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How do I prime the oil pump on a Ford 289 V8?

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how do I prime the oil pump on a Ford 289 V8?

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Pull the distributor to prime the system with a drill (1/4" hex socket on a long extension...tape the socket to the extension before trying to do this) Spin the extension and socket with a 3/8 drill... counterclockwise. While the system will prime with no oil in the filter, it's not a bad idea to partially fill the filter first with oil.

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