View Full Version : 79 Ironhead oil line routing???????????

07-13-2014, 8:28 PM
Just installed a new oil tank on my 79 rigid Ironhead and this is how I routed the lines

Feed from the oil tank into the backside of the oil pump

Return from the front side of the oil pump to the oil cooler than to the oil filter than into the return on the tank

Vent line from backside of cam case to the vent on the tank

Haven't flamed it up yet but wanted to double check my hose routing. Anyone know if this is correct?


07-13-2014, 9:18 PM
Sounds like you've got it.
Prime the pump, then run without the filter till you see oil at the filter mount, install filter, then watch for oil returning to the tank.
Using the oil press sending unit?

07-13-2014, 9:25 PM
I do not have anything hooked to the oil pressure sending unit. Could put a manual gauge on somewhere tho.

07-13-2014, 10:01 PM
If the sending unit is there, you could temp hook up a bulb to it. But really,
Unless the cases are sumped, the feed side of the pump is is obviously working when you see oil returning to the tank.