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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    S&S steel solids are much quieter than those POS aluminum solids
    Thanks for that info: I'll give them a try. Been running the Colony aluminum rods for years now. Never tried the S&S steel due to my belief that the slightly higher expansion of the aluminum rods would result in less clatter.

    I have run the OEM hydaulic rods in the past. My complaint about them is that if/when they collapse, it seems to be a lot more hammering on the valve train.

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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    Years ago I tried S&S steel solids in my Panhead. Went for a test ride and when I pulled in the garage I thought my motor was coming apart. I raised the covers and they were so loose you could almost pull them right out. My opinion on using OEM is well stated on this thread.

    I can only assume Rodger is referencing use in something other than a Panhead...

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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    Well, one thing's for sure... even with the pads, those covers are like echo chambers. Especially the early steel ones with no D-rings IMO.

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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    Yes my Brainfart The S&S are for later panhead hydraulics, sound better that aluminum.My '49 is drilled for the later hydraulics.

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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    I don't know if it is the aluminum heads or covers but solids in a pan seem noisier than knucks & flattys.The front pushrod angle sucks for the solid lifter noises

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    Re: New reproduction 48 to 52 hydraulic pushrods

    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    Yes my Brainfart The S&S are for later panhead hydraulics, sound better that aluminum.My '49 is drilled for the later hydraulics.
    Right, I have read that the steel are better than the aluminum with the later hydraulics. Noisy and prone to failure..

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