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Old 03-13-2005, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Houman SS '70
Hello Everyone.
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.
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