May have a serious problem
One more potential major problem with my 1967 GTO. A couple of months ago I primed the oil pump and was getting oil out of the push rods etc after the engine has not been ran in nearly two years. I am just not getting around to thinking about getting the engine running. So I thought that I would prime the oil system again and see if I was getting oil through my oil line that will run to my oil pressure gauge. Last week I tried to prime the oil system and what I managed to do was to get the oil pump shaft dislocated of off the oil pump. Lucky for me I was able to the the shaft out from the top of the engine. I purchased a new shaft because I managed to damage one end of the shaft. The end that goes into the distributor. So today I installed the new shaft after filing the nubs off of it so it would fit down into the shaft. I made sure that the shaft was in place properly. I decided to once again get the oil flowing so I connected the rod to the oil shaft and spun in counter clockwise with a large heavy duty drill. I got no oil this time. After trying for a few minutes, more than once, I put a screw drive into the top of the shaft, the end that goes into the dist. and turned it. It seemed to turn very hard counter clockwise and it really did not want to turn clockwise at all.. When I turned it clockwise it kind of turned back some like I was winding a rubber band. Took more energy to turn it clockwise than I thought it should. Also turning it counter clockwise took more energy than I think it should.
Remember in one of my other post that I was trying to turn the engine over by hand and was hitting something. That was the oil pump shaft because it had come off of the oil pump and lodged, I guess, in the crankshaft making it impossible for me to turn it over by hand.
So could I have some how knocked the oil pump pickup tube off of the oil pump? What could be causing the oil pump shaft to seem hard to turn?
I am really stumped on this one. I am not wanting to pull the oil pan at all.
If anyone has any idea as to what could be the problem please let me know.
I am just having one major problem after another.
Thank you all for your help and suggestions in this matter.