How do you determine where the rod goes on the camshaft?
a rod doesn't go on the camshaft. Perhaps you have your terminology mixed up?
a camshaft moves the rods up and down as to open and close the valves. a rod rides on the camshaft and the lobes are oval, so every time it turns the rods are pushed up and when the lobe is down they are closed. this happens very fast, the rod rides on camshaft and pushes on rocker arms to open and close valves.
valves open and close by raised lobes on the camshaft . they hit the connecting rod, which is connected to the rocker arm that open and closes a spring loaded or hydraulic valve lifters . the intake or exhaust valve is open when when the raised lobe hits the connecting rod. the valve closes when the cam shaft rotates and the connecting rod falls off raised lobe.
The Camshaft has egg shaped lobes on it and rotates by means of a belt or chain. And the Job of the Camshaft is to open and close Engine Valves at a specific timing. The application uses are on - Push Rod Motors also Called in Block Camshaft, O.H.C - Over Head Camshaft which can be S.O.H.C - Single Over Head Camshaft and D.O.H.C. - Dual Over Head Camshaft also Called Quad Cam. Regardless of…
The pushrod is a long rod about the diameter of a pencil which transfers motion from the camshaft to the rocker arms. The rocker arms open and close the valves. The pushrod goes up and down very fast, opening and closing the valves. They go through pushrod guides which hold the pushrods in alignment and stop oil from flowing past them (the rods need oil to prevent wear and are oiled).
Mosy likely you have a camshaft that is going flat. When a piston goes up and down it pushes a rod that sits on the camshaft lobe or the high part of a cam shaft. This in turn pushes the valves. The motor spins turning the crankshaft which in turn spins the camshaft. When you have one or two valves that keep getting loose usually you have a camshaft that is going flat. This is…
you are probably refering to a rocker arm. In a pushrod motor the rocker are opens the valves. A rod rides on the camshaft and as the lobes on it come around the rod pushes up on the rocker are which does exactly that, rocks the same as the rocker on a rocking chair . The rod pushes up on the rocker which then pushes down on the valve, opening it.
Once you have determined the proper drape of your shower curtain as it hangs from the rod, you can then determine the length the rod need to be. If the rod needs to be shortened by more than two inches, equal cuts must be made on each end of the rod. The rod must be cut to size using a metal cutting bandsaw or hacksaw.