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May 30th, 2019, 07:24 PM
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Posted By ponder48

50 lbs. oil pressure is a beautiful sight!!

50 lbs. oil pressure is a beautiful sight!!
May 20th, 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Tedd, I re-read all the posts on here and as...

Tedd, I re-read all the posts on here and as nearly as I can tell you were speaking of the plug in the galley at the rear of the block that oils the distributor/cam gears. I found that one to be in...
May 19th, 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Well today I found my problem. Got the engine out...

Well today I found my problem. Got the engine out yesterday and started tearing it down. Once the cam was out I noticed two threaded holes in the block behind the cam gear. No plugs in them, so I got...
May 4th, 2019, 06:21 PM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Thanks! Took a break and will be starting to pull...

Thanks! Took a break and will be starting to pull the engine again next week. Will tear down and try your methods. I'd put some air to the drivers side head galley with the rocker assembly removed...
May 4th, 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Thanks! I'll be sure to try them.

Thanks! I'll be sure to try them.
May 4th, 2019, 06:17 PM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Thanks! Already having 2nd thoughts. Closed up...

Thanks! Already having 2nd thoughts. Closed up shop early and watched some TV. Will tackle later.
May 4th, 2019, 10:38 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

I give up!! Who wants to buy a 55 Oldsmobile?

I give up!! Who wants to buy a 55 Oldsmobile?
May 1st, 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

I primed the lifters as best as I could. I've...

I primed the lifters as best as I could. I've watched several videos that say priming is not necessary, but I like to do it anyway for safety. I have run the pump with a 2000 rpm drill while turning...
May 1st, 2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Thanks again, Tedd. I assembled the engine...

Thanks again, Tedd. I assembled the engine myself. The engine is original to the car, but was rebuilt in about 1966 - about 12,000 miles ago - according to records that came with the car. After doing...
May 1st, 2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Thanks. I checked for the oil gallery plug and it...

Thanks. I checked for the oil gallery plug and it is in place. With the difference in oil flow between the left and right side I'm thinking there must be some sort of restriction in the gallery...
April 30th, 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By ponder48

Low oil pressure

At my wit's end. I rebuilt my 55 Olds 324 using all new stuff: Pistons, camshaft, lifters, push rods, camshaft bushings, main & rod bearings, oil pump, etc. I had a reputable company build the heads...
April 22nd, 2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Thanks again Tedd! I did find the plug - it's not...

Thanks again Tedd! I did find the plug - it's not missing, but can't tell if there's a hole in it. At any rate, this isn't my pressure problem. Yesterday when I posted that oil was coming to the...
April 22nd, 2019, 01:06 PM
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Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Thanks, 2blu442! I found the plug - not missing,...

Thanks, 2blu442! I found the plug - not missing, but can't tell if it has a hole in it. I couldn't have found this without your photos. Great help!
April 21st, 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

I've looked in the distributor hole with a...

I've looked in the distributor hole with a dentist's mirror, but can't see a hole where a plug should be and can't reach it with my finger. I can see a plug in the very back of the block a little to...
April 11th, 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Thanks, that would be a great help!

Thanks, that would be a great help!
April 11th, 2019, 04:29 PM
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Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Whew, what a relief!! I was afraid the engine...

Whew, what a relief!! I was afraid the engine might have to come out. Thanks a million for your help. I'll be sure to let you know how this comes out. I can understand a machine shop not being...
April 10th, 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Where are the gallery plugs located and how to I...

Where are the gallery plugs located and how to I get to them? The only diagram I can find shows the galleries going through the crank into the cam and up to the rocker shafts. There is no reference...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 9th, 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By ponder48

I'm a year late on reading your post, so would...

I'm a year late on reading your post, so would imagine you've already corrected the plug problem. I had my block cleaned, bored, etc., but found these same plugs to be original to the engine and...
April 9th, 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Forgot to answer your question. I did do the...

Forgot to answer your question. I did do the rebuilding after the machine shop cleaned and did all the boring, etc. and had to replace a couple expansion plugs in the heads that needed to be...
April 9th, 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

Thanks for your info on pump and future posts. It...

Thanks for your info on pump and future posts. It sounds as if the intake will have to come off again for me to see the galley plugs you're speaking of. Are the plugs inside the block? I have a 55...
April 6th, 2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By ponder48

1955 324 oil pump

Before rebuilding my 324 engine the oil pressure ran between 40 and 50 cold and not lower than 40 when warmed up, so when rebuilding I didn't replace the pump. With engine on the stand and with oil...
Forum: Small Blocks
March 17th, 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By ponder48

Oil pump pressure release valve

I got my 55 engine rebuilt and on the engine stand without the intake manifold or valley cover installed. I put oil in it and used a tool to spin the oil pump in hopes of getting oil up to the...
Forum: Transmission
January 1st, 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

Since the trans had to be pulled to replace the...

Since the trans had to be pulled to replace the seal, I hope warranty took care of the charge! If you're talking about stopping oil leaks in the engine you can find a rubber rear seal to replace the...
Forum: Transmission
December 31st, 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

Fatsco had told me when I ordered the seal kit...

Fatsco had told me when I ordered the seal kit back in June that they were not able to get the felt dust shield. I found one on e-bay through high-performance international. The e-bay item number is...
Forum: Transmission
December 31st, 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

I got the seal sleeve and o ring from Fatsco as...

I got the seal sleeve and o ring from Fatsco as well as one damper spring for the torus cover. Got the spring installed with little trouble, but still waiting on David to let me know about his puller...
Forum: Transmission
December 3rd, 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

Double checked; my bottom pan is slanted rather...

Double checked; my bottom pan is slanted rather than flat. I meant to check the slip yoke to see if it had a hole toward the u-joint that would allow excess grease to come out there, but got busy on...
Forum: Transmission
December 2nd, 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

I'm pretty sure mine is flat, but will look to...

I'm pretty sure mine is flat, but will look to make sure. There is a grease fitting on the slip yoke and I figured that if it got greased too much some of the grease would work past the splines and...
Forum: Transmission
December 2nd, 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

Thanks so much for the info! My trans wasn't...

Thanks so much for the info! My trans wasn't leaking too bad, but I wanted to reseal it while it and the engine were out of the car (I rebuilt the engine). The reseal kit came from Fatsco. There was...
Forum: Transmission
November 30th, 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ponder48

11-30-18. I'm needing a seal puller too. I found...

11-30-18. I'm needing a seal puller too. I found a seal kit and everything else seems fairly easy to do, but not the rear seal. Why did they have to put it 6 inches up the tail shaft? Did you ever...
July 10th, 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

Hey folks, got my filter base yesterday and it's...

Hey folks, got my filter base yesterday and it's just what I needed. Dismantled it without the spring twisting up and now I'm ready to put it all back together. Now THIS is the way folks help other...
July 3rd, 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

I forgot to mention, don't try to dismantle it....

I forgot to mention, don't try to dismantle it. I'll soak it in WD-49 to loosen up the crud inside. The crud is what ruined my spring.
July 3rd, 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

Yes 2blu442 that is the piece. I'll take it!!...

Yes 2blu442 that is the piece. I'll take it!! Just let me know how to get the $$ to you and it'll be on its way. I'll be out of town Tue afternoon and Wed, but will be back on Thur. Will check my...
July 1st, 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

Well, the best price I've found is $50 plus $15...

Well, the best price I've found is $50 plus $15 shipping. That's a lot to pay just to get a spring. It sure would be great if there were some sort of info on this part on the internet, but so far I...
June 30th, 2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

Thanks!! I've found a few bases on ebay, etc. and...

Thanks!! I've found a few bases on ebay, etc. and will get one of them if I can't unravel my spring. Got most of the kinks out yesterday, but had to stop when my eyes got crossed from trying to...
June 28th, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ponder48

55 Olds oil filter base.

I'm cleaning up the engine in my 55 Olds preparing it for a rebuild. I took the oil filter base off to disassemble and clean. While unscrewing the cap over the ball and spring (I'm hoping that's an...
May 31st, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By ponder48

Timing tool BT-11

In my 55 Olds shop manual there is a tool shown for proper alignment of cam and crank pullies. The tool in a BT-11 in the manual. Does anybody know where to find one, or how to make sure the timing...
December 29th, 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By ponder48

Thanks. That looks pretty much like the 55...

Thanks. That looks pretty much like the 55 schematic. Will see what I can do with this.
December 29th, 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By ponder48

Autronic Eye Bypassed

The autronic eye on my 55 Olds does not work. Someone had rigged the lights to work without it when I bought the car several years ago. Now when the headlight switch is pulled all the way out all...
Forum: Body work
July 2nd, 2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By ponder48

Correct J strip placement

Does anybody have a photo or drawing of the proper placement for J strips on a 55 Olds hardtop? I've been all over the internet looking for such. I would also like to be able to find a Fisher Body...
May 29th, 2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By ponder48

Thanks very much for your help; you've answered...

Thanks very much for your help; you've answered all my questions. Now I just have to be very careful with the speedo head.
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