On 2006-04-07 20:40, bluelightning302 wrote:
Anybody have answers to my question??
well, not talking about a solid cam but when I rebuilt my 289 3 years ago, we had it running probably 10-15 times before the cam was broken in properly
first started, adjusted timing carb etc....
No oil pressure, shut it down, checked wiring, tried again, nothing.
tried a different guage, tried another sending unit, pulled the intake and the oil plug was missing. put that in and still no oil pressure, this was also made apparrent by the rocker noise.
ended up pulling the timing cover and found the lifter oil gallary plugs were not installed, put those in and fired it up again and oil pressure was good.
Throughout this whole dilemma, the new cam had been run near or close to idle with no oil pressure on at least 10 starts.
after the oil plugs were installed the cam was broken in properly and since then never a problem.
Of coarse this was with a hydraulic cam with under .500 lift. I suppose the higher the spring pressures the more risk involved.