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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 04, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I using a motor that was rebuilt ten years ago. I'm made a rod to turn the oil pump with a drill before I fire it up, but I can't get any oil out onto the rockers. The motor is full of oil. Am I doing something wrong?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 04, 05:49 PM
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The best tool for priming your oiling system is an old distributor with the drive gear and the mechanical advance mechanism removed. I'm pretty sure that the distributor housing is necessary to get the oil routed to the top end of the motor. Even with the tool just mentioned, it can take up to a few minutes to get all of the pushrods oiling.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 04, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Are you sure about needing the housing of the distributor to get the oil up through the push rods. I'm using a home made rod with a collar that looks just like the end of the distributor, but does not have the housing.

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You will not get oil to the top end by usinf a rod. You need to either modify an old distributor or by buy a priming tool with the "collar". If you doubt it, take a flashlight and shine it down the distributor hole while you are spinning your home made "rod", you will see a major oil leak around the rod. Right about the level the colloar should be on a priming tool or distibutor housing. That oil leak you see is what would be on it's way to the top end.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 04, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys for your knowledge.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 04, 12:41 PM
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Just a drill, or a cheap primer tool with just a collar at the top, won't do it; the part that matters is the spool near the bottom of the tool, which mimics the spool cast into the bottom of the distributor housing. This formation bridges two oil holes and allows the lifter oil galleries to pressurize - without it, the oil destined for the lifter galleries just pours down the distributor hole back into the pan as a massive internal oil leak and the lifters won't get any oil at all. This tool is made by Tavia - I've used it for many years; gets oil up top right away every time. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]



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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 04, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Awsome, you guys are great. Great photo too [img]smile.gif[/img]
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