Im trouble shooting low oil pr
. and an abrupt drop off after start-up.
i recently purchased the car from a person who was makeing a 1/4 car but gave up for a family and moveing away from a track.
351 c 4v heads reworked, 645 lift doug herbert roller with matched solid lifter, and a bunch of other raceing stuff ,i dont need to mention to be a good rooster!
Hmm, i pull the distributor, gear stays, i take it out with needle nose, so on, i make a jig to run the pump on a elec drill and watch a gauge 60# starts coughing air and i loose it all ,i here it dripping into what sounds like an empty pan.... it has a canton deep sump with i guess the right melling pump, i call tech there, and at canton..... Melling" i think you have an oil restriction problem" he explains that the oil cant return fast enough and is draining the pan..hmm. "the push rod oil holes are the wrong size"? I would think he meant to small...because he say's "restriction" but i have too much oil!!! so wouldnt that indicate they are tooo big????? any thought guys, new p-rods and readjusting everything up top would be way easier then a complete removal of the engine,a conversion wedged into a fox, and a breakdown of the engine .
im yet to contact Herbert cams to see if they supplied the rods with the "package"/ match set, would that be reutine? flipping one stone at a time here to prevent a catastrophe on this vintage power plant. orig.72clevor 4v
Also i failed to mention.. pulled d side bank (5-8) and ran the drill just feathering it and oil gushed out of the roller rockers, the 3rd and 6th rocker didnt flow, but were pinned tight,eg on 6 and intake on 7 im assuming with solid lifter they cant flow when under max pressure??? i dont want to turn the crank at this time untill the dist, is reinstald and i know more.. any thoughts? related issues? thanks,jay