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  1. Hi Moses, I really appreciate your help on this! Its great to get help from someone who is well versed in dealing with these engines. My next question is how the oil makes its way through these hydraulic lifters. There is a solid plate inside these lifters that has very little clearance on each side. I don't think oil can make its way around these lifters and still provide enough volume to make it to the rocker assembly through the push rod. I have ran the engine with these lifters in and nothing makes its way up the push rods. Is it possible these are the wrong lifters or am i just miss
  2. Here are some more pictures i wasnt able to upload earlier.
  3. Alright I got fed up messing with the engine in chassis so I spent the last two nights pulling the engine putting in stand and tearing it down. I do not see any oil passages coming into the head to oil the rocker assembly. The lifters I have have solid seats so no oil can come up that way. I'm at a loss but I took lots of pictures so hopefully you can make some suggestions and help me figure this out! Here is a picture of the block before i tear it down. Hopefully this one will be the tell if this engine is in fact the buick 225. Above is a pict
  4. I recently purchased a 1971 Jeep CJ5 with the Dauntless V6. It ran when i got it but very, very rough. I changed the spark plugs, and did an oil change to cover my bases. When i run the engine it will sit there and idle but no oil it getting up to the valve covers, push rods, rocker arms etc. The gauge in the dash was reading 40psi, to make sure i was getting this pressure i plumbed up a new oil gauge and it read 40psi as well. I pulled a few of the lifters and primed the pump manually with a drill through the distributor hole. Oil runs into the lifter valley through the proper channels...
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