<VV> Installing a LM Engine Perimiter Rubber Seal

Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen arlettecarl at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 11 18:46:03 EST 2018

G’day everyone,
Thanks to the helpful advice that I receive from Virtualvair subscribers, I now have the completely restored drive train installed back into our RHD ‘65 Monza convertible.  But now I am facing the next challenge of installing the large perimiter rubber engine seal. Here is how I am attacking this task. Hopefully this is the best method.

Prior to Engine Installation I........
Test fitted the perimiter seal to the engine itself to ensure that there would be enough length to fit around the full length of the engine tinware.
Then removed the rubber seal from the engine and installed it to the car’s body (engine opening).

After Engine / Drive Train installation I.......
Am currently ‘SLOWLY’ working my way around the engine in an attempt to get the rubber to ‘seat - fit - install’ correctly to engine tinware.

It has occurred to me that perhaps I should have installed the seal to the engine first before attaching it to the body, but I am not keen to undo the progress I have made to date. The corners seem to present the greatest difficulty and it’s anything but easy. Am I doing anything wrong? Or is this a task I just have to keep going on to achieve a good fit?

Any advice and or encouragement would be appreciated.

Happy New Year to everyone from Australia
Carl Kelsen
RHD 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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