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BattlestarOne
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posted 05-05-2006 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne        Reply w/Quote
I know there's a MEL expert that hangs out around here...

I'm putting together a '59 Mercury Park Lane with the 430 engine. Does anyone make a neoprene rear main seal?

It just seems like I always get a seepage with the old rope seals.

Or if there's something that will work with a minor trimming......or whatever....I used a 460 seal on a '31 Buick Straight 8 a few years ago and it worked fine!

Moneymaker
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posted 05-05-2006 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Not sure but I can find out from our contacts at Victor on Monday.
Crabby Gary might know of one as he hangs out on the MEL forums a lot.

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-06-2006 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
Alex,

There is also supposedly one (neoprene) available from FEL-PRO. If your parts man is good and is willing to chase these old parts, can you give me a PN for future reference?

BattlestarOne
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posted 05-06-2006 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne        Reply w/Quote
Thank You, Sirs.

I just called the local NAPA and he said no listing, but I'm pretty sure they don't carry Fel-Pro.

I'll dig more and if I find anything I will advise.

Alex, if you could check that Victor I would appreciate it!

Moneymaker
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posted 05-06-2006 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Will do guys.
My guy will check all available options including competitors so if there is one I will get the part number and post it.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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coupe3w
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posted 05-11-2006 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for coupe3w        Reply w/Quote
Found it Fel-Pro# BS30141

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BattlestarOne
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posted 05-11-2006 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne        Reply w/Quote
Why does that number look so familiar....;-)

Moneymaker
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posted 05-25-2006 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
We only offer a rope style seal for the 430, our part number is JV701.

Hope this helps!
Thank You,
David Logan
Clevite Engine Parts
Product Development GM Gasket
Office: 734-975-7967
Fax: 734-975-7825

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA & SS/MA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,'03,'04 &'05
First NHRA & IHRA 289 automatic Superstock Mustang in the TENS 06-99
First SS/MA in the TENS 04-03
IHRA division 5 Superstock Champion
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28

The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

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