Classic Car Maintenance Tips: Priming the Oil Pump

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Brent Ackley teaches you how to prime the oil system on a 1956 Chevrolet 150, demonstrating each of the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques you’ll utilize to get the system properly up and running. He shows you how to use an air wrench to get the oil spread evenly before dropping in a distributor.

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2 Responses to “Classic Car Maintenance Tips: Priming the Oil Pump”
  1. Dan Seidelman

    I prefer to use the complete distributor housing so that the shaft is fully supported by top and bottom bushings. I also use a 1/2 inch electric drill so you get a smooth application of torque instead of the hammering from an air wrench

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