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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2019, 12:00:36 PM »
We have had this discussion for decades. Its like arguing which wax or spark plugs are best... They all work good, the market is for the average Joe that's about 99 % of the market covers. Some people feel good about spending 10.00 a spark plug do they really need that... No, but they feel good about their purchase. Do they need the most expensive oils and additives for their cars when all they do is go to the local car show and do a burn out while leaving, no they do not. There are manufacturers that make STUFF for the racer, this is what they are intended for, extreme usage, this does not apply to the common man and machine. Many guys feel like WOW I got my car up to 5000rpm last night I have a real Hot Rod, I need some Joe Gibbs oil to keep my machine running, when what ever is on sale down at the local auto parts store will work just as good. Just My thoughts on driving street cars and race cars for the last 45 years.

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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2019, 12:04:51 PM »
Agreed, plus the fact that putting "Racing" on the label means it must be better.

I'm surprised there's not "Racing" toilet paper.
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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2019, 12:17:24 PM »
Brad Penn ++1
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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2019, 01:38:28 PM »
  Different applications "can" require a different oil. My 4cyl Ranger uses 5-30 oil. The viscosity is more critical than the "type" of oil. It obviously is not a race engine and current additive packages do not harm it. The race engine in my Shelby uses Brad Penn 20-50 and is my preferred oil for that engine because of the demands I put on it. This is an example of the extremes. There are plenty of high quality oils out there. In "normal driving"  most oils will do a fine job provided the proper additive package is used for the type of camshaft. I am not one who "customizes" oil. I like it to "be" what I need out of the bottle. Racing applications ( IMHO) require serious consideration of the engine clearances , operating conditions and temperatures. Whenever components are taxed to extremes , ALL of the components ( including oil) have to work in concert. Oil pans , coolers , pumps , oil lines are all critical components to long race engine life.
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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2019, 02:34:01 PM »
Randy, are you using a flat tappet cam in your race car or a roller?

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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2019, 03:19:17 PM »
   Solid roller . 268@.050 w .700 net lift intake 274* exh with.640 lift. 2 Bolt Hi Po block , Eagle  crank Carrillo rods , 11.5-1 Vic Jr heads , Ti valves , retainers and locks. Just a "temporary" engine LOL.
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Re: Suggestions for oil in a 347 stroker
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2019, 04:03:27 PM »
I'm running a 347. Solid lifter Compcams. Canton 8 quart pan. 10 quarts in the system with the oil cooler and lines. Roller lifters really don't need the ZDDP. Solids do.

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