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I have a 1965 Ford 289 which I want to upgrade to a roller tip rocker arm. I ordered from Speedway Motors part #575-83201. I also ordered new pushrods and was sent part #915-14100. The new pushrods are longer than the stock pushrods. Should I use the new pushrods or continue to use my stock 289 pushrods? I believe the measurement on the new pushrods are 6.875''.

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You may be able to use them,there should be enough adjustment to make them work.FordMotorsports and Crane make a pushrod that is 8.640 which is what I used with those rockers.To check fit install 1 pushrod and 1 rocker on #1 cyl turn the engine over by hand 2 revolutions and then check and make sure the rocker tip is dead center on the valve,if it is you're good to go.

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