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    PRIMING OIL PUMP-40 LBS ON GAUGE, NO OIL TO ROCKERS REMEDY?

    using a single shaft to prime with electric drill, going full blast. Gauge reads consistent 40 lbs..I have red that you need a distributor type priming shaft to create pressure to feed the lifters,push rods, rockers. A solid lifter cam . Should I worry or try starting the car ? Any info appreciated.

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    Hi dmday,
    if it was me, I would want to see oil at all the rockers before starting. I used a priming rod from Summit, like this one:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-901015
    I was happy with it, and observed I had oil at all the rockers.
    Regards, Doug

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    You need a priming tool or an old distributor base with the teeth ground off gear. Also rotate the motor until they all oil.

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    Yup, my priming tool is made from an old points distributor.

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