1. tbm3fan

    tbm3fan Senior Member

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    Ok, since I was bringing down a 289 intake for hot tanking I thought I would bring down my very heavily caked timing cover. Thought I would remove the seal and saw what looked like a flange on the outside. I'm going this is very different from the way Ford did it. So I go to the FSM to take a look. What? The FSM shows a unique tool for removing and inserting the seal and I don't have that. Who does?

    Is it needed or is there a way around?
     
  2. gyknot

    gyknot New Member

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    I've driven them out with a regular punch. Just have to be careful not to bend the flange in the cover is all. They shouldn't come out all that hard.
     
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    I did some head scratching on this too after reading the manual. However, it came out easily with some careful driving at an angle from the outside with a drift or flat screwdriver. And yeah, make sure that flange has no deformity!