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  1. There are seal pullers that involve a sort of sheet metal screw driven into the original seal to pull it out. That outer seal has a very narrou crossection and that type od puller may not work. The inner seal will mean getting into the trans and, unfortunately, that is usually the major leaker
  2. Bobs seal is correct for one of the shifter shafts. There is a second, vertical shaft that controls the transition from reverse and first to second and third (I dont remember what it is called). This shaft is a chronic leaker and there isnt a seal provided. However in rebuilding a '41 Buick Super, I used 2 "O" rings on that shaft, inside the transmission. The "O" rings are compressed some by the installation of the operating lever and the last I heard it isnt leaking. Replacing that first seal may be problematic. Since we were doing a complete trans rebuild, what we did w
  3. If the car has not been run in a long time, drop the pan. It is very likely there is a lot of sludge that may block the oil pump pickup - leading to bearing failure on startup
  4. I believe those bearings are still being made and they are called "water pump bearings". A bearing supplier should be able to get them for you. You can use the rest of the components from an E Bay kit.
  5. Terry, I believe that originally the fuel lines were brass.
  6. For what it is worth, my '38 model 81 originally had a continuous straight grain pattern
  7. My '38 46s has no grommets either. I have had 2 and they were the same. Also, the mirrors are all metal construction and woodgrained.
  8. You guys are confusing pressure with flow rate
  9. why not just straighten them? They wont loose strength
  10. The inner fender splash guards are part of the fender. The engine side panx are metal.
  11. Try a simple tune up. Modern mechanics dont even know what points are.
  12. Neil is right on. None the less it is annoying. Anyone who haunts the sites recognize the dealers whose prices are many times that of others.
  13. Crank journal information is on page 6-77 in the '38 shop manual (very end of engine section)
  14. To beat a dead horse..... The last time I had the pan off my E-45 I wanted to know just what the oil levels were as indicated by the gage. I filled the pan to the various indicated marks on the gage. This is what the oil level looked like with the gage at full. You can just see the gage at the lower right. Not much below the edge of the troughs. (I had forgotten I had done this)
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