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    Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 11:03am
Any hints for installing the timing cover oil seal without using the special installer tool?    
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Get a piece of pipe that just fits the seal cavity, cut it off slightly longer than the nose of the crank.
Put it against the seal.
Use heavy washers over the outer end of the pipe and a bolt and push the seal into place
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mramc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 2:31pm
Being an old farm boy I always just used the end of a 4 inch by 4 inch block of wood. It's soft enough not to damage the seal , but hard enough to put the seal in , along as you used a big hammer. The 4 by 4 s and hammers there was no shortage of down on the farm. LRDaum
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 74Bubblefender Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 3:51pm
Man I wonder if you guys ever had front seals that didnt leak...LOL
 
Best way to install it from the front is to use a 2.5" diameter piece of material and lightly tap it into place. Keep checking it so your not pushing one side in faster than another. If you dont use a 2.5" piece you will bend the lip that makes the seal on the inside diameter of the timing cover. And as a bit of advice the spring side always goes inward.
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All of the factory OEM covers need to be removed to change the seal , it goes in the cover from the backside . In the later yrs. late 70s, 80s ? they machined the hole for the seal through so you didn't have to remove the cover.  The after market covers ( crown , bulltear,etc ) may be machined through.
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Yes very good of you to point that out! Some of them (early) had a lip that prevented changing out the seal from the front.
We are just about to forge new AMC V8 crankshafts.. please check here
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You can grind or file the lip off an older cover so that the seal can be installed from the front. It makes it easier for seal changes down the road.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 8:14pm
Yeah, a LOT of room for a board, or to tap with a hammer when it's in the car.
I use the piece of pipe and a bolt and washers...... can't go in crooked, not possible, and I don't need to swing a hammer against a block in a 4" area...   ;-)

If the cover is off, or as pointed out, must be removed like many years and models, the wood block is good.......... flat, easy to hit squarely.


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the 4x4 worked for me for years.
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