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Zinc engine additive? #2607827
01/16/19 11:40 PM
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New Mexico
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JMCFAN Offline OP
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When I got my 383 back from builder he recommended a zinc additive. Its been a while... but it ready now.. what are folks using and why?


68 Charger 383/ AT Green/Green VT
70 Roadrunner 383/4sp Purple/Black VT
Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607880
01/17/19 01:39 AM
01/17/19 01:39 AM
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Greenwood Lake, NY
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fuelishnsilly Offline
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Greenwood Lake, NY
Valvoline VR1 Racing oil that already has added zinc for flat tappet cams


inherited a 69 roadrunner from my grand pop.
Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607889
01/17/19 01:57 AM
01/17/19 01:57 AM
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Kirkland, Washington
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I use the Rislone 'super concentrate' or whatever they call it in the yellow bottle. Why? Flat tappet lubrication.

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607937
01/17/19 04:11 AM
01/17/19 04:11 AM
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On the run…
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On the run…
VR1 here as well.


It really doesn't matter whether you win or lose…
as long as you look good doing it!

‘65 A100
‘69 ‘Cuda
‘73 Vega GT
‘06 Mega Cab
‘14 Mercedes SLK
Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607960
01/17/19 09:18 AM
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Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
VR1, already mixed. Plus, oil plus additive sometimes is more expensive than VR1 at regular price or on sale.

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607961
01/17/19 09:26 AM
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Sharpsburg Maryland
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440farmer Offline
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Sharpsburg Maryland
VR1
used it for 30 years no problem yet

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607973
01/17/19 10:28 AM
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Dry Heat AZ
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Dry Heat AZ
Torco TR-1R, no additive needed

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2607984
01/17/19 11:30 AM
01/17/19 11:30 AM
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LEE, MASS
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TOMRR Offline
super stock
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LEE, MASS
VR1 20/50 My Self

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2608101
01/17/19 03:24 PM
01/17/19 03:24 PM
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A collage of whims
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FWIW, Lucas in mine. VR1 is likely less expensive.

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: topside] #2608134
01/17/19 04:12 PM
01/17/19 04:12 PM
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Eagle, Idaho
Neil Offline
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GM EOS from the Chevy dealership.

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: topside] #2608135
01/17/19 04:14 PM
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Western New York
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Western New York
I use Gibbs Hot Rod for all my/customer flat tappet engines. Made specifically for street engines in collector, read seasonal cars. Has additives for flat tappets as well as additives for prolonged storage periods. Available in full synthetic or dinosaur. Good stuff. Also use their BR oil for break ins.


1959 Bugeye Sprite
1967 Charger Black L code
1967 Coronet R/T Convert Green 440 auto bought from original owner
1968 Charger R/T Bronze 440 4 spd console AM/FM
1969 Super Bee WM21H B5 A40 D21 N96
1969 Barracuda Formula S 340 Convert pilot car
1969 Hemi Road Runner RM23J D32 Omaha orange 4.10 Dana N96 N85
1970 Super Bee WM23N FE5 V1X 3.91 axle package, N96
1970 Road Runner RM21N B3 V1X D13
1971 MG Midget
1971 Road Runner RM23H GW3, A57
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Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2608321
01/17/19 11:28 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
I use the Valvoline VR1 also.

Re: Zinc engine additive? [Re: JMCFAN] #2608388
01/18/19 01:41 AM
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Florida
BDW Offline
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Florida
Whatever oil is on sale and Lucas break in.
$15 bottle is good for 3 oil changes.
Much more cost effective than paying $10/qt for "racing" oil.








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