<table>A year back I posted a question about trying to identify the source of a land transmission leak, where it would losemore than halfof the gear oil into the bilge area after an hour of driving. Didn't drive it far on land this year without putting in a bunch of oil first and finally had time to pull the transmission today. Problem turned out to not be a seal (as far as we can tell but we are thinking of replacing the rear oil seal anyway, since we have it out--we'd replaced the axel seals 2 years ago and they are fine.) but there is this odd little (intentional) closed hole in the casting on the driver's side maybe two inches in front of the axel. It's just big enough to put your finger into and maybe 3/4 an ich deep, but it's solid on the inner portion and not threaded--looks like maybe if they used the casting in another application, there would have been an oil line or plug there? (Does anyone know why this closed hole is in the casting?) Anyway, I took a closer look and found that the closed hole is not quite completely closed--it looks like a flaw in the casting. (Maybe that's one reason why my car only showed 50 miles on the odometer when I got it andbased on the tires and clutch plate and lack of license plate bolt holes when I got it,I think it's very possible that the car was driven on the roadvery little before 1973 when it was last titled before I got it.) Anyway, we are going to tap that hole out and put a 3/8" pipe plug in it as that looks like it will work. It sure was confusing figuring outwhere the oil was leaking out and very annoyingfilling it with oil all the time. Now if we can only get the transmission back in the car as "easy" as it was taking it out (without pulling the engine).