The leaks are actually minimal, just a small drip out of the main seal, and a little seepage on the oil filter. I just don't like oil leaks.
The Builder didn't forget to leave the pump out, I brought the Melling, and He didn't want it, so I sent it back to Summit. He got one to install, if I remember correctly, it's a stock type unit. I'm gonna have to try and get ahold of him to find out.
I'm just curious as to if that much pressure is a bad thing? I know that if I was trying to wring every last pony outta her, it wouldn't be, but as it stand's, I shouldn't have to worry about getting oil to the motor.
I guess one thing I wonder about is, with the hydraulic lifter issue that I had, switching from the Crane anti-pump ups, to the Comp 812's (Stanadyne,I believe) made a huge difference in the noise of the valvetrain. Now, I'm wondering if the excessive oil pressure is not allowing my lifter's to have a little give? Hence, some of the sewing machine sound.