addo wrote:With the block in the ar, and your crank still fitted - it's always going to be fun getting the seal in a dry groove, lube on the seal running face and sealant on the butted ends! I think that's why many people have several cracks at it... A hoist would be nice, eh?
Very true! I bought a hoist today, so round two may involve pulling either the engine or the tranny. My initial thought is that I have some bearing/crank wear. I wonder if replacing the main bearings and installign a new rear main seal again would get me by for a bit longer.
Funny thing is, I bought a 302 and an AOD a few months ago and have been working on it with the intent od swapping it into this car. Working on the 223 again has me rethinking that. As quirky as some of the parts on this engine are, I still want to keep it original. I may sell the 302 and AOD to help fund a rebuild of my inline 6.