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Re: Oil

Postby TonyLees » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:01 am

Mike Cunnington wrote:Tony, I had already found your discussion about the torque values, then I read this post and figured you must be the oil expert! :shock:

Er, not me :lol:
If you search for the first paragraph of my original posting in google you will see that I am not the only plagiarist on the web
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Re: Oil

Postby Lorne Goldman » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:14 pm

Mike Cunnington wrote:Tony, I had already found your discussion about the torque values, then I read this post and figured you must be the oil expert! :shock:


Hi Mike.

The model has a very limited audience. Ken Hill sent me what he had many years ago and I posted it on GoMoG..but I removed it when it became a target on its Talmudic finer points. (sad smile).

However, you are in luck. There are two Series I experts left and if you catch them on the right day..they can be very helpful to you. One is George Proudfoot of the MSCC http://www.mscc.uk.com/technical.html and the other is John Merton in Australia https://sites.google.com/site/morganati ... rd-special
Proudfoot is a Series I owner and specialist-for-hire and acted as the Technical Director at the MSCC for many years. The Series I is the only Morgan for which the MSCC carries a inventory of parts in the three-wheeler club fashion. http://www.mscc.uk.com/stocklist09.pdf

As for which oil to use...I am no expert in the model. But the Series I uses mushroom lifters and was born in a era where all tappets thrived on 20-50 oils rich in a zinc additive called zddp. In recent years, this additive was removed from standard motor oils, as the USA found it prejudiced the ability of catalytic converters to live until a regulatory-required 10 years. As the removal was done without notices or name changes, there was some reported damage done to earlier engines like ours. http://www.gomog.com/allmorgan/zddpUK.htm In Australia, zddp rich oil is easier to find..but make it a point to find out the ZDDP levels in what you use.

The article Tony posted IS excellent. I am trying to track it down.

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Re: Oil

Postby Mike Cunnington » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:13 am

Thank-you Lorne, I have followed the links, joined the MSCC and now purchased a second Series 1, although this one is very much a "project" and I may need to draw on the expertise of many people if it is to get back on the road (or track) in anything like it's former glory. It was apparently sold to the Melbourne agent in 1946 as one of four chassis/engine only cars and fitted with a body built here in Australia.

I cannot find an email address for George Proudfoot, but I will pass on the details of both cars to the MSCC when i return the form.

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Re: Oil

Postby Mike Cunnington » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:33 am

I have just come across this on the internet, the down-loadable paper is extremely detailed and has left me wondering how I should monitor oil temperature to aid in the oil choice decision.

http://www.widman.biz/Corvair/English/Links/Oil.html
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