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ATTN: camachinest and others... pilot bushing ?

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What is best to use... oillight bronze or oillight brass? What are the pros/cons of these and what is the difference between the 2?

San Antonio, Tx
66 coupe 289
70 fastback done by may/graduation...hopefully
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How bout the roller bearing type? They use them on the late model 5.0 Mustangs.


1966 Mustang Coupe, 302 custom roller cam, holley 650dp,
I know I'm not answering your question but I've had very good luck with the roller bearing type. (Actually seem easier to buy from the local auto parts store)
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Call me crazy, but the roller bearing pilot bearing is the way to go. Before installing, make sure, absolutely, positively, without a doubt the bearing slips freely onto the input shaft! If there is a bur, ridge, piece of monkey [censored] keeping that bearing from freely slipping on you'll endup with a positive force on the backside of your crank, and in a short time excessive wear and possiblyfailure of the central thrust bearing. Seen it happen. Hoping all is going well getting it together for graduation.

Tom Kubler, Long-time Mustang Enthusiast & San Antonio Mustang Club Founder
The roller bearing ones are probably the best, but there shouldn't be any difference between the two that you mention. All that bearing does is center the front end of the tranny.
As was previously mentioned, be sure it fits your tranny. I wond the dufus award once because I forgot to check it. It fit nicely into the crank but the tranny wouldn't bolt up. Took me about an hour of lying under that car trying to figure out what I screwed up.

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66 200 3-spd Coupe - emberglo, daily driver
65 289 4-spd Conv - Rangoon Red (what else)
66 Shelby - Red and Ready to be Restored
I would like to use a roller bearing on my 289 with a toploader. Everytime I go to any of the parts store here (Northern New Jersey) I can't get the right one. Does anyone have the Manufacturer & Part #.
Thanks, Bob.
Tell them you want a pilot bearing for a 1985-1993 Mustang GT.


1966 Mustang Coupe, 302 custom roller cam, holley 650dp,
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