Re: Should a newly installed crank be tight?
In your case the joint should appear seamless. Being they are the orignal caps.
I did do a big block once where I took 4 bolt caps off a block I didn't care to use, and installed them on a 2 bolt case. Since there was a slight lack of meat doing it this way,a couple of the joints didn't appear to line up perfect.
But it worked just fine. This was a 8000 rpm race engine,and never had a bearing failure.
But like I said, in your case they should have come out perfect.