|Dr. Bert said: (quoted from post at 18:40:19 02/13/14) During teardown, each rod cap was indelibly marked with an electric grinder, both for position and direction.|
Good deal. May try loosening the pan just to see if it's the seals.
Last one I did with new sleeves and rings was real tight. I just kept turning it over with a breaker bar and socket on the crank nut. That loosened it up considerably.
Another guaranteed lockup is if the pistons hit the head? Did you have either the head or block skimmed.
Is it on a stand or installed? Out of gear? Clutch not stuck? Just grasping at straws now without seeing it. This post was edited by JCinKY at 19:17:33 02/13/14.