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MG TD TF 1500 - Oil pump priming after storage?

I found a very helpful thread in the TD Archive: Starting Engine After Fifteen Years Storage, September 2004. That's what I'm about to attempt, a 15 year re-awakening for a '52 TD.
The oil pump in A-Series (Sprite-midget) engines have a reputation for losing prime during a long storage period, and this can become an issue for refiring. Is there a similar issue with the '52 TD engine? ... and if so, can you point me toward a procedure for sloshing oil around critical areas and producing oil pressure ASAP for firing after long storage?
I think the procedures listed in the referenced archive thread have the other issues covered.
Thanks in advance.
West Nile '66 Sprite

If your oil pump has a priming bolt on top of it, you fill that with oil... soak the new filter with oil before installing.
The banjo bolt at the rear driver's side of the engine can be pulled and oil forced through various pump, or gravy baster...
gordon lawson - TD 27667

Thanks Gordon!
Now to the kitchen to pilfer the gravy baster.
I'm really looking forward to this project, while knowing I'll be back for help as mysteries arise.
West Nile '66 Sprite

May want to just turn the engine over (without the ignition on) and see if you get oil pressure at the guage. Won't hurt it and might save a bit of work if it does not need to be primed.

You will want to turn it over with the ignition off even if you do prime the pump to assure you are getting oil pressue.
Bruce Cunha

Removing the spark plugs prior to turning over on the starter will enable the engine to turn more freely.

This thread was discussed on 17/08/2005

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