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    what ive done...new high volume oil pump in an old block. pre primed pump be fore assymbly, filled filter, 6 qts oil. starter cranking engine to check pressure. up to about 60psi. at the top of the valve train i only got a little moly pushed out in the rocker. ive tried using an extension of a drill and spun just the pump with a drill but no oil comes out the push rods. as i spin the pump oil will gush out right above the pump into the back of the valley(i can see with a flashlight) should these be squirting out oil at cranking speed or only at run rpm. I just am weary to try to start it and do the cam break-in until i know im getting proper lubrication. any way of verifying without de-construction. i cant just pull the timing cover to check front gally plugs as i am using full front an rear nicson mount plates.

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    What are you using on your drill to turn your pump

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    took an old 1/2 inch speed bore drill bit, cut off the tip...a piece of 1/2 fuel line and a oil pump shaft. wrapped drill bit tip in tape to fill the slop in the slot in the pump shaft. slid hose over assymbly till it overlapped the bottom of oil shaft. then covered it in heat shrinnk to hold it all together. the little bit of hose hanging over helps to keep it aligned down in the engine so it wont slip off.
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    Come up tomorrow to Colfax. I think I have some wires and I have a shaft for priming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Not big on olds but i'm sure it works like a chevy but the distributor shaft makes part of your oil channle that feeds your lifters if its not inplace it lets the oil just go back down on the oil pump drive shaft i have a oil pump primer tool that completes the oil channle it still hard with a 1/2 drill to get oil to come out the push rods but with out it in place to connect the channle it would be impossable to get oil to your lifters hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleetimus View Post
    Come up tomorrow to Colfax. I think I have some wires and I have a shaft for priming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ill give ya a call if i can make it up that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblock68 View Post
    Not big on olds but i'm sure it works like a chevy but the distributor shaft makes part of your oil channle that feeds your lifters if its not inplace it lets the oil just go back down on the oil pump drive shaft i have a oil pump primer tool that completes the oil channle it still hard with a 1/2 drill to get oil to come out the push rods but with out it in place to connect the channle it would be impossable to get oil to your lifters hope this helps
    it is a chevy block...i just stated it was an "old block" meaning i did not tear apart the short block before i put on my heads, intake , pan etc

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    Skippers is your concern that your not seeing oil volume/flow at the rockers on the drill primer ? Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Skippers is your concern that your not seeing oil volume/flow at the rockers on the drill primer ? Tom
    no oil coming into the rockers with drill primer or with dist in place cranking over with starter

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    You will not see oil in the rockers until you use the correct priming tool

    If you had a junk distributor you could save the cost and modify it to spin on a drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonz69 View Post
    You will not see oil in the rockers until you use the correct priming tool

    If you had a junk distributor you could save the cost and modify it to spin on a drill
    x2...u can buy the primer tool on EBay for cheap...its well worth the $$$ & works great ...u also can use it on ur friends boats!!!
    just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    x2...u can buy the primer tool on EBay for cheap...its well worth the $$$ & works great ...u also can use it on ur friends boats!!! just sayin'

    FastRat
    Sounds like you´ve done that before

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    you will need to rotate your engine while your priming to get
    oil everywhere.
    your priming tool should look like this
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