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49 ford flathead rear oil seal retainer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coolmilitary, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. coolmilitary
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 120

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    from So Cal

    Does anybody have a source for a 1949 flathead rear oil seal retainer? The cast metal piece that fits into the block and holds the rope seal in place.
    I can't seem to locate one, and mine has gone missing.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    EdiRoy.
     
  2. Dale Fairfax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
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    Years ago mine was the victim of the Redi Strip tank. I found the replacement at Job Lot in NYC. However, I've been told that Ford Tractors (8N or Golden Jubilee) used the same part. There are probably some shops that still deal in them since those tractors never get scrapped.
     
  3. farcus1
    Joined: Mar 4, 2008
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    Best I can figure the same seal channel was used in all the ford V8 and 4 bangers from 32 to 53. I have several and the ones from my 32 B engine are the same as the one from my 8BA.
     
  4. flatjack
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    32 to 53 were NOT all the same.
     
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  5. Vergil
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
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    Send me a pm with an address and I will send you one.

    Vergil
     
  6. coolmilitary
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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    Hi Virgil,
    Wow, that is so cool of you. I pm'd you with my address. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

    Take care.

    EdiRoy.
     
  7. Vergil
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    EdiRoy, will take it to the post office tomorrow. (okay went to the post office and is now mailed) good luck on the build.

    Vergil
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  8. coolmilitary
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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    coolmilitary
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    Your word is as good as gold. Got the retainer, and it fits perfect.
    Thank you!

    EdiRoy
     
  9. Vergil
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    Glad you could use it EdiRoy, it wasn't doing anyone any good just laying there and a big thank for the great tee shirt you sent me (I think I got the better deal)

    Veregil
     
  10. You guys really have me stumped, I'm just putting in a rear seal and can't figure out what the rear seal retainer looks like that you talk about !! :confused: Now I'm afraid I don't have one.
    Do you by any chance have a pic of one ??
     
  11. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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  12. Thanks, no I don't have that retainer. :confused: Is it used on all blks/pans ?
    I have a 49-53,( not sure exactly what yr because of ser # on blk), and a pan with the 6 inch clean-out in the bottom. I was told this is a truck pan ? The two rear seals do not line up with each other. The pan holds the blk seal from rotating out, but I'm not sure what holds the seal in the pan from spinng out. The 2 halfs are off-set the width of the seal. Wish I could draw you a pic. If all this isn't clear maybe I should try to take a couple pics and post them.
     

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