Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215
Oil pump priming tool for Buick 215
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 23, 2012 06:45PM
I was taking a couple snapshots in the garage today, and remembered I've been meaning to take a pic of this old home-made tool for years...
I don't know what other guys use or where oil pump priming tools are sold. I just know this little guy is what I've always used.
The shaft is 3/8" rod that's been ground kinda like a (very thick) blade screwdriver at one end. It's probably 16 or 18" long. The little piece of tube on the end has been brazed-on to keep the tool from sliding off when in use. With an electric drill (spinning clockwise) this tool handily primes the oil system on a Buick 215. My Milwaukee drill will run the oil pressure right up to 80psi or so, and full flow, in very little time. If you're building one of these motors, I recommend you take ten minutes and make yourself a similar tool.