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Does anyone have any experience with an aviaid dry sump oil system? I have a new build in a 427 cobra replica. Used the system get the height of engine down. Is there anything i should do before firing it up? I am using a 460 eliminator premier at 592 ci.
 

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nothing different than any other dry sump setup. Pull the belt off and prime the system with a drill and check the oil pressure. If you feel like going a step farher, pull the valve covers and confirm oil is being pumped to the top end.
 

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If you feel like going a step farher, pull the valve covers and confirm oil is being pumped to the top end.
That is not really a optional step. You have to confirm you're getting oil to every rocker. You'll be smoking something if the rocker ain't getting oil. You may have to turn the engine to see the oil squirting out of different rockers.

Double check to see the carb linkage is freely moving and opening the secondaries wide open, that you have good ground straps to the engine, and you should be good to go.

What is the rest of the engine specs? Should be pretty nasty in a Cobra. :cool:

Hope that helps,

Dave
 

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Thanks for the advice on actually removing the valve covers to check for oil flow. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder how best to attach the electric drill tod the gilmer pulley on the pump. Will the suction lines from the oil pan actually remove the oil from the pan when turned slowly by the electric drill?
 

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Thanks for the advice on actually removing the valve covers to check for oil flow. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder how best to attach the electric drill tod the gilmer pulley on the pump. Will the suction lines from the oil pan actually remove the oil from the pan when turned slowly by the electric drill?
Jerry,
The center of your dry sump pump shaft should be threaded. Just determine what thread is in there and get a nice hardened stud and jam nut it in to the pump. You put your drill on the stud and turn the pump. Yes.....the suctions will evacuate the pan and put the oil in your tank, just like the engine was running.
You will need a good drill........
You can also turn the pump with a speed handle and socket (put on the jam nut for the stud...center of pump shaft.
I hope this helps.
Keith
 
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