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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 03-05-2000 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '68 Small Block Toploader is leaking. It was leaking before I rebuilt it, and still is. What could this be?! I cleaned it and used a new Ford gasket set. I put silicone on the bolts and a little on the gaskets as well. It seems to be leaking where the tailshaft attaches to the case, but It's hard to tell.

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CYCLONE
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From: BLOOMFIELD, NJ, USA
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 03-05-2000 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CYCLONE   Click Here to Email CYCLONE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem...i took the tail off, put on a new gasket and torqued the bolts to their proper specs in a cross pattern. She never leaked again. did you try that?

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Mark
1965 HIPO Cyclone

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 03-05-2000 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never looked for torque specs, I guess that's whats next, thanks.

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David Kee
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From: San Antonio, TX
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 03-05-2000 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Kee   Click Here to Email David Kee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't use silicone on a toploader. Use the yellow 3m on the bolt threads on the tail and bearing retainer. For the torque specs go to www.4speedtoploaders.com/torque&gear.htm

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 03-06-2000 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David..welcome to mustangsandmore...looks like you know a thing or two about toploaders huh!
nice it site.
again welcome to the site
sam

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I65Stang
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From: Antelope, CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 03-07-2000 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought I would say welcome to mustangsandmore David and Cyclone (Mark). Please stick around. You missed one Wal-mart greeter Sam :>).

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Tim
1965 Mustang coupe, 200 ci w/ a Holley 2300
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-07-2000 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, David, and welcome to M&M.

Would you mind if I added your torque spec page to our Archives? That's great info.

I'd be happy to link your shop in our links page, too.

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SteveLaRiviere/Administrator
'72 Mustang Sprint 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac-Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC/CD4E

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David Kee
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From: San Antonio, TX
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posted 03-07-2000 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Kee   Click Here to Email David Kee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the warm welcome! You can link the site and add it to the archives if you like. We are here to help if someone wants to do their own rebuild / upgrade or have us do it for them.

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 03-07-2000 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I'll correct that right NOW!''

Mark,
Welcome!

sam

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-08-2000 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Dave!

That will help many Ford lovers!

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SteveLaRiviere/Administrator
'72 Mustang Sprint 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac-Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC/CD4E

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CYCLONE
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From: BLOOMFIELD, NJ, USA
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 03-10-2000 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CYCLONE   Click Here to Email CYCLONE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for the welcome!!!

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Mark
1965 HIPO Cyclone

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