Our pal Richard Holderner is the star of this video for COMP Cams which takes you through a quick two minute tutorial on the critical nature of selecting the proper length pushrods for your engine. If you are building up your LS engine or even starting from scratch this is a vital lesson that will help you understand why measuring for the right length pushrods is important and why there is no “one size fits all” style approach to this part of an engine build. For those of you guys who are advanced and do this stuff in your sleep, the reality is that this video isn’t really intended for you. Noting the title, “Back to Basics” Richard does not delve into the interesting world of valvetrain testing or any of that stuff. This is all about the hows and the whys of the parts and their functionality.
Getting ready to tackle your first engine build or your first swing at major upgrades? This video is totally your jam. There will be an entire series of these films made so consider this an opening salvo in a series that we’re going to keep an eye on. Hopefully you’ll learn some stuff along the way or at least have your ideas and theories validated. These lessons apply to every pushrod engine out there, not just the LS, so take heed no matter what your project is!