In Reply to: Re: 9N main bearing studs posted by TheOldHokie on September 29, 2020 at 22:26:11:
The machine shop is looking for the studs as well. He believes they should be correct. If your tolerance is a max of 0.0025 and you have slop of 10 times that because you just stuck a bolt in there, it wouldn't be right, maybe cause the caps to shift, maybe create a wear spot in the bearing inserts.
Does the 8N have the same studs as the 9n? Somebody should have a worn out or cracked engine sitting around...