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Whoa ... Stripped block on the engine stand ... pistons, rods, crank, gears, cam, bearings ... all scattered around the shop... How'd THAT happen??
Well, because you are reading this ... it didn't! Congratulate yourself, refill your coffee mug and let's get back to the project!
Continuing our methodical tear down, our next task (with the engine rotated bottom end up) is to remove the oil pan...
Before you remove the pistons
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Remove piston rod caps & pistons
Separate pistons & rods
Main Bearing Caps
Before you remove the main bearing caps, make sure you identify each one for correct reassembly when the time comes. Use that ever present cell phone camera (like we did) to take a picture with the caps in place, with their respective tags and showing the correct orientation. Then, place each cap in a ziplock baggie with its tag.
Lloyd checks the cam bearing journals for wear. It failed.
Jerry checks the crankshaft main journals for wear ... They are still within spec for standard sized bearings!
Camshaft bearing journal sizes (See pg. 8-22 in the Shop Manual)
If the journals exceed .001" out of round, the camshaft should be replaced
We're addressing the scoring in #6 caused by the pieces of the piston making their escape.
Remove the two main oil gallery plugs
Cylinder block front end plate
We' didn't have an Allen key to fit the galley plugs ... so we made one.
Road tube baffle plate
Congratulations!! Your engine is completely disassembled. If the block needs professional machinist attention, now is the time to get that done. As well, anything else that needs machining (crank shaft, rods, cam) should be sent off at this time, too.
WARNING -- Be prepared for a shock. Machine shop work of this sort, especially if the block needs to be cylinder bored and align bored, can cost some real money. Start prepping your significant other/accountant now ... ;)
Also, while everything is off getting work done, you can start hunting up all the other replacement parts you are going to need. Don't order bearings, rings, etc until the machinist tells you how much things have been resized, though.
And when it all comes home, we can start the next phase ....