Priming the oil pump
Brian Field (Harvest Gold 0097) from Cardiff, who campaigns a rally prepared prototype MGBGTV8, has sent in a brief note which follows up the earlier note from peter Berry (V8 Workshop Note 201) in the April issue of Safety Fast! with his own technique for priming the oil pump on the MGBGTV8. (May 91)

Remove the distributor and fit your Black & Decker with a blunt screwdriver blade. Insert the blade into the drive slot from the oil pump and give it a few seconds burst, which will produce around 60psi oil pressure and then replace the distributor.
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