So why not buy the parts here and bring them back home with you. Unless it's a customs thing.https://www.pushrods.net/product-page/381-series-9-to-10-inch-length
Ordered these, unfortunately they do not ship to Estonia so had to send the package to a friend in NC who will relay it to my location. Anyway, theres nowhere to hurry, since for the next few weeks in the November i´ll spend my time driving around CA, NV, AZ, CO, NM and whoknows where.
Sry, closest i got to San Antonio was PIMA in Tucson. This tour turned out to be: SanFrancisco - Truckee - South Lake Tahoe - Death Walley - Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Grand Ganyon - Mesa Verde - Meteor Crater National Landmark - Phoenix - Tucson - Joshua Tree - LA - Carmel - Monterey - Muir Woods- Alcatraz - Palo Alto/Stansford. Maybe next time i manage to take the Gulf Coast (only been to New Orleans in that direction). Being busy driving from one location to the other was the main reason, i did not order anything, since one can nowadays never be shure, if it will arrive as promised or will be backorder. Ihave indication, that mu pushrods should be in customs now and hopefully we can put the car together soon. And no, we did not rev it past 7K, tach shows wrong numbers, since the HEI in the video was faulty/gave wrong impulse.If you have the time come on down to San Antonio Texas.
Nope.Seriously....Am I the only one who shudders at the thought of holding an unloaded engine at wide open throttle and floating valves? If those springs were letting the valves float before, just wait 'til the twice as heavy new pushrods get in there. Wear your flak jacket!
It's sure a nice engine...be a shame to break it.