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Starting That Old Engine? Oil Pump - Don't Cheap Out.... (CASO Warning)

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  • Engine: Starting That Old Engine? Oil Pump - Don't Cheap Out.... (CASO Warning)

    So you found this old Stude...
    So you think squirting some Marvel Mystery Oil in the spark plugs will allow you to crank 'er over...
    So you want to hear how well she runs....
    Great!
    But think about these pic's...

    This is from a pristine V8 that had very, very little wear on it, and cranked over with a ratchet wrench.

    Looks decent enough....

    Oh... Does it?


    Think about your old bearings...... They deserve better..
    Jeff
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  • #2
    Thanks Jeff, you just changed my plans. Better safe than sorry.

    Pat
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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    • #3
      You make a very good point, Jeff.

      Joe H

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      • #4
        Great advice Jeff.
        But we are all guilty of adding some plugs, points, fresh oil, and clean gas supply....just to fire up an old moter so we know that it wasn't parked because it had something major that had broken.
        Maybe that is "Not" the best practice.
        Thanks for the tip.
        Good Roads
        Brian
        Brian Woods
        woodysrods@shaw.ca
        1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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        • #5
          Nice call on that inspection Jeff, but there used to be a school of thought that if you put some high pressure grease in the oil pump, it would assure a prime when it was first cranked over. Is that really crud in there or just grease?
          64 GT Hawk (K7)
          1970 Avanti (R3)

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          • #6
            It is congealed oil. Looks like chunky, clotted grease.
            This was a take out engine that had miles on it, and not a prepped engine that sat around for a long time.
            I was impressed by how good the internals looked...until I got into the oil pump.
            Just got me to thinking where that stuff would go next...
            Jeff

            Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
            Nice call on that inspection Jeff, but there used to be a school of thought that if you put some high pressure grease in the oil pump, it would assure a prime when it was first cranked over. Is that really crud in there or just grease?
            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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            • #7
              Do you suppose that the pump sucked that stuff up from the pan with those few turns with a wrench? Looks like a oil/water/rust emulsion...

              Jeff in ND

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              • #8
                No...
                It was congealed in there from setting a long, long time...


                Originally posted by Jeff_H View Post
                Do you suppose that the pump sucked that stuff up from the pan with those few turns with a wrench? Looks like a oil/water/rust emulsion...
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                Jeff


                Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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