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Clevite MS540HK

Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with Standard Size

Clevite MS540HK

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Clevite MS540HK Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with Standard Size $188.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Chrysler
  • 1956-1973
  • V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340ci (4.5/4.9/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.6L)
  • Standard Size
  • HK Series

  • Clevite MS540HK Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • H Series Bearings - High-Performance Bearing
  • K Series Bearings - High performance bearing with proprietary TriArmorâ„¢ coating applied to the bearing surface.
  • Position number 5 with full grooved main bearings, all others are 1/2 grooved.

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-540HK

    These Tri-Metal 77 engine bearings combine the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer with steel backing and an electroplated babbitt metal. The steel backing provides strength and durability; the babbitt overlay provides the critical surface characteristics of slipperiness and conformability. This ideal design has properties not even found in many original equipment bearings. Clevite offers main bearings, rod bearings and cam bearings in this series.

    H Series -
  • Best to start with when unsure which bearing to choose
  • Medium level of eccentricity and high crush
  • Enlarged chamfers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Made without flash plating for better seating
  • Use with crankshafts that have oversized fillets
  • Use with engines that run mid-high RPM range
  • Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface

    P Series -
  • Typically the greatest level of eccentricity
  • Rods and mains have high crush for maximum retention
  • Most are fully grooved to maximize oil flow to rod bearings
  • Reduced overlay thickness to prevent overlay fatigue
  • Use where extremely high RPMs cause severe rod bore close-in
  • Use where higher eccentricity is desired to narrow bearing contact patterns

    V Series -
  • This series essentially duplicates Clevite's former Vandervell parts
  • Typically low to medium eccentricity
  • Not available with oversized chamfers
  • No flash plating on the steel back
  • All Clevite main bearing sets use a single-piece thrust bearing
  • Narrowed parts available to accommodate increased crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Lead-indium overlay offers slightly better conformability

    M Series -
  • These are special purpose bearings having a nominal .005" thick Babbitt lining on a hardened steel back
  • They are intended mainly for Blown Fuel engines where severe crankshaft deflections cause edge loading of the bearings
  • Under these operating conditions bearing service life will be very short
  • Frequent inspection and replacement is recommended


    Part Number Key
    • H - High-Performance
    • HD - High-Performance bearing with dowel hole
    • HK - High-Performance bearing with moly/graphite coating
    • P - Standard Clevite 77 tri-metal bearing
    • M - Blown Fuel Engine bearing for severe crankshaft deflections & edge loading
    • N - High-Performance Narrowed for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
    • HG - High-Performance full angular grooved bearing
    • V - High-Performance with Lead Indium overlay (On Main Sets this indicates partial groove also)
    • VG - High-Performance with Lead Indium full angular grooved bearing
    • D - Bearing has a dowel hole
    • K - Tri-Armor coated bearing
    • X - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
    • XX - Bearing has .002 more oil clearance than standard
    • A or AL - Indicates Aluminum bearing material

    Note: Clevite main bearings are priced as sets.

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    1969 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972 DODGE DART

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DEMON 340

    1967 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SWINGER
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971-1973 DODGE MONACO

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 270
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: MAXI
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1965 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1970-1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: GRAN COUPE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE POLARA

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 100
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1965 DODGE CUSTOM

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B100 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SPORTSMAN
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SEBRING PLUS
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE D100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE W200 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1965-1967 DODGE CORONET

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: GTS
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1961 DODGE PHOENIX

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: GTS
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1971-1973 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1971 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970-1973 DODGE CHALLENGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 317
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 317 )

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DEMON
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1966 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1958 FARGO FL8 PICKUP

    • CC: 5130
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 313
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B300 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968-1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SUPER BEE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1965 FARGO FW100 PANEL DELIVERY

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • CC: 4933
    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 299
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 299 )

    1969 DODGE D300 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: 8
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1965 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH FURY

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE W200 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1966 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE B200 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: SPORTSMAN
    • Engine Vin: E
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: SIGNET
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1967 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1973 DODGE DART

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT 340

    1965 FARGO F100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4933
    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SCAMP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1963-1964 DODGE 330

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1971-1973 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: GTS
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1970 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SATELLITE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE W300 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: 8
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: SATELLITE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1970-1973 DODGE CHALLENGER

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1966 GRIFFITH GRIFFITH

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: GTS
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1969-1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE D300 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1967-1968 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: SIGNET
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 5130
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 313
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )

    1972-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 340

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SUPER BEE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: CRESTWOOD
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 270
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 299
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 299 )

    1964 DODGE 330

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1960-1962 PLYMOUTH FLEET SPECIAL

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SUPER BEE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SWINGER
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1962 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1960-1967 DODGE D200 SERIES

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1965-1966 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE POLARA

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SWINGER
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1956 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

    • CC: 4966
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 303
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 303 )

    1956 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1972-1973 DODGE W100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: 8
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • CC: 4933
    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1971 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE RM350 (MOTORHOME)

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )
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