OK, here's the story. Been working on the 84 for quite some time, main work was changing timing gears. Just got it running what I thought was pretty good and took it out for a spin. While I am driving the oil light comes on and I get loads of lifter noise. Pull over turn it off, start it back up lots of lifter noise, oil light goes out as normal. Get it home, thank god I was only about a half mile away. Shut it down, start it back up oil light stays on lifter rattle to beat the band, quites down after about 30 seconds. What's up? I am thinking that there may still be some small pieces of the old timing gears still floating around. Any suggestions? My first thought is to pull the pan, do another clean, maybe pull the oil pump to make sure it's not gunked up.
I guess it really doesn't matter, I think I am in for some more major work anyway. When I leave the clutch out without the tranny in gear it sounds like I have lifter clatter, when I push it in the noise goes away. My guess is that the throw out bearing is on it's way out.
The real killer is that I have had this car since Oct 2001, and I have only managed to put a total of thirty five miles on it. I know it is fun to drive but it seems that it is just one problem after another.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts on my oil pressure dilemma.