Originally Posted by SloopJohnB@mac.com
No…you don't want to do that because the various pistons are at various heights. You put the cam in (I use a little assembly lube on the lobes) and put the bearing caps on and just start the bearing cap bolts. Then bring down the caps maybe one or two turns at a time using the torque sequence.
Make DAMN sure you get the caps on the same way they came off!
Thanks for the direction. The motor was at TDC when I removed the camshaft. So, hopefully, that will eliminate any interference problem.
I'll take the cap bolts down a couple turns at a time following the torque sequence. And, I numbered the caps when I took them out. Will also do the lube.