475 oiling problem
First time post, and I know this engine is not in the 460 engine family engine, it's a de-tuned 477 ford engine, or at least that is what I've been told. Here is my problem, I recently purchased a L-800 ford with a 475 engine 250 miles away from my home in a pooring rain storm. Fired it up and it had what sounded like an out of adjustment tappet only twice as loud. I bought it anyway and drove it home... it showed good oil pressure on the gauge (electric) When I got it home I pulled the valve covers and there is very little if any oil on the rockers, or running down the top of the heads.(with the engine running)
From my younger days I remember when you'd pull the valve covers on a ford you would get oil everywhere...
I have been told 1) you have a spun cam bearing. 2) all of your lifters went flat and they are not allowing the oil to get to the rockers. I have not installed a manual oil gauge yet, but the idiot electric gauge shows good pressure. Nor have I pulled the pan to see what's going on. It does not sound like a rod, or main bearing. and I've never heard of a spun cam bearing on a ford.
I have to work on this one outside, because it's toooo big to get in my shop.
What might be wrong that would keep the oil from getting to the valve train, would collapsed lifters keep the oil from reaching the tappets? or am I looking at a blocked oil passage somewhere?