Friday, April 20, 2012

Heading in the Right Direction Again

Last night I verified the GUP main crankshaft bearings I’d installed previously in Ringo’s engine were too worn – the plasti-gauge showed clearances greater than GM specified. With the new main bearings in place, I commenced reassembly. I got the camshaft installed carefully matching the marks to ensure the proper timing. The block halves were bolted together followed by the bellhousing. That allowed me to put the engine back on the engine stand. Next to be bolted on were the rear engine cover and the harmonic balancer. After slipping each piston/rod assembly into their proper cylinders, I carefully installed the six sets into the engine. At that point, it was time to call it a day.

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