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Shovel Head / Re: Primo Rivera DOA?
« Last post by hotrodshovel on Today at 10:35:48 PM »
burnout,  :up: good news in that Jim is keeping the operation in the family.  I guess he will still be available to his son for advise.  I'm glad I got what I did when I did.
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General / Re: TC clutch cable spring
« Last post by hotrodshovel on Today at 10:29:21 PM »
FSG, are you taking into account that in the photo the clutch cable is fully slacked.  After adjusting the clutch pushrod via adjusting screw in derby hole I then take up cable slack on the cable adjuster.  I'm pretty confident that 1/8" is no longer there after cable slack is adjusted out and the spring is now under some pressure while at rest.  No sharp edges were evident when I inspected the spring prior to installing it but now that you mention it I'm glad I did feel it.
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by mike jesse on Today at 09:39:58 PM »
Valvoline VR 1 40 WT.

Spin it over until pressure is detected and then fire it.
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by kd on Today at 09:26:45 PM »
I use a 60 /40 mix of XM5 oil stabilizer to engine oil. XM5 (previously called Moray's oil and invented in Saskatchewan) is the original formula for the Lucas oil stabilizer. The inventor passed the formula on to his sons and one went on to produce Lucas formula. I stick with the original because of their history. It is fantastic stuff and so slippery it is not recommended in fresh engines due to hindering break in.

I use it (XM5) in everything. A cob web drifted off the cap one day from under the hood to the door of my pick m up truck. It remained on the door for close to a year before I finally took thinners to it and removed it. Great for gear boxes etc. It has such high surface tension seals will stop leaking. My truck starts in the morning even if not plugged in all winter down to -40C.  Because of the residual lube left clinging after shut off it spins over great. It stays on assembled parts even if the project goes on for months.

 :scratch:
You mix your own assembly lube and 60 % of the mix is a product that is not recommended for use in new engines because it hinders break in?


Sorry, I could have been more clear I guess. I use 15/40 Rotella for the pistons and rings mixed with 100:1 2 stroke oil. The lifter bores, bearings, rocker shafts, cams, chains, and the like get the XM5 mix. It is not slobbered around because it's not necessary. I don't start a fresh engine until there is oil pressure and it has cranked enough to fill the galleries.  The first oil change is after heat cycles, then 50 miles, then 500 and 3,000 (ish). My break-in style is (and always has been) the Mototune technique. Oil is cheap insurance. After 5,000 I will start adding 20% XM5 in the engine. My 120 is at 5,500 miles now and getting it's first XM5 treatment this service.
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by kd on Today at 09:12:07 PM »
Most N/A trucks are 45 to 150 gallon tanks. Some have more than 1 tank. Koko will probably chime in with his set-up. Just for info in your calc, I am paying around $40 Can four 4 liter jugs. I don't buy pails or bulk. If he's using 1/4 liter per 500 liters of fuel he has 16 treatments per $40 Can and saves $80 Can per 500 L. (X3 = $240 per 1/4 liter at a cost of $2.50 Can because he treats every 4th tank).

500 liters to US gallons = 132.08603 gal
500 liters to Imperial gallons = 109.98462 gal
500 liters to US dry gallons = 113.51 gallons
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by 1FSTRK on Today at 09:07:18 PM »
I use a 60 /40 mix of XM5 oil stabilizer to engine oil. XM5 (previously called Moray's oil and invented in Saskatchewan) is the original formula for the Lucas oil stabilizer. The inventor passed the formula on to his sons and one went on to produce Lucas formula. I stick with the original because of their history. It is fantastic stuff and so slippery it is not recommended in fresh engines due to hindering break in.

I use it (XM5) in everything. A cob web drifted off the cap one day from under the hood to the door of my pick m up truck. It remained on the door for close to a year before I finally took thinners to it and removed it. Great for gear boxes etc. It has such high surface tension seals will stop leaking. My truck starts in the morning even if not plugged in all winter down to -40C.  Because of the residual lube left clinging after shut off it spins over great. It stays on assembled parts even if the project goes on for months.

 :scratch:
You mix your own assembly lube and 60 % of the mix is a product that is not recommended for use in new engines because it hinders break in?
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by FSG on Today at 08:48:12 PM »
Quote
I could save about $80 (Cdn.) per fill up 

what % is that of a full fuel storage on the truck ?
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by kd on Today at 08:37:19 PM »
Ditto. Their site shows some interesting tests. One paper is a test between 2 identical engines (same age) in a twin engine tug boat. Interesting stats just like your findings. Proven horsepower and torque of 5% and 10%. I have personally seen extreme service bearings stop failing when introduced to it. many other hard to believe personal experiences too.

http://hmfoil.ca/HMF-tugboat.pdf

http://hmfoil.ca/
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by koko3052 on Today at 08:28:27 PM »
A little off topic, but in response to kd, I use that in gear boxes, anything hydraulic & in diesel fuel systems.
I did a test on my tanker with 475 Cat on a dedicated run & found that by mixing 1/4 L XM5 to approx 500L fuel, that I could save about $80 (Cdn.) per fill up by the extended mileage. After proving this by running 1 tank mixed, then 2 consecutive tanks not  mixed, 6 times repeatedly, it was constantly used.
I use it in my bike transmission & engine, but not in the primary as my clutch is very picky about what it tastes. :wink:
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General / Re: Assembly lube preferences
« Last post by Harley_Cruiser Rocker Lockers on Today at 08:24:12 PM »
I still use lithium grease, that is what I was taught with, and find no reason to change.
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