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Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by cgarb » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:09 pm

Anyone ever use a Pro Cam or comp roller fuel pump pushrod? I have a billet cam in a sbc and ran a bronze tipped pushrod and it mushroomed the bronze end last year. Seems like an small bearing on the end, Looking at that maybe or a composite pushrod to try instead. Any input will be appreciated.

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by 77cruiser » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:53 pm

I used a Howards composite for about 3000 miles,with no issues, but then I went in tank electric.
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by BOOT » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:14 am

I didn't get that ^^^^^ long out of my composite
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by travis » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:16 am

Comp used to make a roller tipped FP pushrod. Never tried one, but bronze just doesn’t seem to last long

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by induction apprentice » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:35 am

I wonder why they cant make a mellenite tipped pushrod for roller stuff?

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by steve cowan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:01 am

Been running composite pushrod for a couple of years,500 hp 383 sbc
Holley 200gph mechanical pump
Street /strip car 11.0s @3400 pounds
Just pulled engine for freshen
Fuel pump pushrod looking brand new, cam is good,
When I first bought the composite I also purchased a pushrod with the little wheel deal, I have never used that one, I cannot see how that thing will survive lol
Just for the record I also use composite distributor gear with adjustable sleeve on MSD billet distributior with surface rust on the magnetic pick up the same as everyone else

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by induction apprentice » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 am

steve cowan wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:01 am
Been running composite pushrod for a couple of years,500 hp 383 sbc
Holley 200gph mechanical pump
Street /strip car 11.0s @3400 pounds
Just pulled engine for freshen
Fuel pump pushrod looking brand new, cam is good,
When I first bought the composite I also purchased a pushrod with the little wheel deal, I have never used that one, I cannot see how that thing will survive lol
Just for the record I also use composite distributor gear with adjustable sleeve on MSD billet distributior with surface rust on the magnetic pick up the same as everyone else

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Lol... Spot on with the msd patented un protected reluctor. Wt... is that all about all these years? lol

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by BOOT » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 am

induction apprentice wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:35 am
I wonder why they cant make a mellenite tipped pushrod for roller stuff?
I think stock ones are, but they are also heavy compared to the hollow ones.
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by 77cruiser » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 am

BOOT wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:14 am
I didn't get that ^^^^^ long out of my composite
What happened to it?
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by BOOT » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:49 pm

77cruiser wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 am
BOOT wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:14 am
I didn't get that ^^^^^ long out of my composite
What happened to it?
It wore a lot in a short time
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by ClassicComp » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:08 pm

Any problems using the ARP pump pushrods?
results speak for themselves
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by racear2865 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 am

I guess Im lost here. I use quite a few composite fuel pump rods with bronze tips both in drag cars and circle wagon cars. All are used with billet cams and I put in a lathe and use jewelers rouge to polish up and peck on wood, never lost one yet. But Im going to bet, it didnt mushroom from wear. I would say you are floating the rod and hammering the end flat. Go as light a rod as you can get. I did try a steel rod with bronze end and beat the heck out of it. Went composite with bronze tip and another fuel pump
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by BOOT » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:08 pm

racear2865 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 am
I guess Im lost here. I use quite a few composite fuel pump rods with bronze tips both in drag cars and circle wagon cars. All are used with billet cams and I put in a lathe and use jewelers rouge to polish up and peck on wood, never lost one yet. But Im going to bet, it didnt mushroom from wear. I would say you are floating the rod and hammering the end flat. Go as light a rod as you can get. I did try a steel rod with bronze end and beat the heck out of it. Went composite with bronze tip and another fuel pump
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The composite people are talking bout is the entirely plastic one(I know it's not normal plastic but some high tech junk).
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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by 77cruiser » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 pm

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Re: Roller fuel pump pushrod

Post by racear2865 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:04 pm

nope not the one I use. Its is composite with a bronze tip (not brass). when I get back in shop Monday and my damn old mind dont furgit, Ill take a picture. Got one on dyno now.
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