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hey just rebuilt 350 engine. primed motor only getting oil to left side rocker arms. run drill motor in oil pump till 50 pounds on gauge.oiling left side good no oil on rt side.what is causing this.
 

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Try rotating the crank about 90 degrees at a time then prime the pump. When I build my engines I use an engine pre-oiler which forces oil into the system under pressure. While that happens rotating the crank helps let oil get everywhere including up to the lifter bay and rockers.

Of course, I build real engines (Mopar) but I'm sure it will work on a Chevy. :D
 

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it's caused by not having the body of the distributor in place while priming. The distributor body creates a link for the oil to pass from the vertical passage to the right hand oil galley. Some priming tools use an old base cut off to make that link.
 
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