically in a small block you have to run some sort of offset to clear the intake port. I am running Yella Terra shaft rockers and the intake rocker has .150" of offset to help clear the 3/8" I am running. Or you can run an offset lifter. Oil volume in the pushrod is negligible in my opinion.
Just an FYI.... I found out from a guy at Trend that they supply Comp Cams with all their pushrods. And from what I have seen, buying the Comp brand is quite a bit cheaper than getting them from Trend.
Question about off-the-shelf pushrods. Does anyone use Manley pushrods or know anything about them? They seem like a good value.