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Oil Priming The 225 Odd-fire V6

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by EchoWars, May 17, 2018.

  1. May 17, 2018
    EchoWars

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    I have a '69 Jeepster that has sat for too many years. Right now I'm in the process of pulling the heads for a valve job, but I'm also thinking ahead to when I start the thing up. I know all about packing the pump gears with petroleum jelly, but I don't have anything to actually run the pump itself with a drill.

    Summit Racing sells a bunch of oil primers, but they are all listed for SBC and BBC and Fords and such. I think (and could well be wrong, which is why I'm here) that the tool they have for the Chevy here will do the job:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-901015/overview/

    Will that one do the job for the Buick V6??

    Thanks for any info guys!
     
  2. May 17, 2018
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

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    You can cut the handle off of a large flat blade screwdriver and that will work fine.
     
  3. May 17, 2018
    chipdom

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    I rebuilt a dauntless v6 and filled the oil pump with the petroleum jelly and started it without priming the pump and did not have any problem. From what i surmise, the jelly primes it.
     
  4. May 17, 2018
    EchoWars

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    Due to a screw-up by Summit a few months ago, I have a store credit for a pretty fair amount with those guys. I'd like to use it if I can.
     
  5. May 17, 2018
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    I got the one you pictured from summit...worked perfect. If you pay for postage I can send it to you and you can send it back...but they aren't that pricey to begin with.
     
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  6. May 18, 2018
    EchoWars

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    That's amazingly kind of you, but Summit is the one footing the bill here. All I have to do is order it.

    I miss the front range. Lived in CoSpgs for a few years.

    I'll have to post some pics of the Jeepster sooner or later. I've had this sucker for 34 years (bought when I lived in Idaho) and have way too much money invested in it...not for mods and such, but just fixing all the damn broken stuff. Most of this was done before the internet was a thing. God, I can only imagine how much easier it all would have been back then if I had access to the info that's out there now on the web.
     
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  7. May 18, 2018
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    For others - I cut an old distributor and pulled the timing gear off it. Centers itself and works great on the drill.
     
  8. May 18, 2018
    47v6

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    thats what I did too.
     
  9. May 18, 2018
    EchoWars

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    That's great if you have an old distributor laying around. I checked around and the best I could do was a filthy and locked-up distributor for a 340 Buick for $25. Screw that...I'd still have to pull it apart and free the bearing. Summit having a great device here for less than $20 looks like a winner if it will do the job with the 225 V6.
     
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  10. May 19, 2018
    Rich M.

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