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Bearing/main cap organizer

Does anyone have a good Bearing/main cap organizer, whether it is homemade or store bought? I want to put the caps back in the correct location and want to have set aside for a while..

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Just mark them with a center punch front to rear, or buy a letter/number punch set from ACE Hardware.
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Bearing/main cap organizer

Another solution is to buy an electric engraver from Lowes. Number the main bearing caps as you remove them. You can also number the rods and the rod bearing caps.
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I wasn't sure if it was soft enough to punch or engrave without ruining something. I knew using a paint stick would come off during cleaning.
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engraving is the most common approach to keeping them in order. The only problem with that is hat if you want to keep bearing shells in order that approach is useless. For the shells as a quick temporary fix I use an egg carton- you can write on it and they keep the the bearings from moving around.

I used to just put them on a labeled sheet of paper but invariably a few of them would move around.
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Ditto the engraver. Marking and center punches displace much more metal.

For bearings, as you disassemble, wash each one "by hand" with brake clean and a soft cloth. Use a Sharpie (permanent marker) and write the number and position on the back.

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Ditto the engraver. Marking and center punches displace much more metal. FWIW. Jim
Displaces too much metal?? We're talking a small dimple, but as you said, FWIW.
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