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Old 08-24-2016, 04:02 PM
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Without bearings is correct it ensures that all the journals are in line
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Correct. I had a girdle in my 460 and the machinist said that the extra clamping force can slightly egg shape the mains. He torqued the girdle to spec without bearings, let the block settle for a week then line bored it true.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:32 PM
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Anytime you hone the main saddles, you want everything (girdle, heads, timing cover) bolted to the block as each part stresses the block differently.

I've put together engines with girdles and you couldn't turn the crank until the girdle was torqued to spec. Alot of engine builders don't have the equipment to be able to hone the mains with the heads and girdle installed. Plus, girdles are a PITA to do correctly.

I would install the main caps/girdle w/o the bearings and check the mains. Use a dial bore gauge. Confirm they didn't distort. Install the bearing and check the opening with the dial bore gauge. Compare the readings to the crank journals. I don't use Plastigauge.

I don't know if the crank was cut. You might have to get a bunch of bearings to mix and match..... .001, .010 to get proper clearance.

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Crank wasn't cut down. Stock bearings but according to my measurements, on the high side of tolerances.
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I know this doesn't completely apply, but when I have had cranks done, I had the shop that did that crank provide the correct bearings and I didn't even check them, because, I'm not a machinist, but they were also stock rebuilds. Is there a consideration of not using the girdle if it wasn't line bored with it?
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Got main bearings ordered. Also have plastigauge to check clearance.
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Got the main bearing in the block and on the pillars. I got the ARP studs in block also. I put ARP assembly lube on the studs going into the block. May not need it but did it anyway.
Need to put my piston cooling jets in. Won't have much room once connecting rods are installed.
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Looks like I'm about .003 oil clearance. Within spec

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I would like to replace my rocker arms. Just think they have a lot of slap and wear. Anybody know of a good place to get a new set?
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