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Rebuilding engine help !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Retro Jim, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    I am rebuilding a 302 with a decent cam .
    My question is what crank & rod bearings do all of you generally use , brand ? I rebuilt many engine in the 70's but we had good American made parts ! Now most is overseas parts and I am unsure on a brand that is good . It's going to be a street car only but will be ran hard when necessary !
    All input will be very help full !
    Thanks !

  2. wildearp
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 522

    from tucson, az

  3. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

    from Dallas, TX

    We usually use clevite 77 at the shop and if not it is ACL. Clevites have pretty cood consistancy as far as thickness goes. That's usually something that shows up in cheaper brands and then you have varying clearances and it cuts down on the longevity of the engine.
  4. Clevites are fine with me too, just buy something made in the US. Real auto parts should have a few to choose from on the shelf. Years back I bought some mail order bearings that were re-boxed and came LOOSE in the main box. They still had that waxed paper around them which protected them somehow.

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  5. Hyway Hauler
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 670

    Hyway Hauler

    Clevite 77 would be my first pick, second choice goes to Sealed Power. These two brands are about the same price.
  6. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    TRW...or clevite77....
  7. Doug Kennedy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 28

    Doug Kennedy

    You will have fine service with Federal Mogul, Clevite, ACL or king bearings
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 846

    from Holly

    Federal Mogul= Mexico
    Clevite= Germany
    ACL= Australia
    King= Isreal.

    If you want american manufactured bearings you have to find "old stock". :eek:

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