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351 windsor "mexican" block

Hey, i recently bought a block to rebuild a stock, well close to stock, engine for my bronco. The problem i'm having is this, the main bearings i get from the store or rockauto don't make the tang to the notch in the cap. My cap notch is toward the outside all the bearings are lined up near the center. Is there a bearing kit I can get with this set up?
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Re: 351 windsor "mexican" block

For clarification, please post photos of the main journals/rod caps and the bearings that you have on hand.

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Re: 351 windsor "mexican" block

Speed Pro lists a '69-76 and '77 up. IIRC it is the "tang" location that is different. Check which year bearing set you have and then look for the casting date on the block >Mexican 351W blocks are rarer than 302 blocks.

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