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 on: Today at 06:05:08 PM 
Started by carl5756 - Last post by hiball3985
Good news, that will avoid one headache. The Y's are prone to leaking at the back of the valve covers and valley cover also. Those old style cork gaskets weren't the best. They make rubber ones for the valve covers and valley cover.

Y's don't leak, they are just marking their territory  :003:

 on: Today at 04:52:09 PM 
Started by carl5756 - Last post by ROKuberski
I have installed the two piece rear main before.  As you say, not all that much fun.  The good news is that I now believe that my oil leak is from the distributor.  With the transmission out you can see the whole back of the engine is wet. 

Power steering parts arrive tomorrow.  Likely won't get started on this until after Mother's Day.


 on: Today at 04:48:57 PM 
Started by ROKuberski - Last post by ROKuberski
After chasing around town a little, I went to a shop that I was not aware of that specializes in the rebuilding of vintage transmissions.  They sold me the rubber seal for the pump.  Got home and it was too small in diameter.  Tried to stretch it out, but no luck.  Prior to that I went to a transmission shop that I had done business with in the past and we rummaged through rebuild kit leftovers and found a much better fit.  I sure hope it works because the only to tell is to run the thing. 

It is back in the car this evening.  I still have an hour or two to finish up and the oil pan is off also.  I repainted it and it just needs to dry before I put it back in tomorrow. 

This was a one man job except for the mating of the transmission back to the engine.  I had help for that.  All done without a transmission jack.  I have a 4-post car lift in the garage.  I got everything ready, then lowered the car down so that the transmission sat on a steel leg table that I have.  Just slid the transmission back a couple of inches onto the table then raised the car out of the way.  Not quite as easy as I make it sound, but not a terrible job either.


 on: Today at 02:40:14 PM 
Started by djfordmanjack - Last post by djfordmanjack
I am still looking for that trim! both stainless pssgr door trim pieces. Custom 300 2dr series. sedan, Ranchero and wagon.

 on: Today at 01:28:41 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by RICH MUISE
Usable if I need it. It had some rusted thru areas on the bottom of the inner door panel...the area that is just above and parallel to the door sill. I was aware of it when I looked at it, but I think I got the best one he had, and the door looked like it had never been patched, repaired or painted. You just never know until you get these things down to bare metal. I got that replaced, then had the door media blasted which showed up some unexpected rust thru on the lower few inches of the outer door skin. I will cut that out and weld in a patch panel across the lower 3 or 4 inches of the door. If I don't need it, I'll have a spare in good shape.
It was an 800 mile round trip, and for 200 bucks I wasn't going home empty handed not knowing if I'd be able to find better.

 on: Today at 01:17:50 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by Ecode70D
    Did you come back with a nice door?  Jay

 on: Today at 12:40:41 PM 
Started by ROKuberski - Last post by junior58
I had mine out when I first got it, thought front seal like you, but turned out to be the o-ring between the torque convertor (as mentioned by gasman).

 on: Today at 11:25:54 AM 
Started by jumping jack flash - Last post by 57chero
I have a pair with good lenses and license plate sockets and pig tails intact chrome is pretty decent. $50 for the pair plus shipping if interested.

 on: Today at 09:01:31 AM 
Started by ROKuberski - Last post by ROKuberski
I got it all apart.  Bell housing off and then the front pump off.  The rubber seal is soft to the touch, but I am after a replacement.

This unit has been rebuilt, but still leaks.  The car sat for about 15 years after a rebuild on engine and transmission.  The guy that had the work done died.

I've replaces other seals in this quest.


 on: Today at 07:29:01 AM 
Started by 57tudor - Last post by TKEBH964
Do you still have any of these available?  If so, would you accept paypal?

Heard a rattling on my way into work the other day and noticed my dash clamp was in 3 or 4 pieces.

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