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Vortec Head Swap...do I have everything I need

I have a 1979 350 that I am going to do a vortec head swap. I have the heads (already assembled), gaskets, new intake, valve covers, rocker arms (aligning), bolt kits. I am just wondering if I need to get some new pushrods for it, I am not sure of the history of the engine. If I do need to get some new rods what engine should I order them for the 1979 or the vortec?

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If I do need to get some new rods what engine should I order them for the 1979 or the vortec?
The '79 unless you are using a roller cam. They're 7.8" +/-.

Don't forget a tube of high temp RTV for the intake ends/corners.
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