push rod clearance tool - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2005, 05:23 PM

Last journal entry: Choo-choo town
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: adairsville ga.
Age: 74
Posts: 413
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
push rod clearance tool

I was wondering about the tool I saw for $30.00 on e-bay for a tool which with the use of a drill motor and a 5/16 drill bit you'd use to open up the hole through the head for the push rods when changing from 1.5 to 1.6 rockers on a sbc. My question , how does it work and do you really need it. It looks as tho you'd slide it oven the bit, place the bit threw the head, and slide it down to head. While the tool rest under the lip of the head, where the valve covers seat, with the drill running, you use a wrench to turn the tool causing the bit to lean reaming the hole as you turn the tool creating an oblong hole threw the heads. I was planning to use the 1.6 rockers and was going to check the clearance, but if I need to enlarge the hole, I can do it first. How bout some wisdom guys. thanks marcel

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2005, 08:32 PM
Ratchet's Avatar

Last journal entry: Ontario Camaro Nationals 2008
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: London Ontario Canada Aye
Age: 58
Posts: 334
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sounds like a pretty trick tool. If you don't have access to a milling machine it might be the best alternative. I have used a carbide bit in a die grinder to do the same job in the past.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Push Rod & Rocker Question Houman SS '70 Engine 5 04-28-2005 06:11 PM
Push Rod Stumped strikingthematch Engine 14 02-15-2005 07:15 PM
sbc rod side clearance 85406 Engine 4 06-11-2004 12:32 PM
engine compartment jaxon Hotrodders' Lounge 3 06-04-2004 07:16 AM
push rod oil flow general Engine 4 09-01-2002 09:05 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.