I know very little about bearings, but they are not supposed to look like this right? All the rod bearings look like this:
I'm confused...the machinist resized the rods, and you slapped it together with used bearings???Here is the full story, I'll keep it short: I bought the motor for another car, got new stock sized pistons and rings, slapped it together and it sat, I never ran it. A year later I remembered the bearings looking sketchy, so I tore it back down which is where I am at today.
When I mic'd the cylinder bores, they were within stock specs, I could not feel or measure a lip, and they still showed x-hatching. I HOPE I can get away with some machine work to the lower end, and be able to use my new pistons and rings that I already have with a light hone. The rods were put on the pistons by a machine shop a year or so ago, he said he also rounded out the crank ends on them.
I'm not sure if he re-sized them or not, he was a strange old man and the only thing I remember was him saying he did work to the big ends, maybe he said he "cleaned them up" or something. I never ran it like that, and after two years of experience I figured I better tear it apart and do it right, which brings me to where I am todayI'm confused...the machinist resized the rods, and you slapped it together with used bearings???
Anyway, if the crank is ok, get it polished and throw in a new set of bearings.