Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
It's actually a 1970 402 engine, but anyway.
The "396" engine currently in my 68 (originally an SS350) runs strong, but has this nasty oil leak coming from the back of the block inside the bell housing somewhere. It only leaks while the engine is running, pressurized. I inspected the best I could around the rear main seal from under the car with the tranny, clutch etc. all in place and it does not seem to be coming from there. Where else could it be comming from back there? The oil tends to get onto the flywheel and then gets slung all over the inside bell housing. I was wondering about the rear cam plug. How hard are these to repair? Can they be repaired reliably without disassembling my top end?
I want to make this engine last until I save up enough for a 454 or 502, and aside from this leak, it's up to the task.
ZZ502; TKO-600; 3:73 Moser 12-bolt w/Detroit TruTrak; SSBC Force 10 4 wheel power disks;QA1 Coil Overs; Global West Tubulars;GNX Quick Ratio 12:1 PS; Hotchkis Front Sway Bar
87 Buick Grand National (does 10's)