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Re: new/rebuilt engine ?
i had thought about this when i rebuilt my motor you could take some pvc pipe and make a container with a cap on one end and a threaded coupler and cap on the other then drill both caps one thread for a 1/8 pipe install a valve on it the other install either a tire valve stem or a air hose coupler then conect a aftermarket oil pressure guage hose and adapter to your block the other end of this conector will need to be conected to the valve you may need some extra conectors for this i would then install the motor fill it with oil and everything as if i was going to start and run it pull the plugs fill the pvc container with oil conect a air supply to the other end ( i would regulat it to around 10 to 15 lbs remember there isnt any realy hard force on anything but the camwith the plugs out and i would crank the motor over alot to get the oil flowing from the other end
although on mine i just poured oil in the head all over the cam area pulled the plugs and cranked it it took probably about 3 min of cranking to get oil pressure once i got pressure i then installed the plugs and fired it up i could tell from the sounds the motor made that there were still air pockets in the oil system because you could hear the motor make funny sounds and the pressure would drop some as they were being forced out
you might could turn the motor without plugs over with a ratchet or a crank of some sort till u got pressure as well