Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reddog64, Nov 14, 2002.
Federal Mogule ?
I've got some old used bearings I'll send ya for free if you pay shipping. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif J/K. I think its really a matter of personal preference, cause I haven't heard any thing bad about Federal Mogul or Clevite 77. You can't go wrong with either of these. Just my $.02.
I saw some that had all kinds of different stuff.. like copper cores and steal backs.. soem plain ones.. etc.. any difference? electrostatic coatings.. etc...
I only say that because I have seen their name mentioned in more engine books then any other.
I'm not sure about all the exact construction techniques between the different manufacturers, but all engine bearings consist of a steel backing with some sort of overlay material (usually a copper/lead alloy) in different layers. There's not much difference in the basic construction, just different alloys, etc. I have seen more engines built with Clevite 77 than Fed. Mogul, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're better. Maybe somebody else can shed some more light on the advantages/disadvantages of different types.
Well I'm taking the motor in tomorrow afternoon to be tanked bored and bottom end built.. and just want to know some things... The guy I'm taking to I know and trust so I'm sure he wont steer me wrong...
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