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Clevite MS590HX

Main Bearing Set 1962-01 Ford 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) V8 Engines

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Clevite MS590HX Main Bearing Set 1962-01 Ford 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) V8 Engines $107.99
Main Bearing Set
  • 1962-01 Ford 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) V8 Engines
  • H Series

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-590HX

    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 and cam bearings are priced as sets; rod bearings are priced each.

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    1963 MERCURY COUNTRY CRUISER

    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1982 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: HERITAGE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970-1971 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SQUIRE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1995-1996 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1974 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981-1982 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: HERITAGE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1986-1992 LINCOLN MARK VII

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1975-1977 MERCURY MONARCH

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GHIA
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1987 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1981 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979 FORD FAIRMONT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ELITE

    1972-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1964-1967 MERCURY COMET

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1986 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1982 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1987-1991 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CLUB PASSENGER WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983-1986 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: COUNTRY SQUIRE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982-1983 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1980 FORD F-350

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CLUB PASSENGER WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977-1982 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: HERITAGE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982-1996 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1980 LINCOLN MARK VI

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1988-1996 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1978-1980 LINCOLN VERSAILLES

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1982-1983 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1967-1968 MERCURY COUGAR

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1968 FORD RANCHERO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SQUIRE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1985-1992 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972-1974 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979-1982 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CARGO
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: F
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981 FORD FAIRMONT

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1980 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER LARIAT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977-1979 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1965-1968 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SHELBY GT-350

    1974 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 FORD TORINO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1984-1993 FORD MUSTANG

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LX
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972 FORD P-350 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983-1986 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979-1982 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1964-1967 FORD CUSTOM 500

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1970 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963 FORD SPRINT

    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1963 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1973-1974 FORD LTD

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1966-1967 MERCURY CAPRI

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1976 FORD P-350 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: COBRA

    1984-1985 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1981 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1964 FORD FALCON

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: FUTURA
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1964-1967 FORD FALCON

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: FUTURA
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1986 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CROWN VICTORIA LX
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1984 FORD MUSTANG

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972-1973 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1984-1985 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GIVENCHY
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 MERCURY COUGAR

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1987-1991 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1998-2001 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1969-1971 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1992 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: VILLAGER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969-1974 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CLUB WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983-1988 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LX
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1971-1972 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1995-1996 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT SPORT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1982 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979-1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SUPER PASSENGER WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970-1972 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1993-1995 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA

    1982 FORD MUSTANG

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: L
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1981-1982 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1963 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: VICTORIA
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1979-1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982-1983 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963 FORD FORD 300

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1970-1971 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1990-1991 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CARGO
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )
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