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Hot Rods What oil do you run in your hot rod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by testdepth, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. testdepth
    Joined: Dec 23, 2018
    Posts: 86


    Just curious what engine everyone has and what oil weight and type of oil you are running?
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  2. I have a 289 in my F-100 which is currently running Amzoil full synthetic.

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  3. SBC in the 36 Ford ( which now belongs to a lucky fellow in San Jose), 250 inline in 36 Chevy, run 15-40 Rotella-T and Napa Gold(WIX) filters in both. Mitch.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  5. Beautiful Iron
    Joined: Apr 4, 2018
    Posts: 73

    Beautiful Iron
    from Upstate NY

    VR1 with high zinc
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  6. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,226

    from So Cal

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  7. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,356

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    I'd run the Valvoline VR1 if I could get it. The Govt. took it away from us in good ol CA. a little over a year ago. I see the silver bottle once in a while, but not enough regularity to use it consistently.
    Next best bet, Mobile 1, 15-50. Cars and bikes.

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  8. Its either oil , paint color, tire choice etc. What did we do before the internet ????
  9. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 788

    Mike Colemire

    I like Brad Penn, Castrol is a really good oil for a roller motor. I ran it in the race car, 10W30 full syn, never had a problem and I ran alky injection.
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  10. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,258

    from Napa

    Not correct, twice in the last month I have bought VR-1. Not much in stock, so I always buy at least 2 gallons just in case. They also had some quart bottles
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  11. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 762

    from landis n c

    Valvoline 20/50 with high zink in 383 stroker solid lifter motor.....
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,445


    I run Quaker State 10-40 in my car. I have run Quaker State for years
  13. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 788

    Mike Colemire

    Our Rural King, it's like a tractor supply only bigger, has it for $4.99 a qt.
  14. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,051

    David Chandler

    Back when my 350 was leaking about a half quart a week, I put in the cheapest stuff I could find. Finally tore it down, and it actually wasn't worn that much inside. I was shocked to say the least!
  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,997

    jimmy six

    Motorcraft semi-synthetic 5-20 in my Y-Block with 1/2 bottle of Lucas ZDDP. The engine specs call for 20-20W but since it was hard to find I used 10-30. Wanting to keep all oil passages clean and flowing I recently started to 5-20. I change once a year which is right at 2000 miles. I use a Wix 51515 filter at each change. It drips a little but uses no oil I can detect.
  16. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 441

    RICK R 44

    Car Quest 15w40 diesel grade in both my Flathead and my 322 Nailhead.
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  17. firstinsteele
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
    Posts: 840


    The cheapest stuff available is better than the best available in the '50s.

  18. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,320


    Royal Purple HPS (High Performance Street) full synthetic.
  19. Used Up Junk
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 640

    Used Up Junk
    from Merced, CA

    I talked to the guys from Marvel Mystery Oil last weekend at TROG Santa Barbra and they have some really good looking stuff coming out soon for vintage engines with flat tappet cams.
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  20. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 584


    Flat Motor -- Shell Rotella
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  21. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 529


    Been using Castrol for years. Stock and race engines. No issues so far.
  22. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 711


    Brad Penn.
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  23. Walmart?
  24. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,152


    We got out in the garage and worked on our cars..............
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  25. lucas nitro race oil 70wt 10 quarts
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  26. Ah, working on our cars in the "GARAGE",,,,,Now there's a concept.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  27. Blacktop VooDoo
    Joined: Oct 28, 2011
    Posts: 112

    Blacktop VooDoo

    Valvoline VR1 20W-50.
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  28. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,121


    Anyone remember using "drain oil" ?
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  29. Oldioron
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 459


    Amsoil Zrod or Dominator 10/30 or 10/50
  30. 15W40 Rotella in all my old engines...
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