73SpeedBuggy
I'm working on my first engine rebuild.  I've got the crank and camshafts and all their associated bearings in place and I've got the two halves mated and torqued.  I was just about to put on the crankshaft pulley when I realized that there's no seal at the rear of the crankshaft. There's just that concave washer (apparently called an oil slinger?).  Is this correct or am I missing something?  How does the oil not fly out of there if it's right? 

Second, I noticed (the crankshaft pulley is not on yet) that I have about 1/8-1/4" back and forth play on the crankshaft.  Is this normal at this stage of the game or is something wrong?
-Adam
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Ryan
There are spiral grooves cut in the OD of the pulley nose.  As the pulley spins, the oil is forced back into the case.  It works most of the time.
The play you're seeing is because you probably don't have the flywheel on yet.  The shims between the flywheel and crankshaft are how you set end play.  So with the flywheel off, the crank will move freely.  --Ryan

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73SpeedBuggy

Excellent, sounds like I haven't managed to royally hose this up just yet then!

-Adam
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