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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2000, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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WOW! I mean that thing was DRY!!!

Well Aaron (TeamRush) and CJDave were right again . . .

In disassembling the front of that 360 today, I made a startling "discovery:"

The distributor drive gear, distributor shaft gear, oil pump shaft gear, etc., were all BONE DRY. It was obvious where oil has been circulating in the engine - and that clearly was not one of them!!! The distributor shaft gear even had a tinge of light blue on the tips of the gears. I will definitely be doing the "TeamRush" internal distributor gear oiler modification! Just for kicks, I pulled the distributor off the 304 to check that gear on it. I must say that I wasn't surprised a that point that that one was bone dry too! Fortunately, there is no bluing on this gear!

Thanks again to "Carp" and "Pooh" for the great cheap upgrades to help combat these deficiencies!

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Re: WOW! I mean that thing was DRY!!!

When I started tearing into the AMC V-8's, this very thing was a major concern for me.
The timing chains stretched out a mile, and the teeth wore out on the timing gears were my big clue, But the fuel pump eccentric having a groove warn in it was the clincher that something needed to be done desperately.

CJ Dave came up with an external oiler that could be done by anyone that didn't want to tear the front off the engine.
I came up with a way to modify the oil gallery plug to get oil to the dry stuff...
I figured that drilling the plug would make people a lot less nervous that trying to drill the block it's self...
The front gallery plug, Drill, tap, and 0.025" mig welder tip is all that is required for my internal oiler.

Just put the plug in with thread sealer, (NOT TAPE) and when it's tight in the hole, use a straight edge to figure your angle to the fuel pump eccentric, and mark the plug for drilling.
Take the plug out, and drill and tap it for the MIG welder tip.
Reinstall the plug in the gallery so that your angle is correct. Use thread sealer.
Screw in the MIG welder tip. Use thread locker.
Make sure your cam gear wont hit it, ....
If it doesn't, you are done.
When the oil pressure feeds the lifter galleries, The MIG tip will allow oil to be sprayed on the fuel pump eccentric, the timing chain, and the distributor drive gear.

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