Checking push rod length is extremely important when building an engine. If this step is overlooked, and is taken for granted, serious damage can occur to your valve train components. Things you’ll need before checking push rod length is obviously your short block, cylinder head, head gasket, roller rockers, and a dog bone or lifter retainer. Throw in our special push rod length checking kit, digital, or dial caliper. I can’t stress enough how important this step is when assembling your engine. NEVER take it for granted, and always, always check for proper push rod length.
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