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Pushrod makers #2873539
01/13/21 07:12 AM
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Keymar, MD
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Need a new set of pushrods made for a small block. Nothing crazy, just swapped to Trick Flow 190 heads and need a little longer pushrod. Fairly mild flat tappet cam. I know of Trend, Smith Brothers and Manton. Any other place that makes them that I should check out?

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2873551
01/13/21 08:09 AM
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Comp cams,

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2873561
01/13/21 08:41 AM
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Steward Performance

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: GTS340] #2873637
01/13/21 10:10 AM
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You mentioned the best three. I prefer Manton but have used Trickflow in a pinch

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2873641
01/13/21 10:16 AM
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KATY TEXAS
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I had a problem with some Trend push rods, they went above & beyond to help me, they sent me the correct new ones at no charge, the best customer service & product I have ever had !!!


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1968 Charger COLD A/C Hilborn EFI
512ci 9.7 compression, Stealth heads, 3.54gear A518 OD 4100lb,11.04@123 full street car trim
Re: Pushrod makers [Re: csk] #2873650
01/13/21 10:23 AM
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Marion, South Carolina [><]
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I use either Manton or Smith Brothers...no real preference. Excellent service from both. up


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'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: Pushrod makers [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2873653
01/13/21 10:25 AM
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Wichita
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Manton has made a couple of sets for me. Great service and product.


'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft.

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2873745
01/13/21 12:21 PM
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'86 Maple Grove KOS Mopar low qualifier......true street legal with no power adders.

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Re: Pushrod makers [Re: Harry's Taxi 2] #2873771
01/13/21 12:50 PM
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I have been real happy with smith brothers, but honestly haven't use anyone else.


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Re: Pushrod makers [Re: Bad340fish] #2873805
01/13/21 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad340fish
I have been real happy with smith brothers, but honestly haven't use anyone else.


same here. Always been good customer service


....BAD A$$ STREET CAR.....
Re: Pushrod makers [Re: Bad340fish] #2873807
01/13/21 01:39 PM
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Bend,OR USA
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Being on the west coast I've used both Smith Bros and Mantons.
Manton are head and shoulders better in quality and customer service than Smith Bros. twocents scope


Mr.Cab Racing and winning with Mopars since 1964. (Old F--t, Huh)
Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2874217
01/14/21 11:42 AM
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West Coast, USA
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I suffered from a valve train instability/harmonic issue a few years back that almost cost my a motor. Dwayne Porter traced the problem back to improper valve spring installed height and issues with valves spring tension versus the capacity of the hydraulic lifters available for big block Mopars to handle spring loads heavy enough to control the hydraulic lifters with out them collapsing from the pressures. My initial setup lost control of the valvetrain at around 5800rpm. A power dip was evident on my dyno sheet. Dwayne spotted it right off.

I switched to solid rollers to bypass the problem. I also used Mike at B3 Racing to get a geometry correction kit and ordered custom rocker arms from T&D to adjust my valve train geometry to a more optimum relationship and up-sized and upgraded my pushrods to a set of 7/16" Manton Stage 5 parts. Their customer service, tech advice and turn around time were great.

In the end, these changes gave me one of the smoothest reving and running RB motors I have ever experienced in 40 some odd years. My lash has only needed a minor(.001-.0015") adjustment in 3000+ miles. I usually shift below 7k rpm at the max, and there is an entire magnitude of harmonics or higher frequency vibrations that is noticably absent from this engine now. I believe it is due to the optimized valvetrain geometry, the stiffer pushrods etc. Almost all my previous 440's had the same noise/vibrations while reving.

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1970 Plymouth 'Cuda #'s 440-6(block in storage)currently 493" 6 pack, Shaker, 5 speed Passon, 4.10's
1968 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 408 Magnum EFI with 4 speed automatic overdrive, 3800 stall lock-up converter and 3.91's (closest thing to an automatic 5 speed going)
Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2874261
01/14/21 12:36 PM
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Charlotte, NC
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Re: Pushrod makers [Re: DusterKid] #2874286
01/14/21 01:34 PM
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northern,Ohio,USA
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A thicker wall and proper length is all you need imo.Are you keeping stock rocker gear?If you can get the length Comp should be fine.

Last edited by Clanton; 01/14/21 01:35 PM.

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Re: Pushrod makers [Re: Clanton] #2874763
01/15/21 02:01 PM
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I can’t say enough good about Manton.
I am an amateur with a lot questions and ideas and they are very patient and responsive

Re: Pushrod makers [Re: Wirenut] #2874859
01/15/21 05:46 PM
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As already mentioned, Steward Performance

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Re: Pushrod makers [Re: JMCarter] #2874994
01/16/21 07:48 AM
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Wind Gap,Pa.
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TREND or Smith Brothers. Both excellent companies to do business.







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