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Location of No. 1 Piston?
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J-P
Good evening,
In another topic I talked about the oil leaks on my 356cu engine. Besides the rear main bearing leak, I also have a leak from the oil pump. In the manual, before removing the oil pump, the No 1 piston should be 6 degrees before TDC.
Which one is No 1 piston? The one next to the fan, or the one next to the firewall?
Thank you for you assistance.

Posted on: 2020/8/27 21:18
J-P
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Re: 356cu rear main bearing replacement
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J-P
Thank you Magnus,
It is something to consider indeed.

Posted on: 2020/8/27 20:52
J-P
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Re: 356cu rear main bearing replacement
#3
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J-P
Hi Magnus,
Thank you for your message.
Yes your idea is something to consider. But I think that for the time being, I will leave it as is and keep a drip pan under the car unless the leak gets worse. I will watch it carefully.
Have a good day.

Posted on: 2020/8/26 10:36
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Re: 356cu rear main bearing replacement
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J-P
Hi Fish'n Jim,
Thank you for your message. You are right before jumping on a big expense and potentially still have a leak, I assessed the leak. It is really more of a nuisance than a big leak. I took a picture of the leak after 4 days sitting in the garage and after running for about 80 miles.
I think I am going to leave it asnits and keep a drip pan under the car.
Have a good day.

Posted on: 2020/8/26 10:32
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Re: 356cu rear main bearing replacement
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J-P
Thank you Owen and ptv for your knowledge of the process.
I think Max Merritt or Kanter could probably get the rope seal, but the replacement of it looks like a major task...

Posted on: 2020/8/24 21:34
J-P
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Re: 356cu rear main bearing replacement
#6
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J-P
Dell,
Thank you for your advice. From what I read and saw on my car, I agree with you. This job is not for me. However, if a professional mechanic does the job, does the engine has to come out? or can it be done by removing the oil pan?

Posted on: 2020/8/24 20:25
J-P
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356cu rear main bearing replacement
#7
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J-P
Good evening,
I have a 1950 Custom TS with a 356cu engine. Over the years the Ultramatic transmission was replaced by what I identified as a Torqueflite.
The engine rear main bearing leaks.
What is the best way, $ economically to replace the seal?
Does the engine has to be pulled out?
Can it be accessed by removing only the oil pan?
Can it be accessed by removing the transmission and the torque converter?
I welcome any advice, suggestions, recommendations.
Also on the block of my engine the casting by the distributor has the number 226 or 228 (hard to read). Does anyone have an idea of what it means?
Thank you for your help.

Posted on: 2020/8/23 21:07
J-P
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Re: Twin Ultramatic Range?
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J-P
Thank you.
I will contact Jack and also continue to dig information on the conversion.
Have a great Holiday Season.
J-P

Posted on: 2018/12/15 15:33
J-P
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Re: Twin Ultramatic Range?
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J-P
Hi,
I bought a 1950 Custom Touring Sedan, and it appears that the Ultramatic transmission has been replaced by a TH400 but the column quadrant is still Ultramatic shifting indicator. Would you happen to have Jack Nordstrom address in Texas? I would like to know if he still has the correct column quadrant which went with the kit.
Please let me know.
Regards,
J-P

Posted on: 2018/11/28 9:48
J-P
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Re: Steering floating
#10
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J-P
Thank Fred.
I think I know which way to go now with the tires. I will check the price of radial Diamondback P235/75-15 white walls, vs Coker. However, many on the forum don't seem to be satisfied with Coker. So I still need to fine tune my research as the whole package is expensive.
As for my front suspension, I refilled the front shock absorbers. However, as I bounced the car on the left side, the shock absorber leaked a lot. On the right side, after I refilled the shock absorber, I could not bounce the car a lot. The shock absorber is almost stuck and leaks as well. So I am in for a rebuild!
I have contacted Max Merritt and Apple Hydraulics so far for price and availability. I will contact kanter as well.
Any suggestion or recommendation is welcome.
Have a good evening.
J-P

Posted on: 2018/10/8 20:37
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