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Clevite MS981H

Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with Standard Size

Clevite MS981H

695-MS981H

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Clevite MS981H Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with Standard Size $59.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Ford
  • 1969-1997
  • V8 351W/351M/400ci (5.8/6.6L)
  • Standard Size
  • H Series

  • Clevite MS981H Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • H Series Bearings - High-Performance Bearing
  • Contains full grooved bearings

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-981H

    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.

  • Does Clevite MS981H fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1977-1978 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1996-1997 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1985-1992 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976 FORD P-400 VAN

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1995 FORD F-250

    • CC: 5752
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977 FORD LTD II

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SQUIRE

    1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1971-1974 FORD LTD

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1978 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1969-1974 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976-1977 FORD P-500 VAN

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1991 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978-1979 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: TOWN LANDAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976-1977 FORD P-500 VAN

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1978 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: DIAMOND JUBILEE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1979 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1987-1991 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978-1981 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: RANGER LARIAT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1981 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1974 FORD RANCHERO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1990 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1995-1996 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT SPORT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1973-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1982-1983 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 5752
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: POLICE CRUISER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1970 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: MACH I
    • Engine Vin: H
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972-1974 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1982 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1983-1990 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1971 MERCURY MONTEREY

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1983 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: ELITE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1981 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969 MERCURY COMET

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1982 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1986 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: COLONY PARK
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971 MERCURY COUGAR

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: FUTURA
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 MERCURY COLONY PARK

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1996 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XLT VIP

    1982-1983 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1976 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1983 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1976 FORD CUSTOM 500

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANCH WAGON

    1975-1977 FORD GRANADA

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: GHIA
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1991-1996 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1973 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: MACH I
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1976 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1992-1996 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1982 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1983-1985 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: MACH I
    • Engine Vin: H
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1977 FORD LTD

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1971 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1979 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: ELITE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1983 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: MX
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1982 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1982-1983 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1979 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1979 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: VILLAGER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: TOWN LANDAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1990 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XL

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1993 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )
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