I pulled my infamous 331 today and T-5. After separating the trans from the bell housing and removing the pressure plate the pilot bushing falls to the ground. It was doing it's job up until today and no gouging of the input shaft or the pilot bearing could be seen, just a shinny ridge on the input shaft were the outer part of the pilot bearing was just touching a little bit. Many an incompetent machinist has messed with the end of that crankshaft so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I was going to replace the China MDL bearing with the Ford Performance one anyway so I guess I'm glad I don't have to fight removing it. The Ford bearing "on the right" looks like it will have more contact area with the crank when installed than the China bearing "on the left" because it is not tapered. I guess my question is blue or red Loctite?