Parts are cleaned, new parts added, ready to reinstall in my '49 8N. Before I do may I ask:
1) Is there any advantage to flushing out the transmission cavity with the leftover Diesel oil that the pump soaked in?
2) The pump had a thicker gasket than the one I got from my supplier, which is quite thin. I can make a thicker one out of gasket material; is that a good idea?
3) Does anything go on the gasket before install? I know better than to use sealer; anything else?