Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
I did not see your origonal post, but if your motor had an oil cooler and you did not reinstall it, I am pretty certain that there is might be an extra oil filter bypass valve that needs to be removed. I would have to look at your block to be certain. I also do not know the condition of your motor, but as long as you have 10lbs of pressure for every 1000 rpm, dont worry too much about the pressure at idle. In other words if you have 40 lbs going down the road at 2500 rpm, you have more than enough.
Hope this helps,
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
1973 Z-28 ..one family car...Brother bought it new in 73