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Lesson Learned!
#1257096 Fri Mar 02 2018 03:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,035
Master Gabster
For the past ten years and 40K miles, my 1951 216 has always registered a somewhat lower than normal oil pressure reading. Over the years I have replaced the main bearings, the oil pump and the oil distributor valve. My eventual conclusion was that the cam bearings must be really worn. Well I just put the motor back in my truck after rebuilding it with .040 pistons, etc. The oil pressure readings haven't changed. So I hooked up a gauge from my spare 1938 cluster and the pressure gauge in my truck is reading quite a bit lower than the spare gauge. So I have a new gauge for my truck ordered and on the way!


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: Lesson Learned!
truckernix #1257099 Fri Mar 02 2018 03:08 PM
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I suspect the oil pressure gauge in my 49 is off too. It's slow to register and doesn't show any deviation between idle and at speed. I know I'm getting good oil pressure to the valve train so I dunno.
I should put my very accurate oil pressure tester on it and see but I haven't gotten "round toit" yet LOL.

It's amazing these 60+ yr old engines and their components are still tick'n and still taking a lick'n .....

Dave

Re: Lesson Learned!
truckernix #1257123 Fri Mar 02 2018 05:45 PM
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Master Gabster
And they don't have computers in them that like to complain about everything turn on little scary lights!


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: Lesson Learned!
truckernix #1257185 Sat Mar 03 2018 12:14 AM
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LOL! That's what I love about these trucks. No computer to foul up the works.

Re: Lesson Learned!
truckernix #1257265 Sat Mar 03 2018 04:21 PM
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I have an extra set of gauges just in case one of them suddenly retires.....without my blessing. What if my spare oil pressure gauge showed less than the current one. So, hopefully the current one will stay strong for me.


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
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If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.

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