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    Re: Bent Push Rods

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    Took the old girl out yesterday, (the TF) , for a longer run at 60mph and it preformed flawlessly! Timing is a couple degrees off but easy fix. Slight ticking of the valves due to the Cranes wider settings, but I can live with that. Life is good! PJ

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    YAY! Glad it all worked out!
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    Good news!
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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    Hi Paul,

    Don't know if this affects your new #5 rocker arm, plus I'm talking "second hand" about something I know little about ...

    My engine builder ordered new rocker arms for my XPEG from Moss. They were not available, so he ordered them from another supplier. When he installed them, he found that they were too short: the tips didn't land in the center of the pushrod, or in the center of the valve stem - - I don't remember which.

    He called Moss and was told that they had found that their rocker arms were too short and had removed them from inventory. I checked - TF rockers are not listed on the Moss site. They are still on the other supplier's website. Probably from the same manufacturer.

    The rockers are not included in the parts bill from the builder, so I can't confirm.

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    I got mine from Dan Craig (momsauto) Lonnie and they are identical to the originals.

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    Are they new reproductions? Does Dan have a website?

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    I think Dan bought these Crane push rods and rockers to rebuild an engine many years ago and never used them and mentioned them to me on the phone if I wanted them, naturally I bought them from him. He's a friend and I don't know if he has a web site or not.

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    Thanks, you did good.

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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    This maybe a dumb question but have you figured out the source of the carbon buildup on the valves that held them open and bent the pushrods??
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    Re: Bent Push Rods

    Not really Joe, I do know the carbs were running a tad rich which the result could be seen in the exhaust ports. Odd that the tail pipe color was a nice gray and color tune on the plugs previously showed a good burn and light brown in color. Seems like this all happened when I pushed it pretty hard on the interstate for about 50 miles. I forgot the carb needle size in them but I might get a slightly leaner set of needles, could be dumping too much fuel in at high RPMs. Right now it's running beautifully at 65 MPH or below, haven't pushed it any higher. It was a very hot day when this happened and it might be a combination of things causing a rich mixture, don't know. PJ
    I said earlier it was a cool day, it was cool in the morning, but hot in the afternoon when this happened. Sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Schlosser View Post
    This maybe a dumb question but have you figured out the source of the carbon buildup on the valves that held them open and bent the pushrods??
    Last edited by PAUL161; 11-21-2019 at 07:05 AM.

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