In Reply to: Prime oil pump posted by Jim on October 14, 2018 at 19:56:10:
Pack it w/ grease.
If you didn't do that, remove the 15/16 hex nut to the right of the water pump. This is where your oil gallery is for the valves/lifters is. Don't lose the little spring under the nut. Use an oil squirt can to put about a cup of oil in here.