Engine bearings (Cam, rod, mains) choice, many brands to choose from!
I'm in need of your experience and opinions on this one.
I'm actually refreshing my camaro engine. It's a small block 350 chevy from 1968. It will be near stock, with a small cam upgrade, 4bbl carb, stock intake, no headers. I do not have an unlimited budget, which is already busted a lot. I would just put the higher-end bearings and not care about it if I could...
I would be ordering from summit (or elsewhere if recommended). For the moment, I have came across : King, sealed power, and clevite (which starts to be more expensive...) those brands also have different series... for example, Clevite price range for main bearings goes from 40$ to 260$ for the set! What a difference!
I have also came accross the ''summit'' house brand... which is very inexpensive, and this got me questionning. However, I have heard only good things about the summit house brand; from cams, lifters, to rings, etc...
Even saw some ''engine tech'' bearings from rock auto for lett than 10$ a set...Ishh
I was also wondering, I know that they are selling 0.01, 0.02 and 0.03 oversize bearings for re-grounds journals, but what about the 0.001, they are usually more expensive... and I don't think it's possible to grind only 0.001 from the journal.. or is it??
I would like to hear about your experience with '' inexpensive'' bearings. I know that a lot of people could say: I went with the most expensive, and I had no problems... Yeah...I hope so!
But like i said, I am looking for a quality/price compromise... the best ''bang for the buck'' for a non-performance, non-racing engine which will probably do 500 miles/year
thanks a lot!