Trend Performance has introduced what they believe to be the world’s first self-lubricating 5/16˝ hard-tip competition pushrods. While their lower ends, those that engage the lifter seats, remain unaltered their upper ends now feature self-lubricating tool steel tips hardened to 60Rc. Both 5/16˝ diameter ball ends are formed with a 210-degree radius at the end of a 1-5/8˝ taper to provide proper operating clearance around the rockers as well as the lifters and lifter bores.
Engineered to overcome degradation troubles on the upper ball of high-revving high-powered engines, these new hard tip pushrods are now available in the following diameters: 7/16˝, 1/2˝, and 9/16˝. Their wall thicknesses are .125˝ or .165˝; or .125˝ or .165˝ or .200˝, and .200˝ respectively.
Prepared in a satin finish over a precision center-less ground surface and laser-etched to the customers’ request, Trend’s hard tip pushrods are available in any length – usually 6.000 to 13.000 inches.
Trend’s hard-tip announcement of their latest ball-ball pushrods follows last year’s introduction of their BZ pushrods. By engineering a phosphor-bronze insert in its upper cup, the BZ brought an end to similar galling troubles in ball-cup-style pushrods.
For more information and the latest offerings, visit www.trendperform.com.