Quote Originally Posted by bertsmobile1 View Post
You are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Take the sump along to your local bearing supplier alone with the measurement of the crankshaft
Ask them for a seal to fit.
If you ask them nicely a lot will actually push the seal in
As mentioned earlier the seal goes just below the very end of the hole
From your photo it looks like the sump has a larger hole , which is where the seal would go then a step then a smaller hole then an even smaller hole for the crank shaft to run on.
People do all sorts of strange things to engines for all sorts of reasons so unless you have owned this one from new anything could have happened.
IT was not uncommon for machinists to buy junked engines that have siezed then machine the cases for a bush.
Of junked sunps plates and machine the opening larger for an oversized seal because the sump plate was damaged.
I am probably making a mountain out of a molehill. I posted my issue hoping someone had come across this same issue in the past. I do appreciate all the tips and information provided.