As long as everything was measured and checked your piston assembly should drop down the cylinder with little to no trouble.
Here’s what the underside of your engine should look like. See why you want to make sure your crank journal is at the bottom of the stroke? Imagine if that rod end scratched the journal… back to the machine shop!
Cap her off, torque her down and repeat 5 more times…
…congratulations! You now have 3.2 liters of fun.
But we’re not done yet! Since we elected to go with ARP main studs which happen to be a bit longer, notching of the oil scraper was a necessity.
With the whole “while we’re in there” mentality we got some new OE timing chains from Pelican Parts. Pelican Parts has been a great asset as their office is literally 10 minutes from the palatial MotoIQ Headquarters, and they've usually had everything we needed in stock.