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islander

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Location: Seattle
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Posted: May 16, 2019 - 7:14am



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.


 

My house has 1000 HP. 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 8:55pm



 westslope wrote:


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 westslope wrote:


Right now it's better than any electric car.
It isn't quite roadworthy.

This isn't an economy car... it's a 1941 military Dodge Power Wagon.
It will be way more fun to drive than any other "jellybean car" out on the road today.
And it will get better gas mileage than any boat on the water.
Look at it this way... he recycled it. It was distend for the scrapyard.
I wonder how many Prius's will be on the road in 78 years.

For the complete story to date, check here... https://ramchargercentral.com/...
Don't go there if any of you fear being politically incorrect.  

 
I knew the fuel mileage would be bad.  I was just curious as to how bad. 

We own a Nissan Xterra.  It is a voracious pig.  At least it spends most of the time parked which is what I suspect will happen to the '41 Dodge Power Wagon.

It is only my opinion, but old vehicle hobbyists are not what comes to mind when I picture significant sources of carbon emissions and  small particulate matter.    Besides although the health of the planet concerns me, it takes second seat to my concern for safety.   Old vehicle enthusiasts tend to be cautious, respectful drivers. 

That said, with this old girl, you could turn some heads if you rev it right.  
   Totally bad ass for cruisin' the barrio.  

 
So sorry if I came off way too defensive there.
I tend to get very defensive when it come to things like my truck or for my sons too.
Yes the mileage won't be the best out there.
Like my truck also... but for what they are... it can depend on how you drive them.
That engine he has in his '41 is my old engine I build in '91. It has 140,000 miles on it. It's a little tired. And it wasn't built like you can build them today.
The one  I have in my truck now has a little more than 100 h.p. than the old one. AND it gets better mileage than the '91 version. All because of the newer tech that's available these days for older engines.
So for a little over than 600 h.p. in my truck now... my truck can achieve pretty much what the average 2019 truck can get for mileage. With almost twice as much horsepower.
And my truck is no lightweight.
Of course mileage may vary with how you drive it.
My truck is very fun to drive.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 7:20pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.


 

I hate infernal combustion engines, but they are still really cool.

/startTinyText ...so if you are going to be a gear-head, post lots so I can get the vicarious thrills /endTinyText
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 6:38pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 westslope wrote:
..
So cool!   Curious as always:  what is the fuel mileage?   
 

Right now it's better than any electric car.
It isn't quite roadworthy.

This isn't an economy car... it's a 1941 military Dodge Power Wagon.
It will be way more fun to drive than any other "jellybean car" out on the road today.
And it will get better gas mileage than any boat on the water.
Look at it this way... he recycled it. It was distend for the scrapyard.
I wonder how many Prius's will be on the road in 78 years.

For the complete story to date, check here... https://ramchargercentral.com/...
Don't go there if any of you fear being politically incorrect.  

 
I knew the fuel mileage would be bad.  I was just curious as to how bad. 

We own a Nissan Xterra.  It is a voracious pig.  At least it spends most of the time parked which is what I suspect will happen to the '41 Dodge Power Wagon.

It is only my opinion, but old vehicle hobbyists are not what comes to mind when I picture significant sources of carbon emissions and  small particulate matter.    Besides although the health of the planet concerns me, it takes second seat to my concern for safety.   Old vehicle enthusiasts tend to be cautious, respectful drivers. 

That said, with this old girl, you could turn some heads if you rev it right.     Totally bad ass for cruisin' the barrio.  

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 4:29pm



 ptooey wrote:


 
That is so cool!

 
Thanks!
I was afraid of posting this here knowing there's lots of internal combustion haters afoot.

ptooey

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 2:22pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
After 15 years of fabbing and tons of work we finally got my son's '41 Dodge Power Wagon started last Saturday...

I did all the wiring on it.
He did almost everything else.


 
That is so cool!

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 1:41pm



 pilgrim wrote:


 

that's badass Kurt!
Nice work, both of you
 
He's going for a exact replica olive drab green with military markings.
My wife and I got him a fiberglass replica 50 cal. machine gun for Christmas a few years ago.
He's already built a bed mount for it.
That will get some attention going down the road.  

pilgrim

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 1:21pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
After 15 years of fabbing and tons of work we finally got my son's '41 Dodge Power Wagon started last Saturday...

I did all the wiring on it.
He did almost everything else.


 

that's badass Kurt!
Nice work, both of you
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 12:46pm



 westslope wrote:


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 

So cool!   Curious as always:  what is the fuel mileage?   
 

Right now it's better than any electric car.
It isn't quite roadworthy.

This isn't an economy car... it's a 1941 military Dodge Power Wagon.
It will be way more fun to drive than any other "jellybean car" out on the road today.
And it will get better gas mileage than any boat on the water.
Look at it this way... he recycled it. It was distend for the scrapyard.
I wonder how many Prius's will be on the road in 78 years.

For the complete story to date, check here... https://ramchargercentral.com/...
Don't go there if any of you fear being politically incorrect.  
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: May 15, 2019 - 8:53am



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
After 15 years of fabbing and tons of work we finally got my son's '41 Dodge Power Wagon started last Saturday...

I did all the wiring on it.
He did almost everything else.


 

So cool!   Curious as always:  what is the fuel mileage?   
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: May 14, 2019 - 9:30pm



 kurtster wrote:

Heck, back in the day when I had air cooled Corvairs and my beloved 1973 VW Bus with the 1700 cc engine, I would run Kendall GT 20W50 racing oil.  Sometimes in the summer, I would run straight 50W.  The bus got real hot in the summer ... anyone remember vapor lock ?


 
With my Six Pack this is a common issue.
That's why I run a return line back to the tank... it stops that problem.


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 14, 2019 - 9:27pm

After 15 years of fabbing and tons of work we finally got my son's '41 Dodge Power Wagon started last Saturday...

I did all the wiring on it.
He did almost everything else.


kurtster

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Posted: May 14, 2019 - 9:26pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

The reason why they recommend the thinner oils these days...  is tighter clearances on things like main and rod bearings.
There's the benefit of less drag in the engine for the better fuel mileage.
I wouldn't fool around with the heavier oil than what is recommend.
That said... bumping the little amount you suggested shouldn't hurt anything.
These engines today are put together way better than the engines from the 20's to the mid 80's.
Racing tech has filtered down to the engines today for more efficiency everywhere.
 
Heck, back in the day when I had air cooled Corvairs and my beloved 1973 VW Bus with the 1700 cc engine, I would run Kendall GT 20W50 racing oil.  Sometimes in the summer, I would run straight 50W.  The bus got real hot in the summer ... anyone remember vapor lock ?


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 14, 2019 - 9:19pm



 aflanigan wrote:


 cc_rider wrote:

I usually use synthetic oil, but dino oil has additives that make it perform about as well. The viscosity (10W30, 5W20, et al) is important, check the viscosity/temperature chart in the owner's manual.




 
So here's the thing that IMO seems to be going on lately with the specified oil viscosity in cars. There has been a noticeable shift to lower viscosity oils, to try and squeeze another MPG out of the EPA's fuel economy ratings for vehicles. Thus, a vehicle that used to be spec'd to use 10W30 SAE oil is now probably spec'd to use 5W20 or thinner. My wife's 2013 Prius is spec'd to use 0W20.

My recommendation (which I follow, particularly for older cars out of warranty) is to definitely use a thicker oil, particularly in summer. My vehicles all have 5W30.

MORE


 
The reason why they recommend the thinner oils these days...  is tighter clearances on things like main and rod bearings.
There's the benefit of less drag in the engine for the better fuel mileage.
I wouldn't fool around with the heavier oil than what is recommend.
That said... bumping the little amount you suggested shouldn't hurt anything.
These engines today are put together way better than the engines from the 20's to the mid 80's.
Racing tech has filtered down to the engines today for more efficiency everywhere.

kurtster

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Location: drifting
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Posted: May 10, 2019 - 7:25pm

 islander wrote:


 buzz wrote:
wait...what? you're supposed to change that stuff?{#Stupid}
 
ill look into it next time i get the air in my tires changed. {#Motor} 
 
If it leaks enough, you are always putting fresh oil in anyway...
 
That was a feature of English cars in the 50's and 60's.  Oil changes were unnecessary.  Buy oil by the case and change the filter once in awhile.
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: May 10, 2019 - 6:26pm



 ptooey wrote:

....
 

I've paid someone else to change my oil exactly 2 times. The first time, they torqued the drain plug down so tight I had to replace the pan. The second one, they tightened the filter on in a similar manner. Took a neighbor guy and I 3 hours to get the damn thing off. Never again.
 

Wow!   That beats simply overfilling the oil pan.


NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: May 10, 2019 - 2:14pm

 miamizsun wrote:


 
you want fix my fence...

that's two doors down. 
miamizsun

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Posted: May 10, 2019 - 1:33pm


cc_rider

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Location: Bastrop
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 19, 2019 - 7:47am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Meh. I've been taking our cars to the same Valvoline oil change joint for years and have had no issues at all.
The exception that proves the rule. Of course there are good ones, but dang, lots of horror stories. Plus I'm sure they know you there by now, that helps.
c.


islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 18, 2019 - 7:23pm



 buzz wrote:
wait...what? you're supposed to change that stuff?
{#Stupid}

 
ill look into it next time i get the air in my tires changed.
{#Motor}
 
 
If it leaks enough, you are always putting fresh oil in anyway...

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