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Clevite MS590H Main Bearings 1962-01 Ford
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Clevite MS590H Main Bearings 1962-01 Ford



Part #: MS590H
List Price: $156.68
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Ford Clevite H-Series 77, Tri-Metal Main Bearing Set fits the following:
221 CID 3.6L V8 cylinder 1962-1963 (High Performance),
255 CID 4.2L V8 cylinder 1980-1982 (High Performance),
260 CID 4.3L V8 cylinder 1962-1965 (High Performance),
289 CID 4.7L V8 cylinder 1963-1968 (High Performance),
302 CID 5.0L V8 cylinder 1968-2001 (High Performance).
NOTE ALL: H-Series Performance, Grooved Upper Halves Plain Lower Halves.

Clevite Main Bearing Set part number: MS590H (Standard)

These bearings are identified by a letter H in the part number suffix. Part numbering is based on the same core number as the standard passenger car parts for the same application. These bearings were developed primarily for use in NASCAR type racing, but are suitable for all types of competition engines. 

H series bearings have a medium level of eccentricity, high crush, and main bearings have a hardened steel back and thin overlay. These bearings also have enlarged chambers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance and are made without flash plating for better seating. Bearings with .001” extra clearance are available for standard size shafts and carry the suffix HX” (X = extra clearance).
 
Main bearings are available with standard 180 degrees upper half grooving and with full 360 degrees grooving (H = 180 degrees, HG 360 degrees). Use H series bearings with crankshafts that have oversize fillets and where engines run in the medium to high RPM range. H series bearings should be used if contact patterns obtained with P series parts are too narrow. Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface. See accompanying contact pattern diagrams. If you aren’t sure which type of performance bearing to start with, the H series bearing will be your best choice.

Please note:
Some “H” series bearings will no longer be available with enlarged chambers. Instead, the bearings will be narrowed in place of the enlarged chamber to provide greater crankshaft fillet clearance. The new narrowed bearings will be available with a “HN” suffix and will be replacing the standard “H” suffix part number.

It takes Three Layers to be Number One, and Clevite 77 Tri-Metal are it !

Seizure Resistance:
Tri-Metal bearings have significantly greater seizure resistance than bi-metal bearings, by as much as 40%.
Load Capacity:
Tri-Metal bearings can withstand much higher loads for longer periods of time as compared to bi-metal bearings, over 60% higher.
Embedability & Conformability:
The overlay on a Tri-Metal bearing offers a far more forgiving surface than bi-metal bearings. These features may not be as critical during OE assembly as they once were, but they do offer additional protection that can be extremely beneficial in an engine that is poorly maintained.
Durability:
Clevite 77’s Tri-Metal bearings not only exceed light vehicle OE durability requirements of 150,000 miles, they also exceed heavy vehicle OE durability requirements of 300,000 miles.
Tolerances:
Because the surface layer of a Tri-Metal bearing adds an additional manufacturing step, Clevite regularly hold wall sizes to within .0005” as compared to a bi-metal that can be held to within .0003”. This stack up of tolerances has nothing to do with quality,  suitability, or service life.
Wear Resistance:
While the silicon in the bi-metal material does contribute to slightly improved wear resistance as compared to the Babbitt surface layer of a Tri-Metal material, it’s at the direct expense of embedability and conformability.

Note: Not even all tri-metal engine bearings are the same. If you want the strongest engine bearings of the highest quality, ask exclusively for the original Clevite 77 Tri-Metal Engine Bearings.

Component No. MB-2121H MB-2122H(F)
Positions 1-2-4-5 3
Material TM-77 TM-77
Min. Std. Shaft Diameter 2.2482"
57.1043mm
2.2482"
57.1043mm
Max. Std. Shaft Diameter 2.2490"
57.1246mm
2.2490"
57.1246mm
Min. Vert. Oil Clearance 0.0006"
0.0152mm
0.0006"
0.0152mm
Max. Vert. Oil Clearance 0.0028"
0.0711mm
0.0028"
0.0711mm
Max. Wall 0.0957"
2.4308mm
0.0957"
2.4308mm
Min. Brg. O.D. or Housing Bore 2.4412"
62.0065mm
2.4412"
62.0065mm
Max. Brg. O.D. or Housing Bore 2.4420"
62.0268mm
2.4420"
62.0268mm
Max. Length 0.8900"
22.6060mm
1.1330"
28.7782mm
Competitor Interchanges
Qty
Comp Qty
Comp Part No.
Comp Name
1
1
5M590H-STD
ACL
1
1
MB5161HP
KING
1
1
BC240JH
MAHLE
1
1
HP1125PG
MICHIGAN ENGINE BEARINGS
1
1
129M
SEALED POWER
1
1
VPM91966
VANDERVELL AMERICA INC
*Part of a combination interchange requiring multiple parts competitor parts
When installing any bearing
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO POLISH THE BEARING RUNNING SURFACE WITH ANY TYPE OF ABRASIVE PAD OR PAPER.
Bearing overlay layers are extremely soft and thin, typically .0005” on high performance parts.
These thin layers can easily be damaged or removed by abrasive media. Because the overlay layer is electroplated,
it may exhibit microscopic plating nodules that make it feel slightly rough.
The nodules are the same material as the rest of the plated layer and will quickly be flattened by the shaft.
Bearing Material Tri metal, TM-77
Bearing Usage Performance
Brand Clevite Engine Parts
Groove Location Upper
Groove Style 1/2
Grooved Bearing Yes
Part Type Main Bearings
Product Line Clevite H-Series Main Bearings
Quantity Sold as a set of 5.