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TR2/3/3A front main cap sticks proud

sp53

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Well I got the pistons in and have moved on to the front plate. I did notice something that concerns me, but might not be a biggie. The front main cap sticks proud above of the plate surface a little (.003 or so) just from the wiggle room around the bolt housing. My question is should I loosen the cap back up and tap that back that little bit or just let the gasket and sealer deal with it.
To confirm it is possible to have the cap stick out that little bit, I took an old block and tightened the cap, and they do have that much free play. My fear is the crank is in and so are pistons and I am not sure about backing the stuff off or if moving the bearing that (003) latterly would hurt anything.


 

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My first read of your question was that it concerned the height of the cap. I now understand that you are talking about the cap being forward of the block gasket surface. I would fix the latter.
 
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Yes trying to express a problem with written text can be difficult. But you guys are saying it would be OK to loosen and retighten the two bolts on the main front cap and gently tap the cap back that few thousands so the Bear Plate sits dead flat and that should have no effect on the bearing or crank.
 

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Yes trying to express a problem with written text can be difficult. But you guys are saying it would be OK to loosen and retighten the two bolts on the main front cap and gently tap the cap back that few thousands so the Bear Plate sits dead flat and that should have no effect on the bearing or crank.
Yes, exactly.
 
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