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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 01:03 AM
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okay i have a bad oil leak from the rear seal area i have a 1600cc dual port and when i pulled my freinds engine out last night he didnt have a little hole right next to the crank like mine is that post to be there???

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Thats a oil gallery to your rear main but it seems to be on the wrong half of the case.....interesting.
Hows the end play on the crankshaft before the flywheel and seals were pulled????


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at least 1/8 to 1/4 play, it seams to be a big hole and im loose atlleast a 1/2 a quart day

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That is an oil feed hole. It looks like the dowel pin holes are very elongated. Your end play should be from .0027 to .0006 in. Also if I remember there should be an o-ring between the crank and flywheel.

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Thats the oil drain off the rear main....behind 1 & 2
Rear main seal it, shim the flywheel to specs on end play and throw it back in.


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Heres some shots of the case halves on my next build







Hope it shows ya alittle when it is split


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From the looks of this pisc that flywheel has been left loose at one time. The dowell holes are wollowed out.


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wat should i do about the dowel pins???

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Post Post subject: Re: rear main seal
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Id start thinking on a brand new 8 dowel counterweight build.
Start with a dual releif case and build ya something that will run smoother and last longer then the stock four dowel....youll see feel and hear the difference and be happier in the long run.


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how much money are we talking here?? can i still run this same setup for a while?? becuase i wanna do a engine swap someday

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Start shoppin around.....kits are pretty reasonable.
Or you can end up like me. Piecing parts together every two weeks.
My current build is using a 69 counterweight 8 dowel
flywheel
rods
cima forged pistons......were taken to the machine shop and balanced.
$200 for the balance @ my shop.
The cima forged pistons run about double your cast.
Total seal rings im needing since my build will be pressurized.
Engle TC 10 cam and lifters
Long block complete with Stock Mexican heads.
Damn.....need to get me my Gene Berg sump..

Anyways how long had the motor been sitting before you tuned it????
The rubber around the oil cooler....push rod tubes and rear main just get hard and need to be replace....

And like Zyla said dont loose your flywheel
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so ive had the bug for 3 weeks all i knw its got a big bore kit on and single barel solex. i dnt really have the money to drop in it for complete rebuild

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Keep your chin up brother
Put a new seal in shim to specs and and make sure that flywheel is torqued.
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thanks for all your help i really like this little bug and cant wait to do some upgrades how much ftlbs for the flywheel

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