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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 04:27:51 PM »
Section 2 is especially enlightening IMO. Well worth the read.

I'd been running the Quaker State 5W30 Ultimate Durability oil in big buggy ,then decided to go back to the 15W50 Mobil 1 that I ran in the race engines but may now go back to the QS UD. It is much higher rated than the M1 according to 540rat's ranking. Then again I may go to the Amsoil at the top of the list since I am a "dealer" .
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 02:44:01 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!

I can imagine,  think its the most expensive ferry per distance travelled in the world lol

it costs me over £100 every time I come over there in my transit and I can almost reach out and touch your island from Portsmouth 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by wightsparks on Yesterday at 01:58:42 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:51:30 AM »
When reading the entire thing pay close attention to his statements on high zinc oils. Most performance guys swear you must have high zinc to prevent wear. This is absolutely untrue. Chevrolet ,way back in the 70's very explicitly said so. Yes,Chevy offered high zinc "break in" oils and zinc oil supplements. WHY??? From what I could find out it was just to appease the high zinc mentalities. Is there anything actually wrong with high zinc oils  Maybe,maybe not. It all depends on the rest of the additive package. Chevrolet did NOT want high zinc oils in an engine under race conditions. Why????? It was because the zinc can and would cause deposits on the spark plugs that would begin to glow red hot. I think we all know what happens then. The engine begins pre-igniting and destruction would follow. Personally,I avoid high zinc oils -period.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: long but very nice read on oil
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:36:59 AM »
I read that the first time about 2 years ago and have followed up on it several times. It really makes a person think about what they believe about oils. I was amazed at what his testing revealed. The problem with his results is his completely BS refusal to reveal his test apparatus . This refusal just makes all his testing hearsay and not much more. Do I believe it to be accurate? I don't really know and there is no way to know without his revealing his top secret testing methods and the apparatus he uses. In all honesty,I tend to believe it but without anything other than his word on it ,it is just plain BS until his tests can be verified by independent sources. If a person digs into it his detractors have some very valid points and his arrogance in dealing with them brings everything he says into question. It IS well worth the time to read though.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 10:57:40 AM »
chevy tracker or geo tracker before gm ( government motors  ;D) acquired them like daewoo
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 10:50:25 AM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity     
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 10:32:47 AM »
Thanks. That is exactly what I googled too, just got the same ones for the SJ that I have.

your welcome

its also know as the Chevrolet  tracker in Canada I think, might throw up some better drawings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Tracker_(Americas)

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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by wightsparks on Yesterday at 10:27:59 AM »
Thanks. That is exactly what I googled too, just got the same ones for the SJ that I have.

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