Just saw this thread.
Is the engine back together yet?
just saw your post
Wife and us decided to re-do according to specs 'while we are in there and have some top end people do the boring
great bunch of people.
A VERY high end shop [won't say, NASCAR, Infineon one of top two in the US
still working on the solution to the Crank caps before the final bore drill.
Two solutions for the cap play: 1. Torque caps to spec, put in the honing mandrel, look for play:
a. play only on one side or other, then face, plane/hone, and tap back into place. b. if both sides look near same, then stake the sides for same effect.
Once that is done, then plane the cap facing [sides to the block/mate face] by a [I'll use the term loosely here] small thou. and THEN, put in the bore and enlarge the center/crank holes to specs.
The crush should be fine and the flang holes/sockets area for each bearing is on.
STILL waiting on some parts. Valve guides in--better than OEM and to spec for each hole [7$/hole, not $200+OEM/hole]. Rings [not the OEM $300/hole ones, but better for about $30/hole....] Bits, pieces, and RICAMBI other stuff...NOT ordered by me. and HILL bearings.
Will try to do the bottom this Sat. but if all the pieces not there, might move on to grind the valves and other little 'stuff'...depends if the wife going this route or what.
AT LEAST the 456 is back as of Tues. and that will make driving to the shop, as the Mexican food, FUN.
will keep up dated.