Bearings were very impressive on quality. Picture of plastigage is not very good, but we are consistently .002 across the board.Nice! just got all my parts back from the machine shop last week. About to go down the same road using the same bearings. Look forward to seeing your updates. I believe my machine shop replaced the two small plugs on the front of the block using made in house brass plugs.
Nice! i bought a dial indicator and base to try and measure thrust when assembling. We'll see how it goes.Bearings were very impressive on quality. Picture of plastigage is not very good, but we are consistently .002 across the board.
I also worked on the thrust and ended up at .004 but plan on rechecking one more time before the final torque. Very pleased with NDC bearings.
Just did mine and got .004-.005. That's well under .008 in the fsm. Are you not worried about that? I'm guessing it's okay but don't want to toast a motor over something trivial as that.