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I agree with what both Randy and Dave have said.
Furthermore with the way bearings are nowadays, in terms of quality control in regards to sizing, you can probally go buy a different brand of .010" bearings, say Federal Mogul for example, and come up with a totally different set of dimensions. Then if you consider coated and uncoated bearings, that will change things again.
We cannot build an engine around here, without having several sets of bearings on hand to choose from. It's a trial and error deal nowadays, and I don't care if it's a Ford, Chevy or Mopar engine that you are building.
The performance enthusiast who is building his own engine, and is the type of guy who maybe builds only one engine in three or four years, should NOT expect that one set of rod and main bearings that comes in a stroker kit from Hawks, Flatlander or others, is going to provide the correct clearances out of the box.
Before you go adjusting your block main journal i.d. smaller, or before you go find another crankshaft, may I suggest that you buy another set of bearings, of a different brand and try them.
Hope this helps,