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Old 05-18-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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I need to order bearings yesterday. I poked around on M.net a bit; Corky likes Clevites, one guy said ACL and Clevites are the same, and I had a guy who does SM motors recommend ACL Races. I can get mains and rods from ACL for like $60ish so I think that's what I'm going to do, unless someone tells me that ACL races will wet my bed and leave me with a disease.

I need something that will deal with 350-400whp, too. I have plans.
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Calico coated bearings. When I had my engine built, their price was nominally more than a full set from Mazda. At least that's the way I remember it. The machine shop swore by Calico bearings. They are dry film lubricated. Might be a good idea with the kind of power you intend to put down.

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where do you find these calico's? i foudn them for nissans and dsm's but havet found them for the bps yet.
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Poked around and it looks like the Calicos are just coated ACLs. Where can I find them? If not the Calicos, then ACLs will probably be fine.

Why are these half the price of other places:
90-05 MAZDA MIATA MX5 ACL RACE MAIN ROD BEARINGS B6 BP:eBay Motors (item 160334663592 end time May-21-09 16:51:54 PDT)
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I used ACL bearings in the motor I built. It is my understanding from reading the ACL race bearings are the same as their tri metal ones, just 0.001" less thick.
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May be cheaper to purchase the bearings already coated than to have them done. I don't remember the price, I just remember that it wasn't much more so I went with the Calicos.
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May be cheaper to purchase the bearings already coated than to have them done. I don't remember the price, I just remember that it wasn't much more so I went with the Calicos.
where the hell did you find the damn things.

Just so I know, because I ordered ACL Races last night.
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The shop ordered them. Call Mesa Balancing in Hialeah, FL. Ask for Laz. He's the owner. He ordered the bearings for my build.
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yea i cant find them any wherei will have to call that shop too when i get some extra cash, what did they run?
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I just paid $90 for ACL Races taxed and shipped. Main, rod, and thrust.
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Try

4B8351HX

Those are the race style. .001 OS

Buy direct from Calico.
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oh snap. cheaper AND more obvious!
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