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Re: oil pressure

To: "DON SCOTT" <>, <>
Subject: Re: oil pressure
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:36:40 -0500
At 10:04 AM 8/14/2006 -0700, DON SCOTT wrote:
>In addition-
>I disconnected the oil pressure line coming off the side of the 
>block and cranked the engine- no oil coming out of the line.
>My old '62 MGA has been resting for two years in my garage, .... no 
>oil pressure! ....

Sounds like a worn oil pump has lost its prime and is not 
self-priming when dry (empty).  Try priming the oil pump by putting 
oil in the block oil exit port (largest port at right rear corner of 
block) and rotating the engine backward.  See here:

Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA with an attitude

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