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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 $112.99
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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    1982 FORD F-100

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

    1985 FORD BRONCO

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

    1968 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1969-1974 FORD F-100

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

    1975-1978 FORD MUSTANG II

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

    1968 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • 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 )

    1982 FORD F-150

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

    1979 FORD FAIRMONT

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1978-1979 FORD FAIRMONT

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

    1973 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1980 FORD F-350

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

    1969-1975 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • 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 )

    1964-1967 FORD GALAXIE

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

    1985-1989 FORD BRONCO

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

    1964-1967 MERCURY CALIENTE

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

    1979 FORD F-350

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

    1979 FORD FAIRMONT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ELITE

    1978-1979 MERCURY ZEPHYR

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

    1968 FORD GT40

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

    1984-1985 FORD LTD

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

    1978 FORD F-250

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

    1991-1996 FORD BRONCO

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

    1968 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

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

    1982 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

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

    1990-1991 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

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

    1970 MERCURY COUGAR

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

    1970 FORD LTD

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

    1979-1982 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

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

    1974 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

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

    1986-1992 LINCOLN MARK VII

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1983 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1980 FORD F-350

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

    1976-1978 FORD F-350

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

    1968 FORD FALCON

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

    1980 FORD GRANADA

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

    1971-1974 FORD LTD

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

    1977-1979 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • 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 )

    1966-1967 MERCURY CAPRI

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

    1975-1977 MERCURY COMET

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

    1968 FORD LTD

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

    1984-1985 LINCOLN MARK VII

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

    1979-1982 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

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

    1987-1988 MERCURY COUGAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XR-7

    1979-1982 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • 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 )

    1969 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1968 MERCURY COMET

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

    1969 FORD TORINO

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

    1975-1977 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1979 MERCURY CAPRI

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

    1981 FORD GRANADA

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

    1963-1964 FORD GALAXIE

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

    1981-1983 LINCOLN MARK VI

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1984-1985 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

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

    1985-1992 FORD F-150

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

    1963-1967 FORD GALAXIE 500

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

    1980 FORD THUNDERBIRD

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

    1969-1974 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

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

    1983-1988 FORD THUNDERBIRD

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

    1968-1972 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1967 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1963 FORD RANCH WAGON

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

    1995 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: EDDI BAUER

    1975-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • 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 )

    1969 FORD GT40

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

    1982 FORD F-100

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

    1993-1994 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: COBRA

    1995-1996 FORD F-150

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

    1992 FORD F-250

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

    1975-1978 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • 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 )

    1975-1980 FORD GRANADA

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1963-1967 FORD GALAXIE 500

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

    1987-1991 FORD F-250

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

    1970-1972 FORD CUSTOM

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

    1962-1963 FORD FAIRLANE

    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1982 FORD LTD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: COUNTRY SQUIRE

    1969-1974 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

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

    1994 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CONVERTIBLE

    1991-1992 MERCURY COUGAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XR-7

    1963-1964 MERCURY VILLAGER

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

    1969-1974 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

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

    1966-1967 FORD FAIRLANE

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 500XL
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1968 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1982 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

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

    1984-1985 LINCOLN MARK VII

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

    1975-1978 FORD F-250

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

    1996-2001 FORD EXPLORER

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

    1981 FORD GRANADA

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

    1987-1991 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA

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

    1991-1993 FORD THUNDERBIRD

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

    1964-1967 FORD FALCON

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

    1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

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