I got the crank tool set up. I made some stops out of old 175 connecting rod pins. I have plenty of them. These ensure that the center webs are the correct distance apart. The pins are really hard. There is an automotive machine shop down the street from where I work. I asked if they could machine them to be all the exact length. They said sure. I cut down the pins to close to length (or so I thought) with a cut off wheel and die grinder. When I dropped them off the guy I talked to had left. I left the measurement and my number and the guy there said "do you know how long this is going to take?" I left and a while later I got a call and didn't recognize the number. After I figured out it was the machine shop I called back and the guy said if I came in sat morning, Greg (the other guy) would be in and he would probably show me the setup on their machine and let me do it myself.
Saturday morning I met Greg at the machine shop and he showed me how to setup the pins in a Sioux pin grinder. One grinder was more powerful but the pins were too short for the holder. The other machine looked to be about 50 years old but not as powerful. You have to make small cuts in fine increments. After a while and lots of sparks, I thought I was making enough progress to measure the first pin. I could barely tell I had it on the grinding machine. After about a half an hour I decided to take the pins back down to my shop and speed things up on the old bench grinder. I ground them to around a few thou of what I thought I needed. I went back and finished them up. My first measurement must have been off as I had to grind them a little more than that. After the first one was good, I finished the other two.
I pressed the first centers together later that day after making a simple arm to hold the upper web in the tool. Everything went just as expected. Pressed together very nice. The only problem is I thought the new connecting rod pins were within a few thou of the BS pins. The BS pins are 48mm and the Suzuki pins are 48.8mm. They seem to be too close to rubbing on the inside of the cases so I need to grind them down first before I can assemble the rest of the crank.