Can anyone ID this mysterious item that fell out of my 452 head?

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I'm getting ready to clean up & re-seal the heads for my 440 and started scraping the VC gasket off. When I went to flip the head upside down to get the scapings outa the inside, this funny shaped dowl thing fell out. Looks like a restrictor for an orifice. Does it belong somewhere? No idea where it came from & I am absolutely sure it was there before I removed the VC. I know it could've got inside accidentally but I just want to make sure it doesn't belong somewhere. I've never messed with Mopar heads before...
Thanks in advance.
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Could it be the end out of a push rod??? Never seen this part before, that I know of...
 

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Aah! I never knew what was inside those PCV valves. Sure enough, checked the box & found the one I removed...
Thanks RemCharger!
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I'm getting ready to clean up & re-seal the heads for my 440 and started scraping the VC gasket off. When I went to flip the head upside down to get the scapings outa the inside, this funny shaped dowl thing fell out. Looks like a restrictor for an orifice. Does it belong somewhere? No idea where it came from & I am absolutely sure it was there before I removed the VC. I know it could've got inside accidentally but I just want to make sure it doesn't belong somewhere. I've never messed with Mopar heads before...
Thanks in advance.
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Could it be the end out of a push rod??? Never seen this part before, that I know of...
Here's ball and cup ends for high performance push rods. The cup is new, the ball used and both are made for different size rods. Kinda surprised that there were still any laying around.....

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