I have recently acquired a '29 A Roadster with a Lincoln H-series V-12. The engine is fresh and has been sitting awhile but has been turned over by hand from time to time. It has not been fired since assembled. I have a few questions: 1. What kind of oil should I run? I know there are lots of opinions about oil as it relates to flathead V-8's and I don't want to rehash all that as I've gone in a direction I'm comfortable with on the Merc flattie in my Deuce. Is the V-12 similar enough to the V-8 that I can apply the same logic in oil selection? 2. How can I pre-lube the engine before starting so I don't have bearings running dry until things start circulating? Can I go through the line coming from the oil filter and pump oil in that way? 3. What do you guys use for thermostats? They go in the upper hoses, correct? Where do I find them? Will the Model A stats that have the sleeves work? I guess that's all for now. This is new territory for me. I appreciate any and all help!