As evidenced by the spotting on the garage floor, the trickle of dirty oil out of the bell housing inspection hole, and a clutch disc shudder during high torque acceleration (oil is not conducive to good friction), I have a failure of the one piece rear main that I had added to my 404 stroker Cleveland. That took some machining, but uses the same seal as Ford used on the Windsor small blocks.
Engine was assembled by my first builder, but I found several issues and had the engine totally disassembled, checked, and reassembled by another builder. They did not install a fresh seal, as the engine had no use, but I suspect that is the genesis of why a 6000 mile seal is no longer performing.
I have a Viton replacement sourced from SCE already on hand, 23605.
I’ve done the usual Google and YouTube searches, but would love additional feedback from any of you that have experience with this task.
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