Originally Posted by WAHUSKER
That sucks! At least you found it BEFORE something really bad happened. We used to use a long flat blade (no handle) stuck into a drill to prime the pump. Just pulled the distributor & stuck it in. If you were in a hurry / pinch. But 0 pressure usually means something cheap broke or came apart. Much better than 5psi (i.e. bearings went away) Good luck Charlie!!!
All engines I have had a hand with being redone this is the same method we do also.
When my wife bought got her Probe I was riding with her and she was talking about haveing the extra gauges her Toyota didn't have. She said her Oil Pressure rarely moved, I looked over and it was bottomed out.
She drove it all the way home with no noises and I said something to her dad, he said "as long as it isn't making any noise I tell her to just keep driving it!"
If my oil pressure fluxuates outside of the normal realm I generally panic.