Re: Changing 1972 Skylark 350 Oil Gasket
I have done this many times on my 71 and I'm going to comment on your post. With all due respect.
Starter needs to be removed. I don't think so.
Wire harness block that runs along the borrom of the block needs to be unbolted and moves out of the way. No, Stop, Don't!
If you have a single exhaust, it will probably have to be dropped off the manifolds to get clearance. Maybe, I always had duals.Disconnect the exhaust from headers/manifolds!
Remove the fan and/or fan shroud. You can, but I never had to.
Remove the two engine mount bolts.
Place a block of wood on top of your jack, and place it directly under the harmonic balancer. DO NOT use the balancer!!! I ruined one this way, and I had TONS of "fun" trying to find another one locally. The problem is you can make outer ring slip off. After that, you have to have someone professionally fix the balancer, or get another one. Use the crank pulley.
All you need is a couple inches so you can slide the pan backwards and clear the crank.
It's a pain in the butt, but only takes a few hours.
It could be your rear main seal that's leaking. Once your pan is off it is easy to change that too.
71 Skylark 350-4V
Ken G. 1973 Q-Jet
D5 GN Converter/200R4
3.42 Posi Rear
Either this Car kills me, or I kill the car first!