Re: Info on rocker arm oil restrictiors for FE
I bought the engine out of an old T Bird but never heard it run. It was professionally rebuilt, hot tanked, cam bearings, the usual procedure, .030 overbore, crank was just polished as it was in spec. all new parts. Has new Edelbrock heads with nos adj. rockers and pushrods. It was primed and I used a new standard pressure Melling oil pump (as I'd heard that a high volume would suck the pan dry).The more I drive it the more the pressure decreases at Idle. Only have a a couple hundred miles on it now. I've read the various posts about the FE's having low oil pressure and talked to several folks that fool around with them trying to get a consensus on how low is "low". Didn't want to spend a bunch of time and money chasing a "gremlin" that really wasn't there. But also didn't want to ruin an engine that just needed a high volume pump and a bigger pan.
Thanks for the info.