Rear Main seal replacement

The rear seal on my 340 was obviously leaking so I thought I would replace it while it is on the stand. Pulled the pump, pulled the cap, still has the OE cork seal.

My dodge manual and my motor manual only show you how to do it with the crank removed. The problem is the block half of course. How do you get it out?

I can't believe you have to loosen/ remove the crank, but can't remember how we use to do them back in the 70's. Ideas? Thanks!

Oh, should I put a new high vloume pump on while I'm at it?
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