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you motor may be tired...

how many miles on it?
 

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I feel it may be normal. I have seen plenty of small blocks have that kind of oil pressure, and last for 100k miles.
Do you have any rattle on start up?
You need 10 # of oil pressure for every 1k rpm.
 

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Is it standard or aftermarket gauge? Electrical or mechanical?

A couple more ideas for a standard mechanical console gauge:

My standard console oil gauge had to be bleed of all air after installing my new headers. I disconnected the line when jacking the motor so as not break it. Oil pressure was way off after reinstalling line. I dont know if this air will finally work its way out of the line and I dont know if this is normal to have bleed but it is for my Camaro. Also, you said that the gauge was new. I had to set my new oil gauge to zero years ago. Are you at zero before starting the engine? I believe it is called a free floating guage and the needle pulls off the splined shaft and you reinstall the pointer at zero. Phil
 

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Sorry, I have been away for a couple of days.

I started my engine and cracked the fitting very slightly at the back of the gauge with towels under it. Are you at zero before start up?
 

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the air in the line doesn't matter presure is pressure liquid or air or both.
Thanks for that Blaine. Thought my physics studies were backwards.:D
 
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