HOWEVER, I thought the time I did it 40 years ago on a '56 CJ it was a rope seal. If that is the case you need a tool that I threw away years ago, it is like a Chinese finger trap to pull the seal out, and in. These came in a $4 kit with other stuff from NAPA years ago.
I don't see anyone talk about rope seals anymore, mine has a rubber lip seal. That will require a soft brass punch or hardwood dowel to remove.
Read my post below. I have been a mechanic all my life doing this type of work on very large engines. Removing my oil pan has provided more questions than answers.
Drain tube in rear main cap, mine doesn't have it. "O" ring on oil pickup, some do, some don't???
Search your engine and you will come up with horror stories of seals that don't fit for various reasons. Look at message boards 503 and Pirate.
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: Can anyone tell me how big a job it is to
: replace the Fc150 rear-main seal?
: It is a rope seal, have to drop the pan to
: change it, which means you would also need
: the pan gasket, and the timing cover gasket,
: I might be forgetting something else up
: front. Good Luck