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Old 10-20-2009, 07:28 PM
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The Making of a Push Rod Tool.

We will pick up on this build midway though, really not so much of a budget thing but simply not having the tool and how to make one so not to hold up an engine build.


Here is what you missed before I grabbed the camera.

- Cutting the factory rod in 2 about 1 inch down.

- Facing the cut ends on a lath to make sure they are square.

- Threading the inside of each end to 12 -32nds

The finished Product


Now lets look in on how we got to this point.

This little torch is used for silver soldering, if you look closely you will see a pilot light on the stand and a lever extending from it. When the torch is hung on this lever it shuts the gas off to the torch extinguishing the flame and saving gas. The pilot light is used to relight the torch. Cool!


We drilled a small nut out to fit over the push rod, here Francis is silver soldering it in place.




Clean it up and this is what we have now.


Now on the shorter end of the push rod we are going to silver solder this 12 32nd screw to it.


Same process as before


Little blurry but you get the idea


With the head of the screw cut off we will now silver solder a drilled out nut to this end.




So now that its done lets see how it works



We will show you in a later thread how to determine the correct length.






Close up


Anyways thats all.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:55 PM
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Does the nut clear the head o.k. and does the nuts have enough resistance to keep from turning to easily?
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for the tech!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:34 PM
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Love the torch hanger thingamajig.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:35 PM
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herob

is that a henrob torch? do you just use it for silver soldering or do you use the other features? plate cutting and so forth?

thanks for the tech that is cool, so I assume this pushrod tool is for measuring for the real pushrod?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:42 AM
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Very well done, and great pictures. Thank you for that post.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:05 PM
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Love the torch hanger thingamajig.
The thingamajig is called a Gas Saver and it is made by the National Torch Tip Co. They work really well if you are doing much brazing, soldering, gas welding or just doing a lot of preheating with a rose bud. Use the little acetylene pilot light to light your torch every time you pick it up. If you have ever done much gas welding and hammer finishing of sheet metal you will find it invaluable.

By the way, nice post of the pushrod length checker tool.

Thanx, Jaysin
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:41 PM
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Thanks guys, the tool worked perfectly. I used it to determine the push rod length needed for my 5.8L build. Ended up ordering an using a 7.6 pushrod length, engine runs and sounds great.
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