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Frank Hood
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Engine Seal Advice

#1 Post by Frank Hood » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Swapping the engine out in my 53 and want to replace the engine seal while I’m at it. Car was a Hoffman delivery and wondering if I need US or Euro spec seal?

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Re: Engine Seal Advice

#2 Post by Dick Weiss » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:39 am

Frank,

I presume the seal replacement you're asking is for the flywheel? Just use the one listed in the catalog(s).
If the engine has leaks elsewhere, solve those--especially the pulley seal which would be easy to R & R w/the engine being out of the car.
Also, make sure there's no tiny rust spots or a slight groove on the hub; I refinish those including the F/wheel's hub; I don't use Speedi-sleeve(s)

Dick.

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Re: Engine Seal Advice

#3 Post by Dick Weiss » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:50 am

Frank,

I didn't look when this was posted last year; I presume you replaced the seal(s) by that time.

Dick

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Re: Engine Seal Advice

#4 Post by David Green » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:58 am

Dick,
It was my understanding that the 2-piece cases don't have a pulley seal, just a machined oil slinger in the crank but never had mine apart. More info please.
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Re: Engine Seal Advice

#5 Post by Jim Karaba » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:07 pm

Just to be clear I believe Frank was asking about the perimeter engine seal that goes in the sheet metal. This is why he asked if he should use the euro version or the US style which is slightly shorter.

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