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Art & Inspiration did something i have not done in years.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tb33anda3rd, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. i stuck my spout in a can of trans'...........wait let me rephrase that.......i needed some type F transmission fluid for a '65 t-bird and i only had this old case pennzoil.
    reminded me of being a kid working at the gas station.
    any reason why this oil wouldn't be good to use? DSCF0001.JPG DSCF0002.JPG
  2. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,254


    go fart, err I mean go for it
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  3. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,495

    from Nicasio Ca

    Those are worth 50 bucks a piece!


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  4. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
    Posts: 915


    Don't open those old cans! Around here the empty ones I've seen in antique stores!

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  5. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,039

    from Oregon

    Yep, that was the way we did it. Then there were companies who went to metal top and bottom and hard paper sides. I halfway squished a few of them pushing in the spout.
  6. i have a couple cases, never thought they would be worth any more than the value of the oil.
    these are the metal top and bottoms with a paper/cardboard sides.
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  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,013

    Atwater Mike

    Uh...'cuz it's Pennzoil? (good answer...ask anybody.):cool:

    (an old friend of mine went from the 'pyramids' in the late '70s to cocaine distributing. He had a can of Pennzoil with a false bottom, distributed it in a cool '34 tudor sedan.
    Rode with him once...found out what, hitch-hiked home when he made his first sale stop)
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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  8. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 448

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

    I'd shake the piss out of it first.
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  9. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,949

    from ohio

    I use old oil all the time with no bad results. I open them from the bottom then sell the cans to oil can collectors.;)
  10. i can open them from the bottom. what could these cans be worth?
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  11. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 448

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

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  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 45,697


    damn, that must have been fun!
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  13. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 785


    It's millions of years old already, what's a couple extra decades gonna do to it?

  14. it was fun! a lot more fun than trying to get this FE bolted into this engine bay....... DSCF0007.JPG
  15. And getting to the plugs ain't fun either:mad:.
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  16. brasscarguy
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
    Posts: 178

    from seattle

    Reading your 1st line , made me think obscene thoughts. Once that passed I also did something i had not done in years too, I actually kissed my wife.

    just sayin'

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  17. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,085


    I can :confused::D see it now...your at the antiques road show with your original box full of empty cans...Well 33 unopened it would have fetched $500.00...since they are now opened the value now drops to $45.00...sorry I couldn't give you better news...:rolleyes:...Black Gold...Texas Tea...;)


    Those are the paper sided ones correct? I remember as @BadgeZ28 experienced problems doing that as well but
    the transition was underway to the new style.

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  18. Jesse Bailey
    Joined: May 24, 2017
    Posts: 64

    Jesse Bailey

    I have some Type A if anyone needs some.

    Found these while cleaning out the back of my dad's 55 f250 last fall. They've been sitting in the bed for probably 30 or so years.
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  19. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982


    hand that spout to someone under 30 years of age and ask them what it is...………...blank stare ensues.
  20. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,195

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Ted, been using sears best in the John Deere and Quaker state 20w in the air cleaner using a spout like that forever.

    Dad stocked up on oil back in the 70s.
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  21. You are taking that hand on vacation?:eek:
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  22. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,005


    Yes!I always thought those metal spouts were cool!Had to be careful with the paper cans though!
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  23. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    When I was young I couldn't afford one of those cool spouts so just used a church key. Open one side fully and rotate 180 degrees and just barely puncture a small hole. Put your thumb over the small hole and allow enough air to enter to provide good flow. I eventually did spring for a quality spout, still have it, about that time they went to plastic bottles. Story of my life.
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  24. I still have several cans of Pennzoil 30 weight from the 70s.
  25. fauj
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 715

    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    You know looking at the picture, I heard the sound of the metal top being pierced... Good memories!
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  26. rq375
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 103

    from Washington

    Same thing when I was kid, used the Oly beer opener to punch triangular holes in both sides then pour in a funnel. Funny thing is when I cleaned my dads place out when we sold it I found two NOS spouts with the .99 price tags still on them sitting behind four cans of Castrol R 40wt. bean oil.

    I wonder if any of the ATF posted is old enough to contain whale oil?
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