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Old June 13th, 2020, 10:27 PM
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For my update...my bed replacement is almost done. All the wood is fitted and drilled I'm just trying to decide what to finish it with. I don't want to paint it as I want to see the wood grain but pretty tough to find UV resistant clears. I'm leaning towards Sikkens...anyone have any thoughts?
You could do it cheaply like a trailer deck and hit it with linseed oil every spring. Keeps the nice wood grain showing and protects against the ugly of the world. takes about 15 minutes every April.
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Old June 15th, 2020, 12:30 AM
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Thanks so much, that assortment of unique and fine vehicles belong to my buddy. His Spyder has a neat story behind it as well, and yes it is a James Dean commemorative, right down to the dull toned numbers on the rear lid. He found it in the Carolina’s. He also finished buffing out my ‘63...forever grateful!!






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Old July 19th, 2020, 12:20 AM
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On a different note, in autozone today looking for a suitable 5W-30 for the ‘63, 305 V6. Realized practically all oils now are “fully synthetic” or “synthetic blend”. Curious what you guys are putting in your K1500’s out there these days?


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Old July 19th, 2020, 01:32 AM
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Some of us are using Shell Rotella oil, looking for it that has zinc in it, helps protect the flat tappets. Most of the new oils are designed for newer motors with cat converters and roller tappets, so all the good stuff for older motors is not there any more.
Since then in some other cars I started using a Lucas Hot Rod classic oil from Summit racing, has a high zinc content labeled on container, designed for flat tappets motors.
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Old July 19th, 2020, 01:36 AM
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Ok, I’ll check it out, thanks so much! I understood the same thing about the importance of Zinc in the oil. Unfortunately I’ve discovered most oils don’t list their contents anymore. I’ll see if I can find the two you suggest somewhere. Thanks again!


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On a different note, in autozone today looking for a suitable 5W-30 for the ‘63, 305 V6. Realized practically all oils now are “fully synthetic” or “synthetic blend”. Curious what you guys are putting in your K1500’s out there these days?


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It seems like this question comes up about once a year. I've been using Amsoil products since 1974, and have always had good luck with them. Their Z-Rod oil has high zinc, and is available in 10W-30, 10W-40, and 20W-50. I use 10W-40 myself.

See https://www.amsoil.com/p/z-rod-10w-3...A#pills-home_0
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