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Old 03-02-2006, 10:08 PM
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454 main cap question

I finally pulled my 454 apart and found trash all over the place. all rods were discolored, 1 rod bearing was MISSING, one wore paper thin( i think thats were the trash came from), 3 main bearings started to spin but there are no grooves or marks on the crank or mains( thank god). but my question is this. the main caps are not put in order. it goes rear cap, 50, 51,53,52. Is that okay? It seems like it should go in order, all the other engines i built did. I know someone did work on this cuz it had a crane cam and the rods are not in the right holes so i dont know if the previous owner messed it up. any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-03-2006, 04:53 AM
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Man that sounds like an oil pump went south in a hurry...?
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:38 AM
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You really can't trust the cast in numbers for their positions. The #5 cap is obvious the rest could be sorted but you would need a dial bore gage to get them matched up.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:18 AM
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So im better off telling the machine shop the situation when i take it to get machined. I dont want them to align hone it with the wrong caps on it .
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:39 AM
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Yes mention to them that the caps aren't in order.

Did you look real close for any stamped numbers on them? Sometimes they're there but really faint.
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Seems to me that most are numbered from the factory, but if you are getting it aligned it shouldn't matter right?
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