So today I attempted for the second time to assemble the engine block. The first time I tried I broke a piston ring meaning that I had to order a whole new set of the things. The 2 most important things when doing an engine assembly are cleaning (mostly with kerosene) and lubrication.
For engine assembly lube I am using Torco MPZ and CRC Sta Lube. For anything that needs oiling I am using Penrite HPR 50 Mineral Oil. And for seating seals I am using Valplex MP Grease.
Here are the NPR Piston Rings and Clevite Bearings after they were thoroughly cleaned in Kerosene and then dried off.
Here are my assembled pistons before they are lubed and inserted into the block
And here is the end result.