This is continued from an earlier post. I thought I'd start fresh. I wasn't doing it wrong. I put a straight edge accross the journals this morning and sure enough the center main is a few thousants high. I was wondering why when I was cleaning up the old shims I had 21 instead of 18. It was probably never done right. Here's a new question. I take the block and have it line bored. How do I make up for the extra diameter in the center journal, Add a shim behind the cap bearing?
I should have known. I picked up my crank and block (crank ground, block hot tanked) Friday. My engine kit arrived. Got the block on the engine stand and did some finish cleaning so that Saturday and Sunday I could finish the rebuild. It was just going too smooth.