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Old 05-30-2016, 12:27 PM
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Bending Push Rods 390 FE

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This is what I have
FE 390
was bored 030
crank 010/010
all new valves, springs, valve guides
mild rv camshaft
proformer intake and 600 cfm vac secondaries holley

Drove truck had immediate miss found

bent # 2 exhaust push rod
replaced push rod drove it a little not much at lower rpm,s

bent # 6 intake push tube

Have any ideas where I need to look first?

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Springs matched to the cam?

Heads milled or block decked?

Rocker oiling correct?
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Springs matched to the cam?

Heads milled or block decked?

Rocker oiling correct?
Will have to get with the machine shop they did both thanks
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How did you re-install the rocker arms? There is a procedure.
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If you reused the old push rods, dollars-to-donuts they are too long after the rebuild.

Sounds like a valve-lash check is in your future.
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Thanks for all of your help will check valve lash
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Probably a hydro cam so no "lash", his lifters should have preload. You probably will need different length p.r. now because aftermarket cams are likely ground on a different base circle plus all the new parts and machine work that's been done. It has to be checked now.
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You still check the "lash" with hydraulic lifters, there just a much wider range that's acceptable
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