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Oil prime engine.

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When you need to oil prime the engine(pontiac 400 of course) using a drill.....which way?....clockwise or anti-clockwise?

I will be doing this to my soon-arriving GTO, which hasnt been started for a few many years.....

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It is counter-clockwise;

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That note about a "Pontiac" 307 dist turning clockwise seems pretty ridiculous, since the 307 is no more a Pontiac engine than the Chevy inline six, Olds 403, Buick V6, or 305 Chevy, all of which were available in certain 2nd gen Birds, among other models.

Just because a certain engine came in some Pontiac bodies does not make it a Pontiac engine. It can be called a GM engine, I suppose.

Going back only as far as '66, I suppose the Pontiac V8's were the 326, 389, 421, 400, 428, 350, 455, 301, & 265. Did I miss any ?

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That note about a "Pontiac" 307 dist turning clockwise seems pretty ridiculous, since the 307 is no more a Pontiac engine than the Chevy inline six, Olds 403, Buick V6, or 305 Chevy, all of which were available in certain 2nd gen Birds, among other models.

Just because a certain engine came in some Pontiac bodies does not make it a Pontiac engine. It can be called a GM engine, I suppose.

Going back only as far as '66, I suppose the Pontiac V8's were the 326, 389, 421, 400, 428, 350, 455, 301, & 265. Did I miss any ?
I agree, Big D.....what a bunch of Horsesh!t. No, you didn't miss any. From '55-'65 it was 287 for '55, 316 for '56, 347 for '57, 370 for '58, and 389 for '59. These blocks are super thick castings with high nickel content and make a great base for a blower motor. The starter mounts to the trans bellhousing, though.
The good old days..............
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