Originally Posted by blackchevy3de
i have a 385 fact burn roller motor with a up dated zz385 cam ,will a standered sbc engine push rod work or do i need to buy one
I put the following question to Jegs' tech line a while ago, via email:
Regarding the GM Performance 12498772 - GM Performance Parts ZZ383 Engine, the info located http://www.jegs.com/i/GM-Performance...98772/10002/-1
states, “Note: This engine has provisions for a mechanical fuel pump, however the fuel pump pushrod and adapter plate are not included.”
Will a stock Chevy fuel pump pushrod be compatible w/the cam’s material?
I received this answer:
Thank you for giving Jegs the opportunity to assist you with your technical question.
A stock Chevy pushrod will work for your engine. We have them if you do not already have one, click here to view on our website. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Technical Sales Representative
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Now, as long as this "updated" ZZ385 cam of yours is made of the same material as the cam in the ZZ383 engine linked to above, you will be OK w/a stock rod.
I believe there will be no problems- the ZZ383 cam has more lift and duration than the ZZ385 cam, so if there were going to be a different, stronger or harder material used it would be used on the ZZ383 cam.