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Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: May 03, 2010, 09:24:15 AM »
I am talking about the outside of the shaft that sits on the hex shaft. The hex shaft itself was fine. The gears in the pump would not turn freely because of this.

Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:04:33 PM »

That is exactly what I was thinking about halfway into it. Well; it is all a learning experience. 

Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: May 02, 2010, 05:06:56 PM »

I finished the oil pump today; it was more difficult than I expected. I had to take the thing apart to get enough clearance to take it off. I installed a high volume oil pump in it's place. It looks like something had contaminated the shaft of the old pump; it was worn down in the center and the gears appear to have seized up. The engine again appears to be running normally; I have not installed an oil pressure gauge yet so all I can tell is that the oil light clicked off. Thanks for all the help! That saved me from dropping the pan first!
Thestengun2010-05-02 22:08:44

Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: April 21, 2010, 06:17:18 PM »

Wow, thanks for the responses!  I am going to do valve cover gaskets as they
appear to have been leaking heavily.  A
couple of questions…

Is the oil pump as simple as it appears? Just
unbolt and replace? I had read something about cleanliness; should I hit the
area with my pressure washer or something? Is there any reason to get a high volume oil pump as opposed to a standard one?

Where can I find more information on installing
a mechanical oil pressure gauge? Is there a specific one that is suitable? Where
is the oil pressure sender on the 383?
Thestengun2010-04-21 23:27:36

Tech- - Engine / Low oil pressure
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:00:21 PM »
I recently took my 65' Newport Sedan for a drive up to Scottsdale, On the way there I must have been leaking a lot of oil; I stopped twice and added 2 quarts. On the way back I noticed that the oil light was flickering on; this was despite the oil level being within the correct level. The next morning I added more oil and started it up; this time oil light remained on and the engine made sounds that I think indicate that I am running it without oil, loud clicking sounds being the most prominent.  I assume this would indicate a fairly sudden loss of oil pressure. I tried running it again with a quart over with the same results and I don’t want to do any more damage to the engine.
I am certainly no mechanic. Would I be correct in the following assumptions?
1.       The oil pump has stopped working.
2.       The oil pump pickup is clogged.
My course of action is…
1.       Drop the oil pan and examine and clean the pickup.
2.       Replace the oil pump.
The obstacles appear to be a steering linkage, my exhaust pipe, and the cross member. Will I have to loosen the motor mounts and jack up the engine to get the oil pan off? Is it difficult to get to the rear main seal while down there? Is there anything I am missing in my assessment?

General Tech / 65' Newport Windshield vs. 67' Newport Windshield
« on: December 22, 2009, 06:23:08 AM »
Awesome! PM sent.

General Tech / 65' Newport Windshield vs. 67' Newport Windshield
« on: December 21, 2009, 06:04:56 PM »
Thanks. I am mainly going to need the front windshield and interior bits, and I am still at the point where I have no idea where to look in the first place. Any help in this respect would be appreciated. I am trying really hard to educate myself on C-bodies. 

General Tech / 65' Newport Windshield vs. 67' Newport Windshield
« on: December 21, 2009, 05:00:11 PM »

So it appears to be correct for the body style; would there be any change in the glass between 1965 and 1967? That is what I am unclear about. 

General Tech / 65' Newport Windshield vs. 67' Newport Windshield
« on: December 21, 2009, 04:35:33 PM »
I have a 65' Newport Sedan, I found front glass on a 67' Newport Sedan. Are these compatible? I have been searching the forum and  I am not sure where I can find this information. 65' seems to have several one year only parts. Thanks!

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