Message text written by "William Hooper"
>What is the procedure for using a drill to prime the oil pump via
the distributor gear?
Bill, depending on what car you have it goes something like this"
Remove the distributor. Remove the distributor drive gear (if you have a
TR8 the drive gear is on the distributor shaft). Next attach to your hand
drill your special oil pump shaft adapter (a shaft with a feature on the
end that engages the oil pump shaft) and turn the oil pump. Be sure to
turn the oil pump in the proper direction. For a TR8 it will be clockwise,
for most others it will be counterclockwise (anticlockwise).
Now, what does this special oil pump adapter look like? The one I made for
the TR8 is a shaft with a slot on the end that fits the tip machined on the
end of the oil pump shaft. I forget what the other oil pump shafts look
like. But when you pull the drive gear you will see what it needs to be.
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