I'm sitting here right now, just come in from the garage, setting up for my road trip, and I have a batch of pushrods that came with a 351c that was in pieces when I got it...cam was out, one piston is out, pulled to check bearings and the kid dropped it and broke the skirt on the very bottom, cheapie cast POS pistons...and I had set some of the pushrods that I am assuming came from that engine...and noticed the are bent...like all of them are bent.
Cam that was in the engine looks pretty fresh, lifters from it arn't mushroomed or anything as far as I can tell...I basically just losely bolted the heads, intake and such back on the block for storage sake and to keep the bores from rusting at all.
I'm just curious is all, someone over revved it? I can say that the bearing on the rod...010 bearing, and it's worn.
I keep thinking back to a buddy years back, 70 1/2 RS camaro, his kid took it out and hurt the engine screwing around, and when he pulled the engine apart, the push rods on the 350 were damn near S shaped.