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How to waste an hour on something simple. 😏    Was fitting my 48 Dodge crankshaft in the 53 block, just to make sure it fit, wasn't bent, etc.  Reminded me to clean the main caps and bolts up. Okay.   Fit the first 3 mains, fine.  Tighten down. No problem. Get to the rear main, won't go down all the way. Tap lightly, nope.  Take it off, check the edges.  Clean a burr off. Back on. Nope.   Repeat 3 -4 times.   Take bearing off to see if that's it.  Nope.


I'll try the main cap from the 48, to see if that will tighten up and close the gap.





IT HAS A GASKET ON IT, THE GAP IS FOR THE GASKET..NOW I REMEMBER...🤨😒 🤪   Need a head banging emoji.   Sometimes you just do stupid stuff.

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6 hours ago, Booger said:

It happens.. its all apart of the learning process. Why are there extra parts????

Someone gave me a 53 D46 block with extra pistons and rods. My other 48 block might have been okay, but it was leaking antifreeze into the oil pan.  Might have been thru timing cover but was never sure.

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