high performance oil pump buick 455 help!

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by 82thetots, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    I was told to use bronze distributor gear to prevent cam gear wear with big pump. Ok except it wore fast! Replaced once a season and it needed it! Could have shaved with it....teeth were so sharp. Went to booster plate and stock gears and iron distributor gear and no more issues.
    BTW you can check dist/cam gear wear by moving the dist rotor. I got good at it.....:rolleyes:
     
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  2. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Is there a write up on installing the distributer gear oiler ? I will ask the Oracal
     
  3. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    I just asked the oracal and it led me to my previous attempt at it. LARRY ware are you man.
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    You mean the Oracle? You don't need a write up. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    DistGearOiler1.jpg DistGearOiler2.jpg DistGearOiler3.jpg DistributorGearOiler.JPG
     
  5. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Thanks Larry thats awsome!
     
  6. SS/GN

    SS/GN Well-Known Member

    Why not just drill a .020 hole in the oil gallery plug on the passengers side? Simple and works great.
     
  7. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    I also run the high volume pump in my 350 car, and I also run Mobil1 15/50. going on 40,000 miles with this setup. It's s driver, not a racer however. I was a bit worried to see all the critique of the high volume setup here, so thanks Mark for having my back!
     
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  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    See the first sentence in Mark's post? Anyone running a HV/HP pump needs to do that.
     

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