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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Old Henry
Re: Low oil pressure

I found that I could get about another 5 lbs. pressure using S.A.E. 40 oil which is OK for starting temperatures above 60.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Old Henry
Re: Low oil pressure

If you want to increase your oil pressure restrict the flow of the oil.:rolleyes:
Now you know that doesn't make any sense but that's exactly how pressure and flow relate. Higher pressure does not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Low oil pressure

Two thoughts:

First, your gauge may not be reading accurately. I've had enough bad senders to know. You could hook up a cheap mechanical gauge temporarily just to see. Here's how I did it and...
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