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bluestreek
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posted 07-10-2001 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to change my old crankshaft pilot bushing in my 68 289W 4 speed car to a newer style needle bearing type.. What should I use and where can I get one easily??

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SundanceKid
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posted 07-10-2001 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustangs Plus sells them for around 10.00
I think Mustangs unlimited does as well?

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bluestreek
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posted 07-10-2001 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know of an off the shelf needle bearing that would work from another make/model..

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ccode67
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posted 07-10-2001 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the late model bearing will work, I have both waiting to do the 5 speed conversion, they look to be the same size.

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bluestreek
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posted 07-10-2001 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone verify that you can use the "more dependable" needle bearing from a late model in a 289 crank and toploader 4-speed..

Thanks..

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sigtauenus
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posted 07-12-2001 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I asked this question about 2-3 months ago. The consensus was you can. I went to Autozone and got one for a 85 5.0 with a manual transmission. (pick a year, any year I guess, I happened to choose 85) If you think about it, the hole in the crank is the same and the input shaft diameter is the same, so they are interchangable. Think I paid 9 or 12 bucks at Autozone, something like that.

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bluestreek
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posted 07-12-2001 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for everyones time and advice.. I really appreciate it..

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