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Chasing dreams with a ball bat
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Guys,

Got a quick question: I changed the cam in my 355 sbc, and now it's time to put her back together again.

Is there a way to seal up the timing cover without dropping the pan at all? I have a aluminum timing cover and Moroso oil pan and I think it takes the thick gasket.

ANy tips or pointers would be appreciated. Don't want to have pesky oil leaks.
 

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you need to move the pan if only a little. Most guys just loosen the pan bolts and let it sag a little, you only need a 1/4 inch or so. Get your timing cover sealed up nice, then put your pan up against it and torque everything twice, you should be fine!

K
 

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Another tip to the above is to trim the sharp corner edges of the timing cover lip that slips into the front of the pan. This is also a lot simpler if you have a one-piece pan gasket.
 

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Chasing dreams with a ball bat
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The motor is in a 48 F1 pickup and it's not real easy to drop the pan at all. Crossmember is a pain. No way to get around it? :mad:

Cheat?

Something?
 

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Chasing dreams with a ball bat
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that's what I'm talking about.

thanks!

What if I reuse the compressed rubber gasket and apply a little silicone to it? Probably better off using the new one?

I don't have any friends to help me.

J/K - my neighbor is always willing to lend a hand. Maybe even my wife if I'm nice and promise "things" to her.
 
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