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No oil coming up thru the push rods ???
I don’t see any oil coming up through the push rods.
As part of my ground up restoration, I pulled out the engine to repaint it and the engine bay. While I had it on the stand I replaced the oil shaft so I removed the oil pump and bolted it back on. I replaced the gaskets for the timing chain cover, water pump, oil pan, valley pan, intake manifold, fuel pump and oil filter bracket. I used Permatex on the gaskets. This is all that I did.
I’ve tried a few things:
I pulled the distributor, modified a wood boring drill bit and used it to spin the oil shaft with an air drill; did this numerous times – no oil
I poured Lucus Heavy Duty Starting Oil over the rockers and started the engine for a few minutes up to operating temperature (200) with the valve covers off – no oil (engine seems to run OK)
When I re-installed the engine in the bay, I installed an “oil filter relocation kit”. To verify the oil pump was working, I removed the filter from its new location, put the hoses in a container and started the engine (only a few seconds). Nearly a quart was pumped out within seconds.
I put the oil filter back to its stock location on the block and this did not make a difference.
I have an oil gauge attached to the location on top of the block next to the distributor and it shows “NO” pressure, the needle doesn’t even quiver.
I don’t know where to go from here; suggestions needed and appreciated. If I have to pull the engine again then this is what I will do.
67 GTO, 400