Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This may sound a bit bizarre, but I had a similar problem on my '79. Oil was leaking from front of oil pan and wind was pushing it on exhaust (it also found it's way to fuel lines on passenger side and to edge of heads- I though it was valve cover for sure, but after replacing cover and gasket twice, I eliminated this suspicion. I took out front pan bolts (under timing cover)- cleaned them and put silicone on them and reinstalled, leak's been gone for a couple years now.
My point is- check pan, if bolts weren't put in with a sealer or loctite they will work their way out over time and squirt oil in all sorts of strange ways.