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Just wondering about cam bearings,Are they a particular brand that are better than others...just trying to do it right the first time.....thanks,Charles
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I am by no means a Ford expert, but from my knowledge, it all depends on your intended use, horsepower, and so on. If you provide more information I am positive that someone else will join in and tell you exactly what you want to know.
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I guess in my internet searching I forgot to list all I needed to..429 72cc heads, mild porting on the heads,comp cams extreme energy camshaft,street strip application... Just a toy trying to make all the horse power i can with what i have...and trying to make it reliable...
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The Durabond cam bearings are the ones to use and the Clevites are the ones to avoid.

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Why avoid the Clevlites ?
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Why avoid the Clevlites ?
They are bad about sticking to the cam especially with a roller in the 460. I've never seen them be a problem in other engines. I had that happen in the first big Ford I ever built with a roller cam and lucky for me it didn't hurt the block or cam after a trip to the hot tank and a polishing.

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Do you suggest the coated or noncoated bearings...looks like durable bond offers them either way....
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Do you suggest the coated or noncoated bearings...looks like durable bond offers them either way....
The wider "performance" bearing un-coated will handle 20% more loading than the coated regular width "performance" bearing.

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