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markfavale Mark Favale
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Hello All-
Is there a gasket that goes between the rear engine plate and the transmission?
Thanks,
mark



Mark
Portland, CT
53 TD with an 18V

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and6412 Andrzej Wojcik
Poland - Krakow, Poland   POL
1965 MG MGB "Crisp"
1976 Mercedes-Benz SLC
NO

Instead, there are gaskets (two) between engine plate and engine itself.

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markfavale Mark Favale
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
thank you!



Mark
Portland, CT
53 TD with an 18V

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markfavale Mark Favale
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
And a follow up question-
I picked up a new rear main seal. Was it a mistake to install it into the plate? Should have I put on the plate first, and then fit it in?



Mark
Portland, CT
53 TD with an 18V

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Speedracer Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Hap Waldrop
Greenville, SC, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB Racecar "The Biscuit"
In reply to # 3696398 by markfavale And a follow up question-
I picked up a new rear main seal. Was it a mistake to install it into the plate? Should have I put on the plate first, and then fit it in?

No it is common to install with the plate off, Moss makes installation kit for folks to do with the plate intact for engines already assembled, but it is perfectly normal to do this with the plate on the bench. Get something wide, a piece of 2x6 works well and tap it in place, remember to grease the seal lips well before installing the plat onto the block with the seal in place, many seal failures happen at installation because people didn't grease the seal lips.



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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
In reply to # 3696420 by Speedracer No it is common to install with the plate off, Get something wide, a piece of 2x6 works well and tap it in place, remember to grease the seal lips well before installing the plat onto the block with the seal in place,

Oh yeah the 'old lump of timber' technique, works every time. cool smiley

Pack the spring side of the seal with grease to help support it when installing the plate to engine.

B

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markfavale Mark Favale
Portland, CT, USA   USA
1953 MG TD
Great. Thanks a lot, everyone.



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Portland, CT
53 TD with an 18V

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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, AB, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
To add one more question to the topic, I imagine from Bruce photo that the seal should be installed flush with the plate surface (which faces away from the engine). Correct?



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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
In reply to # 3696443 by Ahmed To add one more question to the topic, the seal should be installed flush with the plate surface (which faces away from the engine). Correct?

yes, and don't forget to use the seal retainer plate. winking smiley

B



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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, AB, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
Thanks Bruce.. thumbs up smileys with beer



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ohlord Gold Member Rob C
North of Seattle, N.W., USA   USA
1957 Land Rover Series I "EYEYIYI"
1971 MG MGB
1971 MG MGB "Bedouin 2"
Did you check for need of a speedi-sleeve ?

In reply to # 3696398 by markfavale And a follow up question-
I picked up a new rear main seal. Was it a mistake to install it into the plate? Should have I put on the plate first, and then fit it in?



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It's gonna take me where I'm bound
It's a long way around"



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Vietnam 1969-1972

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