Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Westminster Md.
The motor came from a wrecked 93 Gt convert. I bought it from the ins. co. The p.o. had left info in it so I contacted him about the car. He reported no issues at all with the car, he was the original owner and had maintained the car to pass down to his son, car had a fair amount of work done to it ( bolt ons only ) He owns a black top business and shares a storage facility with a landscaper. One night some kids tried to steal the car, when they could not get it started they took a bob cat and rolled the car 3 times then picked it up and put it on his boat. 300k in damages in about 2 hours. Car was considered totaled, so i have no reason to doubt what he tells me as he did not sell it to me. It had just under 100 k on it when I got it and we did not start it in the 93 because they had bashed the column trying to start it and then cut up the wiring to try and hot wire it.
While we had the motor out we did seperate from the trans and replaced the rear main seal, while we were there we also dropped the pan to relace with the one needed to fit the 65, all looked good, so if it is the rear main seal I would guess it was not installed correctly, not that hard an install but murphy's law. I did look at the rear of the intake and it is dry, there may be some oil on the pan mounting lip but I don't think it is from that as it ( the oil ) is on the engine side of the block spacer, I would think if it was the oil pan it would not be on the spacer, but drip down from the pan ? I have to look closer at the area to see if I can see anything before decieding what to do. There does not seem to be too many choices to consider with the engine and trans together. I may look into the dye and black light to see if I can get a better idea of where it is coming from.
Thanks again for your time,
Sucks to be this close and have to pull it back out.....(possibly ) maybe I will get luck and it's the pan or something easier...
65 Fastback "93 5.0, T5, narrowed explorer 8.8.