Drive the piss out of that think and quit worrying.
From: Kurtis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:15 PM
To: Robert E. Shlafer; Spridget List
Subject: Re: Update on my 1275 oil burning issue...
> The amount of oil you get "up there" is
> determined mainly by rocker bush clearances....'cause that's where this
> oil comes from.
> BTW...what sort of oil pressure does the
> engine run at idle and at 3,000rpm, both
> hot and cold.
Oil pressure stays right round 70 psi at 3000 rpm (both hot and cold).
> As long as it's not overflowing the top of
> head and draining properly away via the
> pushrod holes, you're not getting "too much".
It seems to drain well. I can actually hear it running down immediately
after I shut the engine down.
> I think you have to take into account the engine sat for a long period of
> time after the rebuild, prior to getting any real use.
> As Ron says....drive it. Put some miles on it.
> Don't baby it...but don't thrash it. Use it.
Will do. I put some fun miles on it today, and hope to get it out this
weekend as well.
Thanks for all your help.
1963 TR4 - CT19389L
1959 AH Bugeye - AN5L23250