Today was spent assembling the piston and con rod assemblies,fitting the new rings after checking them in the bores to ensure the ring gasp is correct . Then fitting the crank followed by fitting the crank seal . a little task which can up to an hour to get right so the crank doesn’t leak.
The block was repainted to an original type of black finish
With new side plates and fasteners the short block is beginning to look like an engine again.