On my 25 Coupe, I have a steady drip of oil coming out of the weep hole in the bottom of the starting motor. I tightened all the mounting screws and the oil still runs out of the hole. What could be the reason behind this? Thanks!
Nick, there's a seal that prevents oil getting into the starter, It could be that.
Worn bushing, rebuild the starter with the modern bushes and seal, remember to remove the bendix before pulling the starter off.
Actually, that hole was placed there to prevent the starter getting full of oil when the bushing got worn. Most of time it didn't work, though. The original starter bushing has no seal. As John pointed out there is a new two-piece bushing with oil seal available from the vendors. The trick is that you need to install both bushings, ream to the starter shaft size, remove, then install the seal and both bushings. Kinda of hassle, but it solves the problem.
Sounds like that could be another place to use the epoxy trick to simplify the process?
That means fitting the bushings to the axle before putting them in place, then making them slightly undersize on the outside so they can be epoxied in place with the starter shaft in place to get them in correct alignment.
I've used the trick for upper drive shaft bushings and spindle bushings, but haven't got the chance to try it on a starter bushing yet..
Or maybe only make the outer one undersized on the outside?