- 1955-1959 292 V8
- 1955-1957 272 V8
- 1960-1962 292 V8
The rear main seal is located directly behind the rearmost main bearing journal of the crankshaft.
Its job is to keep the oil that sloshes around in the crankcase and oil pan from escaping out the back of the engine. Symptoms of failure are usually a wet area on the rear of the oil pan, an oily wet spot on your driveway or a completely oil covered transmission. Replacing this seal will ensure a leak free engine.