No Oil Pressure
Long story short, on small block350 in 55 chevy, I am running electric fuel pump triggered by an oil pressure cut-off switch. I have a Tee in the line, to use the pressure switch and also connect an oil line to a mechanical pressure gauge ... After working to calibrate a new carb, I took a short, enthusiastic drive trying to assess the carb and tuning ... Come back home, adjust the idle, then shut car off. Fortunately, I had pulled car into garage because the car will not start now ... When cranking, my oil pressure light stays lit and the mechanical gauge does not move at all ... Thus, I conclude no oil pressure ... I assume either oil pick-up has fallen off of oil pump, total oil pump failure, or, for some reason, the distributor is not driving the oil pump ... The distributor was out 2 weeks ago, but re-installed and fully seated and the car had been driven since then ... Is there anything that I can do/check before dropping oil pan? Engine is SB 350, 96 era block, not machined for mechanical fuel pump ... that's why electric pump ...
Last edited by sdtsdt; Feb 3rd, 11 at 09:42 AM.
Reason: correct typo