Be sure you filled the oil filter, then remove the plug on the oil galley
located on the side of the block( found facing upward a few inches below the
#4 exhaust port, flood the passage with oil and re- plug. Should prime it
nicely. There are two galley plugs right next to each other, make sure you
pick the oil galley plug.
> On Oct 16, 2014, at 5:59 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> After a struggle to shoehorn in a 1275/Datsun Rivergate conversion, I
installed a new battery and starter and cranked the engine, hoping to see some
sign of oil flow before installing plugs and actually running the new engine.
No joy. After a couple of minutes, there was no sign of oil either at the
gauge connecting point or the pipe going to the filter. I dropped the sump and
checked the pickup screen and pipe, put it back together and tried again.
Still no luck. Both the oil pump and cam are new, as is almost everything in
this engine. I did not prime the pump or oil system during the build. So my
question to The List is this: is there anything else I can try before I just
pull the engine and check the oil pump?