Oil Pressure Test
Getting to the fun stuff now.
Didn’t have a lot of time today so I decided to try out the oil pump priming shaft. I inserted it and connected the drill.
After a couple of seconds on the slow speed the oil pressure gauge jumped to life. It sat at a constant 20psi. I also pulled the RH rocker cover and what a beautiful sight…oil seeping from the oil hole on the rocker arm.
I decided to enlist the help of my daughter to record a video of the process.
Earth to Dizzy
I read on a couple of forums that the distributor really needs a good earth source for the ignition to work properly. I decided to not leave anything to chance and add a dedicated earth wire. I didn’t have any crimp terminals small enough for the screw hole I identified in the distributor, so I improvised using a spade terminal. Beautiful? No. Functional? Yep!
I installed into a hole which is no longer use since I installed the Pertronix unit.
I then removed the old hardened grommet and replaced it with a new one which would allow 3 wires through it.
Once the 3 wires were pulled through I coiled the new wire and added a ring terminal. It will share the earth on the firewall with the brass strap from the Wiper Motor.
I happened to run the video at just the right time….