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    Digging the old gasket out of the oil pan is easy, so is installing the new rope gasket half in the pan. How about the rope gasket on the engine block. What is the best method for removing this old rope half and then reinstalling the new rope half.

  • #2
    Are you asking to do this with the crank still in the block?

    If you are, I haven't found a way without at least dropping the crank. As long as the crank is there, it is a royal PIA.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      You might be able to do it with a set of Chinese fingers and or combo of loosening the mains
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        So as far as you know, no one tries to install the rope gasket in the block unless the crank shaft is out. I guess the rope pretty much flattens out as the crank is tightened in.
        So trying to squeeze it in is not a good practice.


        • #5
          This is the tool i mentioned.

          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr


          • #6
            Thanks I'll have to purchase that and give it a try


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