Just finished a rebuild on my '67 B engine .Static timed it, set
rockers, static carb sync, etc. Topped crankcase with oil and @#$&^ noticed
oil leaking from botttom of the timing cover. Lucky me, engine still on
stand so off with the pulley and cover. Upon inspection I find that the leak
is caused by the cover being dimpled in at all the bolt holes and no amount
of Permatex form-a-gasket would have sealed it(not leaking before did not
entitle me to skip a good inspection ) so shame on me.
First step will be a little tin knocking to see if I can make it flat
again if not I'll be looking for a replacement cover!
Next is a question > Should I use a good oil resistant RTV or the
old standby Permatex Aviation 3H form-a-gasket? Insight welcome.