Brian Ricker writes:
>Just wanted to let everyone who replied know that you can get oil pressure
>from cranking with the starter. It eventually started picking up oil
>(after maybe a total of 1-2 minutes of cranking). Now I'm real close to
>getting it to fire (esecially now that the distributor drive gear is in
>correctly - #1 at TDC with #1 firing does that really matter... :) ).
>Anyway, thanks to everyone that replied.
>Brian Ricker email@example.com
Yes, indeed. I always have. In fact, we primed the oil system
on an Austin Healey engine by turning the cam shaft by HAND! (the
timing chain was not yet installed) We didn't get oil pressure
but we had oil flowing out of the rockers.