Naw. It's the old style front cover- except the seal presses
in from the front. Here's the seal number if anyone needs it-
2692 (Timken). Got it from Autozone for 10 bucks. It's the
good seal with the flange, unline the flangeless seals that
most places sell.
I didn't finish the job till midnight because I made a tool to
use the dampner bolt to press the seal into place
I have a similar question. I have a late model 5.0 block but want to use my 67 289 timing cover. Can this be done? if so what seal should I get?
Also it has a cast in timing pointer at 2 o'clock position. Do i need to get a special dampner to line up to 2 o'clock?
Strtcar, yes, it will fit. Use the seal specific for the 5.0 cover (not the 67 one.)
Which side of the engine does your lower radiator hose come out? If it comes out on the passenger side you will need to add a new pointer at about 10 o'clock (like the 67) just to be able to align the timing marks. Otherwise they will be hidden behind the water pump outlet. The exact location of the pointer needs to be TDC for your engine.
If your hose comes out on the driver's side, you will need to use the 2 o'clock location you mentioned. You can either purchase a new balancer (must be 28oz imbalance if your engine is still 67), or determine TDC and add timing tape. Some aftermarket balancers have the timing marks located in both places so that would be your best bet.
Autozone had the front cover seal. Looks like an exact
copy of the old one including the flange. Made by Timken,
it's #2692. Supposedly it's the same seal no matter which
style of front cover you have (original or repro).