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zinc oil additive


I get the lubeing up the cam .bearings and lifters and breaking in the cam I really dont get that these parts are made metal wise ... I Think ? the same as cams ect as in todays cars and are not OEM parts to are old cars ..so why the additives ? But ..untill I find out differently I will be adding the additives also...not going to take the chance Thanks again all

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From what I read, the zinc is supposed to stick to the metal which forms a barrier or film between the metals, like between the lobe and lifter for example. So, techncally, the meatls are not supposed to be incontact with eachother. Also, it is supposed to be good for storage as the oil sticks to the metal.

I am not an expert but my car is stored in a unheated former horse barn in winter so I want my internal engine components to to have an oil film stuck to them. When the 396 came apart for the rebuild, three pistons would barely move on the wrist pin and I read somewhere that could possibly be from storage conditions, which I can not confirm definatley. Anyways, a bit of insurance I quess.

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My veteran mechanic,who has built hundreds of engines including my 396 stroker, highly recommends the Hot Rod And Classic high performance motor oil which is made by Lucas. I have been using it for 5 years and am very pleased thus far.



-- Edited by Pritch on Monday 15th of October 2018 11:15:01 AM

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Never knew Lucas made this product. Where is it available.

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I purchased my Hot Rod and Classic car motor oil through a firm here in Regina called Auto Electric. If you go online, you will find all kinds of suppliers, especially high performance shops. The following is a direct quote from a write-up included on the Summit Racing site. If shops do not stock it, I suspect that they could order it in for you.


"This Lucas Oil Hot Rod and Classic Car motor oil is manufactured with the highest quality paraffinic base oils. It's fortified with a unique additive package containing high levels of zinc, molybdenum, and phosphorus, which provide a tougher, thicker additive film for maximum protection, even under the most severe conditions. It improves film strength between the cylinder wall and piston rings, slows oil burning, and improves pressure in worn engines. Lucas Oil Hot Rod and Classic Car motor oil has good cold-temperature properties, stands up to high operating temperatures, and is compatible with methanol and all racing fuels, as well as with synthetic and non-synthetic oils. The oil is designed for use in muscle, showroom, classic, and trophy cars without catalytic converters and can be used in racing applications. It is not recommended for passenger car use."

Hope this helps.



-- Edited by Pritch on Monday 15th of October 2018 09:51:11 PM

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I used this before going to West Virginia,in the 64 Wagon,Lucas Hot rod 20/ 40 oil. Wagon hardly used any oil down & back + I put a bottle of "lead additive & a bottle of octane booster" in each tank. Mileage was good [22MPG] at 65 & engine didn't "ping" on CRAPPY U S gas, booster brought octane up around 5 points, & engine running 202 heads & flat tops & pretty "lumpy" cam performed very well.

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I use eos from an ac delco dealer and regular Dino 10-w30 for all oil changes. On some heads, installing hardened seats can cause the head to leak coolant. I had this happen on a 327 and it is also not recommended on a 409. Even the serious 409 drag racers recommend against hardened seats on a 409 with stock cast iron heads.

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