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Old 03-06-2007, 05:49 AM
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I know this works on Pontiac engines, and I think it will work on Chevy's, too. Take the handle off a blade screwdriver, and put the driver in your drill chuck. Take out the distributor, and put the blade down the hole until it contacts the oil pump shaft. Turn on the drill motor, and build up some oil pressure for about a minute. Now your bearings are primed with oil, so they won't start up dry. I would also put some oil in the cylinders, too, as others have mentioned.

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thanks for your input everyone , just waiting for the snow to melt here so i can get started on the hull . she just needs a paint job , i havent found any rot yet .
a ?? about engine oil , i think stright S.A.E. 30 was used , can anyone give me a good reason not to use a 10 w 30 oil .
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