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  1. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I've had an oil leak at the valve lifter cover on my 235. Here are some photos. The cover is not warped, and the flange on the engine is flat. Could it be that the indentations at the bolt attachments are the problem? Are those indentations suppose to be there? Perhaps overtightening the bolts...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    This is a 350 ci crate engine in a '56 stock frame with Turbo 350 trans... If it's possible I'll try it, otherwise the engine has to come out... it's pouring oil!~ Is there any other source for 'lots of oil'?? I haven't yet checked the oil pressure sending unit; I recall having that problem...
  3. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    For years I've been living with what I assumed to be a rear main seal leak. Not a lot of oil, but enough to warrant a drip pan in the garage. Since the Gen 1 small blocks have been know for this issue for as long as I can remember, I assumed that this was the problem. While lying under the...
  4. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a 235 that I rebuilt a few years ago with maybe only 100 miles on it since I replaced all the gaskets. I now have the car in a drivable condition again, but there is a pretty good oil leak on only the front of the motor. I snugged down all the bolts on the timing cover and oil pan (except...
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