No oil on right head

Old 08-08-2008, 08:06 AM
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I fired my 434 sbc for the first time and I am not getting oil to the rockers on the right side. Left side got oil though. The oil pressure gauge said I was getting good pressure, but just not to that side. I am playing around with my alcohol inj. so I didn't have it running for more than 10 seconds (I am chasing fuel leaks). What do you all think? Run it longer and hope it comes up or am I missing something?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:24 AM
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I'd run it with a drill if, it's wet sump ,until I had oil.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:29 AM
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Thanks, thats something I didn't think of!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:05 PM
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If you pull the dist. out and run a drill you will never get oil to the top of the block. the dist. housing completes the oil passage on the right side. Oil does take a while to get to that side for some reason. I always pre-oil everything in the valvetrain for just this reason. It may take a minute to get oil to that side of the block so just be patient but DO put oil on the rockers and valve springs for that time.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by demented
If you pull the dist. out and run a drill you will never get oil to the top of the block. the dist. housing completes the oil passage on the right side. Oil does take a while to get to that side for some reason. I always pre-oil everything in the valvetrain for just this reason. It may take a minute to get oil to that side of the block so just be patient but DO put oil on the rockers and valve springs for that time.
You can if you make your own primer out of a distributor like mine is. machine the top off and turn the shaft down in a lathe.. make or buy a bearing to press on the shaft so it don't fall out or flop around.. works like a charm.

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Old 09-12-2008, 04:55 AM
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I USED AN OLD POINTS TYPE DIST. AND WELDED A PIECE OF METAL ON TOP AND USE A DRILL. WORKS PERFECT.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:15 PM
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RPC, sells them for under $20.00, and Speedway sells them also. I have one in stock, PT# S9534 but can sell you a hundred of them.





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