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Old 09-05-2004, 08:20 PM
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buick pushrods

hey everyone, aren't stock buick pushrods supposed to be hollow to allow for oil to travel, or is there another way the oiling system works?

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Old 09-06-2004, 12:02 AM
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the oil travels from your lifters up the pushrods to your valvetrain in your heads.
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i thought that's how it's supposed to be, but mine seem to be solid. One end has a small dimple and the other has a larger one, with no hole in them.
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YOU did not state the year or size of the motor... Early Buick motors used an internal oiling system with no oil in the pushrods,,
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:17 PM
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sorry, it's in my name and i forgot to type it 1968 Buick GS400
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The '69 and earlier heads had the oil come from a small passageway in the block, up to the rocker shaft/rockers. The '70 and later engines had the traditional pushrod oiling.

You can easily convert the older engines to run a modern oil thru pushrod setup. Plug off the holes in the block/heads and use the '70 & newer stuff. Alot of BBB guys like to use the earlier heads....especially if the run in a class that doesn't allow porting.
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