Originally Posted by Houman SS '70
I searched all Oil Pressure Threads in Engine forum, but I could not really find a straight forward answere. It's probabely I'm too amateur and need to be explained thoroughly.
I am finishin my SBC 350, with new Edelbrock Performer Heads, Intake, Cam, ...
I used Melling M-55 stock oil pump. My car is 1970 1/2 Camaro and there's not Oil Pressure measuring unit on it.
First I wanted to know what type of Oil Pressure Gauge I should be using and in what range it should operate.
On the other hand, I want to know what should be my Oil Pressure at various RPM's. When should I worry and when I should not
Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
Houman SS '70
You need at least 10 lbs. of oil pressure for
every 1000 rpm's. Ideal is around 15-20 lbs
per 1000 rpm's.