Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlantic City NJ
'66 289 oil priming for long sitting engine
I have a 66 with a 289. It's been sitting for over 15 years. After changing the oil, filling the oil filter,
can I remove the distributor (which the oil pump shaft generally comes out with it, and get another oil pump shaft from the local auto parts store, connect it to a drill and spin up the oil pump?
Or it seems that I need to get a longer oil pump shaft to do that?
I'll have the valve covers off to see if the oil flows, then I've read that I need to rotate the crank to make sure I get oil in the other areas.