Chevy Small block, Oil supply to Cylinder No. 2 hydraulic lifters

Discussion in 'Cams, Heads and Valve Trains' started by Derek from Hamburg, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:35 AM.

  1. Strictly Attitude

    Strictly Attitude solid fixture here in the forum

    Man speaks from personal experience Brian right also best bang for buck found solid flat tappet. Quality found from crower or isky. I used an isky solid on last engine it screamed use so202 solid lifters so is for special oiling.
     
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  2. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    My story begins here:
    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/update-334-sbc-lives-again.11882/

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/not-your-grandmothers-305-chevy-heads.10178/

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...help-i-might-have-no-oil-to-the-rockers.3397/

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...e-parts-dont-come-in-plain-white-boxes.11940/

    If you want to just jump ahead to the answer, it's here: http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ulic-lifters-mystery-solved.12263/#post-60159

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    The bottom line is this: your Sealed Power lifters are actually made incorrectly OFFSHORE. They can get away with saying MADE IN USA by having their headquarters on US soil, but the products are actually made somewhere else. Some unscrupulous people that know this buy up the known good lifters, and then put the offshore crap back in the (in your case) Sealed Power box, and then return them for a refund. Then the next poor sucker comes along (you) and buys what he thinks are quality lifters, and actually gets the import crap. I believe that is what happened to you.

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ppet-chevrolet-v8-set-of-16.14111/#post-71745
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I had a 1978 Formula Firebird that came with a 350 Small block Chevy 4-bbl Q-jet stock. 4-speed.
    Pretty rare back then new.
    Most were 305 sbc 2-bbl.
    Be very rare now today if I still had the car.
    Was a Smog era engine but it ran really good and never gave me any big mechanical issues.
     
  4. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  5. Derek from Hamburg

    Derek from Hamburg New Member

    Hallo gentlemen,
    yesterday I disassembled the engine again to see if I find any restriction. Oil Pan removed, oil pump removed, oil filter and filter bracket removed, oil press sensor removed and checked the passages with a wire. Here everything was open. Manifold removed and checked the passages here. The problem is that without removing a cylinderhead and removing the plugs you cannot 100% check the oil passages in this area, or am I wrong?
    Today I will install back the pump and pan (and readjust the oil pump screen to pan clearance), fill in some oil and with a hand drill drive the pump to check for the lubrication of my lifter galleries.
    I will keep you informed about the result.
    Derek
     
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    well even if you have yet to find an obvious issues,
    least your logically testing and narrowing the potential possibility
     
  7. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    So you're going to do it the hard way, huh?
    Read what I posted and save yourself a lot of trouble.
    All you have to do is remove the snap ring from 1 lifter and measure the pushrod cup.
     
  8. Strictly Attitude

    Strictly Attitude solid fixture here in the forum

    yes there is a huge issues with that people do it with all sorts of parts even brake calipers.
     

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