[Healeys] no oil pressure

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 17:42:49 MDT 2018

Is soon on adaptors on correctly and not blocking feed holes?

Ira Erbs
Portland, OR
typos and artifacts are the fault of my phone

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 6:24 PM Bob Haskell <rchaskell at earthlink.net> wrote:

> All,
> Pulled the engine out of our tri-carb last December due to low oil
> pressure and running too hot.  Bearings were okay; the engine got a new
> oil pump, rear main seal, pressure relief spring and plunger, and timing
> gears, chain and tensioner.
> Started the engine yesterday and it started almost immediately.  So I
> was really pleased until I looked at the oil pressure gauge and saw the
> needle was sitting on the peg.  No oil visible at the rocker arms either.
> I removed the spin on oil filter and attempted to prime the oil pump by
> squirting oil the filter inlet passage.  But it was already full.
> Can one remove the distributor and spin the oil pump with a drill motor?
>   I'd like to be able to test without spinning the crank and cam on dry
> bearings, etc..
> Suggestions?
> Cheers,
> Bob Haskell
> AHCA 3000 MkI registrar
> http://www.ciahc.org/registry_3000mk1.php
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