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Crankshafts have a fillet on them where the journal meets the crank throw (no 4 above).
Connecting rods have a large chamfer on one side that corresponds with the fillet on the
crank throws.(no 10) And the connecting rod bearing shell actually sits slightly off -center
so it does not rub against the fillet on the crank as well... I installed every one of my
connecting rods in the wrong position. They should have been 2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8, 7
according to how I had them stamped. I did not know this and I also should have noticed
the chamfer on the rods going the wrong direction as I installed each one....
I found this picture below that actually clearly shows my screw-up. You can see the chamfer around
the rod beside the bearing shell as it is about to be installed up against the other connecting rod
INSTEAD of up against the fillet between the journal and the crank throw where it should be.
I labeled it for your viewing pleasure.