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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: AndyF] #1749840
02/10/15 10:02 PM
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Just primed a 383 in a cold garage with an 18V cordless drill, no problems at all. Been using cordless drills to prime engines for years but don't use heavy oils an any of my engines.

Waste of hp.




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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: gdonovan] #1749841
02/10/15 10:36 PM
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primed a 383 in a cold garage with an 18V cordless drill, no problems at all.




Used my 18v Dewalt as well...no issues.


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Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 2 years...up

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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: AndyF] #1749842
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You don't need to use a drill, just use a speed wrench and an extension. If the oil pump is properly lubed then the pump will prime within just a few quick spins of the wrench. I can get 60 psi of oil pressure when turning the pump by hand which is plenty to prime the engine.




Really true. I have been using a drill motor for 40 years and was too lazy to get the drill motor out a year ago. Grabbed a 1/4" drive speed wrench and had oil pressure above 60 psi in seconds.

Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: LaRoy Engines] #1749843
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You don't need to use a drill, just use a speed wrench and an extension. If the oil pump is properly lubed then the pump will prime within just a few quick spins of the wrench. I can get 60 psi of oil pressure when turning the pump by hand which is plenty to prime the engine.




Really true. I have been using a drill motor for 40 years and was too lazy to get the drill motor out a year ago. Grabbed a 1/4" drive speed wrench and had oil pressure above 60 psi in seconds.




speed wrenches work great..


Tony

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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: 70AARcuda] #1749844
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Jeez....This almost sounds like an 8-3/4" thread.....

Rig up a known good mechanical gauge..I use an electric 1/2 drill....I want to spin the pump up long enough to be sure that oil makes it to the rocker shafts, so spin the motor over slowly..Be careful not to side load the drill either..Keep it straight.

MB

Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: AndyF] #1749845
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You don't need to use a drill, just use a speed wrench and an extension. If the oil pump is properly lubed then the pump will prime within just a few quick spins of the wrench. I can get 60 psi of oil pressure when turning the pump by hand which is plenty to prime the engine.




Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: ryanf] #1749846
02/11/15 04:35 PM
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Hello, i went to prime my 383 this weekend and ran into a snag, removed the distributor gear and tried to prime it with my cordless and Dewalt 3/8 corded drill, both failed. What size/amp drill is everyone using to prime their engine?

Thanks
Ryan




Define failed. Won't turn the pump period or will barely turn it? Like AndyF said, you can prime it by hand so just about any drill should be able to spin the pump.

Either way did you pull the pump apart and clean it before you installed it? It's not unheard of for there to be cuttings from the machining process still in the pump and that can lock it up solid or bind it up so tight it will barely turn.

Kevin

Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: Twostick] #1749847
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It would not turn at all, I am borrowing a larger drill this weekend to try again. Sounds like I might have some metal shavings in my oil pump. I'll have to take a look tonight and see how difficult it will be to remove the oil pump inside my dart.

Thanks
Ryan

Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: ryanf] #1749848
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I, as well, have always used a speed handle for engine priming.
Your problem is demonstrating why it is a better solution.
It is easy to turn the speed handle to get oil to pump. Plus, with the speed handle, you get a feel for what is going on - you should have a smooth motion through each revolution. You will feel if something is wrong, such as metal or grit in the system, which you would not feel with a drill motor.

Ryanf, if it doesn't turn easily, something is wrong! Don't get a bigger drill, you will just make things worse. Find out what the problem is.

Robert


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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: rftroy] #1749849
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You might loosen the pump mounting bolts slightly then insert the intergear shaft then retighten the pump bolts. That solves a slight binding with SB's so I would assume it might be beneficial on a BB


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Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: Supercuda] #1749850
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Did you spin it CCW?

I have a black and Decker 1.2" drill with a handle, the handle is nice as it keeps from tweaking your wrist when the oil pump fills up with oil and loads down the drill.




LOL. A 1.2" would be a 'ell of a big'un This one is "only" 3/4" and nowbody I know can hang onto it by themselves. Gauwed help the soul who gets it bound up and can't "let go"


Re: drill size for priming engine [Re: SportF] #1749851
02/12/15 09:44 PM
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You don't need to use a drill, just use a speed wrench and an extension. If the oil pump is properly lubed then the pump will prime within just a few quick spins of the wrench. I can get 60 psi of oil pressure when turning the pump by hand which is plenty to prime the engine.








Same here as I have done it many times with a speed wrench or a ratchet on an ext turning by hand. Ron

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