Hi all

I have been slowly rebuilding my 50 Special engine. I have got to the stage of closing the cases now and am finding that once the cases are closed the crankshaft binds on the rotary pad and won't move at all.

I have put on a nu204 2 part flywheel side bearing as it was such a PTA to get the crank out of the cases with the 1 piece bearing in it.

Before closing the cases when it's mounted in the clutch side bearing it does rotate. When the cases are closed it pushes the webs onto the rotary pad.

I did not have the crank aligned could it be that it's out of alignment?