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Asking for a co-worker.

Before sending the block for machining, they did not mark anything. Rod, main caps...nothing. It was given to the machine shop in pieces. The shop rebuilt the short block and assembled everything.

What problems could he have down the road? How important is it to reassemble everything the way it came out? Will this affect the longevity of the engine?

The engine is a chevy 350 bored 30 over...

Thanks in advance....

Joe
 

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Is not hard to get them back together. First the mains if you are a 4 bolt you only have to deal with the three center caps. Just snap them in and feel the part line between the cap and the block. if you feel a step then is wrong.. If not look at the hone marks and its like looking a finger print no two are the same. you can follow the marks around the cap and if it belongs there they will match. when you think you have it break out the dial bore gauge and toqure down the caps and measure them. The rods is harder since you have 8 caps and 8 rods. Look at the hone marks and look at the shamfer (sp) on the side of the rod not all are the same. again once you think you have them then check them on a rod machine. I've done this thousands of times, you would not beleive how many people dont know the caps have to go back where they came from.

8843astro said:
Asking for a co-worker.

Before sending the block for machining, they did not mark anything. Rod, main caps...nothing. It was given to the machine shop in pieces. The shop rebuilt the short block and assembled everything.

What problems could he have down the road? How important is it to reassemble everything the way it came out? Will this affect the longevity of the engine?

The engine is a chevy 350 bored 30 over...

Thanks in advance....

Joe
 
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