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Old 07-10-2021, 09:52 PM   #1
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My A has a new engine, but has never been installed in the car. Was built 8 yrs. ago. It was been in my shop with every opening covered with clean rags. Iíve tried without complete success to, turn the engine over and squirt a squirt of marvel mystery oil in each cylinder once a month. It is free and turns over with great compression. It has inserts in the bottom end and a B head. My wife is and has been on me to complete putting it (the car) back together. Will the engine be fine still? Comments please
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:02 PM   #2
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Engine should be fine. When you install the engine and add oil, remove the distributor and pour 1 quart of oil down the hole, this will put oil in the dipper tray so when you start the engine there will be oil for the rods.
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:29 PM   #3
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It was started for me when I picked it up. Do you suppose I should drain this oil and start over again.
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Old 07-11-2021, 09:53 AM   #4
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Robert oil is cheap maintenance ! Drain and replace the oil it's been in there 8 years.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:16 AM   #5
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I believe your right, guess I’ll recycle it or use on burning brush.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:01 PM   #6
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I use my old model A oil for chainsaw bar lube, and coating garden tools to prevent rusting.
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