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Rear main seal

I have an oil leak from the rear main seal on my car. I saw an article some time back about rebuilding to a newer type seal but cant find it now. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a copy of this article?---think maybe it was Bill Hoagland
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe coupe- model 6-14 -Durant

Re: Rear main seal

Hi Ken,

I machined rear seal filler blocks for my 14-L to recieve the chevy small block two piece lip seal....Your 22A has a 1/4" larger dia. crankshaft than the 14-L so I am sure they wouldn't fit...Here are a coupla pics of what I did for my 14-L engine, also a pic of Don Shillings method of converting the front timing cover seal to a lip.

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This is how the seal lip contacts the crankshaft...The crank has a dish shape and the chevy is flat....sealant is required on O.D. of the filler block as well as on the parting fase of the two halves....

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This is the front cover seal, don't recall the number...Basically the old felt and retainer is removed, the new lip seal pressed in with a sealant and tacked in three places...The crank pulley will need turning a few thousands...Also be sure to "NOT" reinstall the tin slinger

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Where Are You From? Yuma, AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: Rear main seal

Thanks so much Bill---Have to see about getting this done here-- I have a few pretty good machinist friends-
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe coupe- model 6-14 -Durant

 

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