This was getting into the meat of the matter. I was in denial about the rear main... must have been the tranny input seal leaking? Talked to Hucky, he walked me through the process of replacing the rear main... and off we go, with serious trepidation (maybe even doubts?).
But, as I read over and over in these threads, just jump in, read everything you can, and go for it. So, out come the heavy duties: brace that flywheel, find the 1/2' drive set, l-e-a-n on that breaker bar.... she eases out! Those are serious metallurgy in those flywheel bolts. But, with the proper "coaching" and proper TOOLS, in no time, the flywheel is off, and the mysteriously infamous "rear main seal" comes into view...
Photo: taking off the flywheel