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Smokey business

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by ahoppj, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. SquareRoot

    SquareRoot Full Access Member

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    Autozone with veterans discount. Closer to $200.
     
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    If it gets dark quick, just start changing it when it is dark. It will eventually clean up. Follow the instructions on the can of seafoam to use with the oil. You can also run a can of seafoam with a tank of gas (not needed every month, or every fill up). I usually do a can of seafoam in my gas about once every 6 months or so. For oil changes, if its super dark I would personally maybe do it every other oil change, but that's my opinion.

    Take for example, my dads 50 Ford Truck F1 (Flathead V8) and that thing was seriously neglected in the oil change department. He has been doing this same thing with shell rotella 15-40 because of it's detergents and cleaning power it has, it was dirty at 100 miles!!! With frequent changes, and probably once every 3 oil changes a splash of seafoam the oil is finally looking good and clean, the engine runs much better too, but he was also a 35 year GM mechanic and good with all that old points and carb stuff too so he has it running like a top.

    I will be doing the same exact I told you when I throw my 455 Olds into this truck to be sure it is also clean. Once clean I may run my regular 10w-30 in it.

    Good luck, hope you get it all figured out!!!
     
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    Thanks a lot!! Just trying to get this project truck going one step at a time
     
  4. jake wells

    jake wells Born in the wrong era.

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    the meaning of motor can go both way in high school small engine mechanics class a outboard is called a motor.
     
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    To add to the ambiguity, rocket powerplants are also called both "rocket engines" and "rocket motors" and the terms seem to be somewhat interchangable.

    Having no books handy at the moment, I will say, based on my subjective impressions of lots of personal stuff (and also Larry Clark's book "IGNITION!"), the breakdown is:

    Politicians, program managers, Pentagon brass, defense CEO's, and some pretentious asshole celebrity scientists like J. Robert Oppenheimer: ENGINE people

    Real scientists, engineers, metallurgists, machinists, hazmat teams, NCO's, and anybody near a test stand when one blew up: MOTOR people

    There are of course exceptions to this keenly observed rule that I just made up.

    Overall in English the word "engine" can mean something much bigger than the word "motor":

    - Ships and spacecraft have engines.

    - It can mean economic cause and effect ("But well Bob, the numbers clearly show that totally wack-ass accounting one-offs were the actual engine of Uber's so-called "profit" this quarter.)

    - You might hear the underground thrumming of "vast, mysterious, ceaseless engines..."

    - (You might also be crazy, too. But you would still likely use "engine", because you read it in a book or somewhere and it sounds bigger and more scary.)

    - Etc.

    But if you just bought a police car at auction most people would say, "It's got a cop motor, cop tires...."

    In conclusion, engines are big, motors are more personal and can even be inside of you, also (allegedly) Beer's great, God's good, people are crazy, and even weak imitations of Jimmy Buffet are better than recent Bro-Country.

    BR
     
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    LOL!! Nice reference!



    Welp, I know what I'm watching this weekend...
     
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    When people (like my boss who is letting me use some garage space for free) ask me what the hell I've been doing working/puttering on my truck for two months, I reply somewhat truthfully,

    "Gotta fix the cigarette lighter..."

    BR
     
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    I really am getting tired of all the LS swaps going on. Use to watch Velocity TV, but pretty much have curtailed that. One of the shows (forget which one), they had a young family man come in with a 1968 Firebird 400, four speed, convertible. Telling the hosts that it was "not running right". They checked out the engine and told him it had two marginal cylinders for compression. So, their answer, lets pull this Pontiac 400 and put in a new crate LS2, with a Tremec 6 speed. It will be more drivable on the street. Really? That was cheaper than rebuilding the Pontiac 400? Are these shows be paid by GM, or Chevy? I think that is why they cancelled some of the good shows, like Fantom Works. I think Dan did not go along with that way of thinking. Since Wheeler Dealers moved to the states and lost Big Ed, it is a shadow of its former self. Sorry for the rant. I am 70 years old and it just bothers me when someone takes a numbers matching classic car and pretty much makes it into something it is not. Thank you!
     
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    You are not alone.
    I am not a fan of the LS Swap the world thinking.
    Sure they can do the milage thing, but sometimes it just doesn't look right or good under the hood of an old car or truck.
    Just smashing the engine in there and making it run can be so ugly.
     
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    Its 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, Half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we are wearing sunglasses.
     
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    Who's we??
     
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    @AuroraGirl , Dan Ackroyd, and the ghost of John Belushi.

    Presumably.

    "Use of unnecessary force in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers...

    Has been approved. "

    :happy175:

    One of my favorite lines.
     
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    Don't forget cop brakes and cop shocks!!
     
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