Long story short - I had an intake gasket leak and had real thick gaskets stacked under it, a halfass fix that didnt help. Had the intake welded and machined. Little did i know, my distributor didnt go all the way back down and catch the distributor drive. :lookinup: so i crank up the engine and after 1-2 mins of idling i decide to check the oil pressure (I should have been looking at it when i started it... i know...) and the gauge read zero. i freaked out and turned it off. I pulled the power to the distributor and cranked the motor over with the valve covers off, no oil coming out of the push rods. bad news. I guess im going to spend my next few weeks rebuilding my freshly rebuilt 383. Time for four bolt main caps, F/I grind cam and maybe lower comp pistons because I have a turbo kit im eyeing. Ive also thought about solving my oil pressure problem and seeing if there are any noises inside the motor when i crank it again and just leaving it as is. What would yall advise?