Pumping Oil By Way Of The Cam Gear

Discussion in 'Tools, Procedures, and Testing trouble shooting' started by chromebumpers, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Can the same tool be used that fits Chevy small blocks be used on my Pontiac 400? Just in case, I’m referring to the distributor shaft I modified to slip down and fit into the cam gear slot and use a drill to pump and circulate motor oil through a long since idled engine.

    Rich
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I never tried the chevy oil pump primer tool in dual use situation,
    (I never thought to try it) (priming a pontiac V8)(or a buick or caddy)
    I simply fabricated one to use in the PONTIAC, BUICK, CADDY) engines, I built , the same way I did for CHEVYS,
    in that I fabricated one using a used pontiac distributor,
    I got dirt cheap from a local salvage yard as the basis for the priming tool

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/oil-pump-primer.6150/#post-19099
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  3. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Last time I went to the junkyard they wanted $25 for a pos Chevy distributor. Amazon has them for $10 all done.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yes I see that all the time, but in many cases you'll find
    stacks of pulled , and known to be, defective engines, and differentials,
    in many scrap yards that will be sold for scrap metal weight,
    and if you ask, in many cases those parts are nearly free or much lower in cost
     

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