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Clevite MS590HX

Main Bearing Set Ford 1962-2001 V8 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) with Standard Size

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Clevite MS590HX Main Bearing Set Ford 1962-2001 V8 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) with Standard Size $112.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Ford
  • 1962-2001
  • V8 221/255/260/289/302
    (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L)
  • Standard Size
  • HX Series

  • Clevite MS590HX Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • H Series Bearings - High-Performance Bearing
  • X Series Bearings - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
  • Position 5 is fully grooved

  • 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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    1975 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1979-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

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

    1963 MERCURY COUNTRY CRUISER

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1985-1989 FORD BRONCO

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

    1962-1963 FORD FAIRLANE

    • CC: 3622
    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1987-1991 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1971 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1981 MERCURY COUGAR

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

    1969 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1983 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1976 FORD P-350 VAN

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

    1975 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

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

    1985-1995 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT

    1980-1981 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1963-1967 FORD FAIRLANE

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

    1973 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

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

    1975-1977 FORD MAVERICK

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

    1986 FORD LTD

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

    1982 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1979-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

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

    1987-1991 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: S

    1975 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

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

    1982-1996 FORD F-150

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

    1995 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: EDDI BAUER

    1984-1986 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • 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 )

    1964 FORD SPRINT

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

    1980 FORD F-350

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

    1972-1973 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1962 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1983-1996 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

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

    1970-1974 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1990-1991 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1963 MERCURY COUNTRY CRUISER

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

    1982 MERCURY CAPRI

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

    1967 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1962-1963 MERCURY METEOR

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1980 FORD GRANADA

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

    1963-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500

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

    1979-1981 FORD LTD

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

    1979-1982 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

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

    1973-1974 FORD CUSTOM 500

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

    1996 FORD BRONCO

    • 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 )

    1968-1972 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

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

    1975-1977 FORD MAVERICK

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

    1968 MERCURY COMET

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

    1964-1967 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1979-1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1962-1963 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 3622
    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1975 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

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

    1977 LINCOLN VERSAILLES

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

    1972-1974 FORD F-350

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

    1979-1980 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

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

    1990-1991 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

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

    1981 FORD F-100

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

    1979-1989 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

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

    1977-1981 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1984-1993 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1984-1985 LINCOLN MARK VII

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LSC
    • 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 )

    1966-1967 MERCURY CAPRI

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

    1966-1967 MERCURY VOYAGER

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

    1993 FORD BRONCO

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

    1981 FORD GRANADA

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

    1962 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1977 FORD F-350

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

    1962-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: SUNLINER
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1970 FORD RANCH WAGON

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

    1963-1964 FORD SPRINT

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1980-1981 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1971-1972 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

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

    1979-1980 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • 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 )

    1967-1968 MERCURY COUGAR

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

    1992-1996 FORD F-250 PICKUP

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

    1991-1992 FORD BRONCO

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

    1981 FORD GRANADA

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

    1966 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1975-1980 MERCURY MONARCH

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

    1980 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

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

    1981-1983 LINCOLN MARK VI

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1963 MERCURY COUNTRY CRUISER

    • CC: 3622
    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1983-1985 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LS

    1981 FORD F-100

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

    1966-1968 FORD BRONCO

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

    1981-1990 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1976-1978 FORD F-350

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

    1980-1982 MERCURY ZEPHYR

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

    1991-1992 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1970 FORD LTD

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

    1983 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • 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 )

    1987 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

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