We’ve never had a problem with Rust-Oleum so after a few coats of black High Heat Ultra our new block was looking great.
After painting the block it was time to install our King Race Bearings.
There’s not much to it when it comes to bearing install. Just make sure the block surface and the back of the bearings are clean and pop them on in. We also used Redline Assembly Lube to keep the bearing surface protected and ready to fire up.
Once the bearings were in we moved on to installing the ARP main studs. You’ll want to put them all in by hand, and then use a torque wrench to finalize the installation.
Now it’s time to set in the crank. Make sure you take your time as dropping the crank on a bearing or scoring it can really ruin everything you’ve been working on.
Now that you have the crank in, it’s time to cap her off. Again, we used Redline Assembly Lube on the journals as we installed the main caps.