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Use a 1/4" socket (tape it to the extension so it doesn't come off) on the oil pump shaft and go counter clockwise on your drill to turn the oil pump.

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For my 385 series motors (460 429) I use an old distributor with the drive gear removed, I have a section of steel that locks in place where the rotor arm fitted ( you could weld a nut onto it) and the top of the steel has a 9/16" nut welded to it.
I drop this distributor in place and with a 9/16 socket on the end of the brace from my socket set I spin the shaft of the old distributor- good for at least 50lb pressure!
With motor I know have been sitting for years I build up oil pressure then rotate the motor 1/4 of a turn and wind up oil pressure again, I do that twice more and then I'm happy oil has got everywhere it should.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:21 PM
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I just brought home a 60, 352. Sitting for at least 7 years. She is in my garage now. One of my earliest orders of business is to see if she fires, therein my seeking sage advice from the group.
So i shall get to it:
Beyond, the ordinary precautions, clean clear carb, marval magic, in the pistons, clean plugs, points, gap, starter connections, (or assemble a remote starter), roll the engine a little, crankshaft, while in neutral,squirt more marvel,fresh battery,take valve covers off, inspect them, and kaaazammmm, she starts..lol.
I apologize: Here is my question. I do not have the skill set to "prelube the bearings, valves" that i have heard about, by placing an old distributor without the gear in the engine and crank the oil pump that way..Is there another way to lube up an engine that has been setting, so i don't score the bearings, and/or is their something that I may have missed in my setup to start this beauty.
Thank you very much.
Jeff
In my haste it slipped my mind to congratulate you on getting her home. Congratulations !

It's my opinion that this pre-oiling chore is a very good idea. Marking your distributor rotor position on the intake manifold before pulling the distributor will give you the spot you need for re-installation.

Maybe a separate can for fresh fuel draw and skip the fuel tank.

Being a draft tube engine it may smoke alot when it warms up from the oil sludge accumulated in the valley, etc.

Are you going to video the start-up ? It's the next best thing to being there.

Let us know how you make out.
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