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Priming Oil system/pump

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Priming Oil system/pump

Post #1 by F-250 Restorer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:08 am

To prime the oil system I simply insert the proper size hex shaft down through the dizzy inlet and into the oil pump, and turn it carefully with a drill, right?

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Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Post #2 by pmuller9 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:29 am

But first.
Did you check the cam timing with a degree wheel and dial indicator?
What did you use to advance the cam 2 degrees?

I don't see the timing tab for the harmonic balancer. The one on the timing cover is usually not the correct one.
Bring cylinder #1 up to TDC and see where the timing slot on the balancer is.

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Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Post #3 by Fordman75 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:46 pm

I use a old distributor that I gutted and pulled the drive gear off from.

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Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Post #4 by drag-200stang » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 am

Fordman75 wrote:I use a old distributor that I gutted and pulled the drive gear off from.

This is the best way of doing it. :thumbup:
It is possible to ding up the shaft bearing surface the other way, I know, :wink: I can mess it up.
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Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Post #5 by jason832 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:32 pm

To prime my motors I also used an old junk distributor. But I took the grinding wheel to the gear for a few seconds, then put a bolt into the center of the "rotor spot" and put a small weld to hold it in. Grab a drill with a bit to attach to a socket and you're good. Quick and dirty but it worked. I can take a picture of it tmw if you want.

I imagine you could get a long enough hex shaft as well, that would work.

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Re: Priming Oil system/pump

Post #6 by johns3524 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:30 am

Fordman75 wrote:I use a old distributor that I gutted and pulled the drive gear off from.

If you can find an EFI/TFI diz, it comes with a shaft that your drill will tighten on...

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