Cause for the low pressure found.
I mounted the normal oil filter and hey, pressure cold and hot.
I read in a TR Forum something bout the Mocal oistat. It has a flow direction. This made me think. I just mounted the oilstat it in the wrong direction. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
I did not read them as I was using oilstats several times in the past. Normally the "german" brand Racimex". This has no flow direction. As they looked like "clones" I just mounted it. However wrong direction. Lesson learned.
Now healthy 75 cold and a bit below 50 idling hot.
O.K. I ran the engine at idle with veeeery low pressure , but without any rattle. No risk no fun, I will not take the engine out.
So now completing all the small remaining Things which take a lot of time. Perhaps having it on the road September????
Oddly enough... I had had a persistent 'miss' at 2k rpm. Swapping the leads, complete dissy and coil as part of the on-going refurb made no difference. Nor did gapping the plugs correctly. No logic to it whatsoever.
Then I swapped the plugs to Champions (not had the opportunity to put in the three-prong Bosch yet) and the problem disappeared immediately. The old plugs were... NGKs.
Well, I didn't get the beer but I did have meal cooked for me in lieu which I will settle for.
Although your thesis would be correct with the other daughter. In fact so persistent an advocate is she that I would have ended up buyer her a beer for the privilege of preparing her stuff!
I know, that's why I didn't ask you in the first place...
Currently no NOS kit on sale in EU
Will talk to Marke & Ertel tomorrow, they have a "highest quality" on sale. If that's clueless, then I'll walk for the Superflex