I have had dirt go through the engine - stood for approx 3 yrs before firing up. The crank is fine but the bearings are showing damage. This is why I want to do it in place - another is that it is in a '39 chev which means pulling the whole front off the vehicle to get the engine out. What is your advise for rolling the bearings out?
I am going to press the accept button because your answers are just what I needed to know. Now I am being a pig and just need to know a couple of things - Obviously the bearings need to be oiled well, however does it help to pump the oil pump with a drill prior to firing up?