Originally Posted by Mertz
I took the crank out of my 283 and noticed that the bearings on the block side are grey except the first bearing which is slightly worn and shows some silver. On the bottom side the rear and front bearings are grey. Two other have grey with skips of silver and the second bearing from the back is almost all silver. I would have expected more wear for a 65. There was a lot of oil in the bearings. Were these incorrectly gapped with too much clearance or is that how they are supposed to look?
Sounds close to perfect. Blocks aren't perfectly straight, nor are cranks. Cranks aren't perfectly balanced one crank pin to the next and operation causes all sorts of twisting and unwinding. The wear sounds like it's in millionths of an inch which is mighty, mighty good. I surely wouldn't do anything like align boring or honing to the block, it's unlikely the situation you see can be improved upon. Same goes for the crank.