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Username Post: Lubrication Troubles
Jack Crain 
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Posts: 870

Loc: Wichita Falls, Texas
Reg: 07-24-11
11-28-11 05:30 PM - Post#2162820    
    In response to gary635g

The oil pressure situation has been the same since I first got the car. Altho, I only have driven it less than 50 miles, it has acted the same since I first got it. Othen than carb replcement, I haven't done anything to the engine.
Earlier today, I changed the oil to 30wt and started it and let it run at idle for 30 min. It took around 10 minutes for the needle to drop from the 30 psi mark and another 20 minutes it was down to about 5 psi.Increasing the rpm 300 brought it back up to about 23 or 24 psi. Since this oil change seemd to help, I'll change the oil and filter again to see if I get any more improvements. If that doesn't help it some more, then I guess it'ss be time to drop the pan and look at the intake screen.
1946 Fleetmaster 4-dr Sedan with '57 235
Fenton Dual Exhaust and Intake
Dual Carter Webbers 2 barrel Carbs
HEI ignition
Front Disk Brake
T-5 Tranny

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