What is the acceptable range of crank end play for a freshly rebuilt 350, has not been cranked? Engine has stock crank and rods with standard size bearings. Plan on using a dial indicator to measure end play. Thanks!
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1967 Chevelle SS (Clone)(Project)
Sometimes too much or too little endplay will show up, Make sure thrust bearing and main cap are seated well and against the crank flange. You can loosen the main cap some and tap balancer end of crank with soft mallet or wooden hammer to seat thrust flange against the thrust bearing surface. Retighten and torque, check again.