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General Discussion / Re: Recommended engine oil for W187 and W188?
« Last post by Scott Montoney on September 02, 2020, 08:38:30 PM »
I've been using a 20W-50 Racing oil in my engine due to it having a higher concentration of ZDDP additive that is supposed to provide better protection for the valve lifters. 
Here is what I copied off the web site.  I happen to have a local dealer near my home, so it is easy for me to stop in a buy a case.
I have no idea what is available in your area.

PennGrade1 Multi-Grade High Performance Oils are specially formulated using high quality PennGrade base stocks and select additive technologies to meet the stringent lubricating demands of high-performance, highly stressed, street and racing engines.

PennGrade 1 Partial Synthetic High Performance Oils deliver excellent shock load and high temperature protection to heavily stressed engine parts including bearings, camshafts, rings, and pistons. They reduce internal friction for increased horsepower output while maintaining their strong lubricating film protection even under the most demanding torque and extreme temperature conditions. These high performance formulations also provide good anti-foaming and shear stability characteristics, excellent high temperature protection from thermal breakdown, outstanding film strength, and strong anti-wear properties.
General Discussion / Recommended engine oil for W187
« Last post by PPATEL on September 02, 2020, 03:35:25 PM »
Would someone be kind to help give me some technical recommendations please... I have just had my engine fully rebuilt. looking for suggestion on whether to use Full Synthetic 10W-40 or other recommendation with viscosity or traditional mineral oil. Thanks in advance.
Classifieds / Re: 170 shell on craigslist, LI NY
« Last post by cth350 on August 14, 2020, 11:17:38 PM »
fresh link ...

Text reads...
"Vin" # 00531752
Motor # 136922-00332-52
4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter Engine

-Missing Doors and Body Panels
-I do believe I have the Original Wood Interior (not included in price), though I have to search the attic of my shop.
-Believe only 8,080 were Manufactured.
-Great Restoration Project for a Unique Car

Asking $1,300

Call Guy

Technical / Re: tyres
« Last post by Scott Montoney on August 12, 2020, 10:50:01 AM »
I should have checked my reply.  Only half of it got posted.  The most relevant parts didn't get included for some reason??

Yes, I have standard rims.  Three appear to be newer than the fourth, but they have been fine.
Tire size 185/80R15 or 185HR15 is pretty close to the size of original bias-ply in height and not too wide for fenders.

I bought two sets over the years.  First was Federal brand, and second set was Vredestein.  Diamondback uses production run tires and will customize the sidewall to your choice.  I have a 2.5" whitewall added and it looks great.
The company has been great to deal with from helping to source the tires and prompt service.

I believe Coker also is a popular company, but I have not used them.
Technical / Re: tyres
« Last post by murraymules on August 12, 2020, 05:15:43 AM »
I get my tires from Diamondback Tires.

They have a wide range of tires and whitewall options.
I actually use steel-belted radials because I drive my car a lot, and wanted good road stability.

Scott - thanks for that sir . Q. does your car have the std 4.5 x 15 rims ..and if so what size radial tyres do you have on yours please ? / Murray Mules
Technical / Re: tyre size for type 220
« Last post by Scott Montoney on August 10, 2020, 07:02:45 PM »
I'm sure there are many different opinions on this topic, but since I also have a '52 220, here is my input.
First of all, I'm not sure what a Safety Rim looks like.  Three of my rims are similar and one is, I assume, is an older version.
I've never had an issue.
I drive quite a bit and also wanted a radial tire, but finding a radial with similar physical dimensions as the original bias-ply is a challenge.
I think a 185/80R15, or a 185HR15, are good choices.  I have had a set of each.  I buy my tires from "Diamond Back Classics" because they use modern production tires and will add the 2.5" white wall that I want.
This is not a common size and my last set had to be special ordered from Europe.
The two brands that I have bought were Federal and Vredestein Sprint Classic.
It has been 5 years since I last bought tires, so things may have changed quite a bit.
Another company that may have a size you need is Coker.  But I've had great luck with the Diamond Backs and they have always been very helpful sourcing the size I need.

Technical / tyre size for type 220
« Last post by murraymules on August 10, 2020, 09:13:11 AM »
A friend of mine has a 1952 type 220 with the original 4.5 x 15  non safety rims . What is the correct size radial tyres for this rim please ? and what is a good brand of tyre to buy?  thanks , Murray Mules
Classifieds / Re: 170s sedan wanted
« Last post by hansvdc on July 31, 2020, 08:24:01 AM »
small price for a lot of usefull Redding calfornia
Classifieds / Re: 170s sedan wanted
« Last post by Scott Montoney on July 29, 2020, 11:10:40 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Glad it worked out!!
Classifieds / Re: 170 shell on craigslist, LI NY
« Last post by volker on July 28, 2020, 07:45:20 AM »
Could we get into the habit of copying and pasting the actual text of the ad in these type of links? The links tend to go away and then there is nothing to look at and reference later.
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