Finally decided to address the drip drip coming from the real main engine seal. I needed to replace the clutch and figured if I was going that far, what else (or trouble) could I get into.
Anyway, I have a 109 ex-mod rhd (1974?). The trans came out easily - dropped the cross member and lowered the trans and transfer case with a jack. (Replaced trans and transfer seals.) The clutch assembly, flywheel, inner bell housing and oil pan removed with little effort.
Now stuck. I am having a problem removing the rear lower main bearing end cap. I believe you are supposed to use a 'soft' drift to punch it out, or in this case, down. I am not having any success. Reluctant to get out a bigger hammer or 'harder drift'.
I am open to any alternate methods that you have used and found to be effective. Need to get this taken care of, getting cold up here in Maine.