Re: AMC oil pressure solution?
Whoa..... got ya man. I noticed the inch pounds after I responded to the post. The cover is at 55 insh pounds now, which means I am not gonnna be able to torque them down anymore.
I have some bad news too. I talked to Tony Pinto at Americvan Performance, and he says that I should run about 15 psi in order to not wreck anything on the engine. That means I have to get a new wiming chain cover. He said shimming the spring with a .005 spacer will probably pick up the oil pressure about 5 PSI. However, he said I run a risk of blowing up the oil filter (would that be a mess or what).
So it looks like in order to get to the 15 psi I need, I will need a timing chaincover. I will also need new gears, as well as either machining or getting a new oil filter adapter housing. What a bummer. More money, and more importantly more down time. At this point money has become a non-issue, because I have dumped ALOT more than budgeted into the motor. Now I just want to take it wheeelin. This will be the third oil pump I have set-up and installed in 1 month (1st one broke, second one is on there now, third one will be new). Sometimes it pays to do things right the first time. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that the end result is going to be awesome.
Sorry to get you in an uproar CJDave. Thanks again for your help.
For everyone else, I would recommend using a new timing chain cover when rebuilding an AMC, it will cost about $250 more, but will save yo ua alot of downtime and frustration. It really is true. Just Empty Every Pocket
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