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Old 07-23-2010, 08:13 PM
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colbalt327 I need your help

You were kind enough to help me with a water leak on my 1940 Plymouth that I thought was leaking from the timing chain cover. After replacing the timing chain cover gasket it leaked much worse when the engine was running and dripped about the same as it did before, when engine was off.

Upon close examination, I saw that it was dripping out between the engine and the plate the timing chain cover bolts pass through, and go into the engine block.

My Question is this: do I need to remove the top pulley to get this plate off? Also, will I be able to remove the plate and timing chain cover together?

You were a big help when you told me how to remove the crank nut that held on the bottom pulley so I could remove the timing chain cover. I sincerely hope you can help me with this. You seem to know a lot about the old flat head 6 cly engines.

As you probably guessed, I am a rookie and need all the help I can get.

I really appreciate your expert advise.

Dan the Autonut

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Old 07-24-2010, 02:29 AM
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Dan, to connect to the P15-D24 forum, CLICK HERE. That is where I found the photos that I posted on the crank pulley thread.

You should register as a member there before using the search function, it is maddening to keep getting an error message that the verification phrase that you have to type in is wrong- when you know damn well it was NOT wrong.

But back to your question. The upper pulley is connected to the water pump. It is separate from the plate itself, although removing it may make it easier to do the balance of the job.

The timing gear will need to come off before the plate will come off. Be sure that you turn the engine to align the timing marks on the timing gear before removing them- and then don't turn the engine over. This will make reassembly easier when the time comes. It would be a good time to replace the timing set, anyway, IMO.

Good luck.
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