My 1979, L82, 4 speed, Corvette

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I bought this car, about 8 months ago or so. The previous owner, was Autocross racing the car. It runs 12 second in the quarter mile, and all the suspension has been upgraded. All new interior, Edelbrock heads, Edelbrock intake, Holley sniper EFI, Vintage air. ECT, ECT, ECT. It does need a paint job. It's a 5 foot car.
 

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Looks like a nice project car to tinker with and improve on if you want. Paint can be expensive and so can a wrap. The benefits of a wrap is you can change it down the road if you want and the paint underneath is still in great shape. Need any AMSOIL for it? :)
 

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Looks like a nice project car to tinker with and improve on if you want. Paint can be expensive and so can a wrap. The benefits of a wrap is you can change it down the road if you want and the paint underneath is still in great shape. Need any AMSOIL for it? :)
I have to run VR1 racing oil, but thanks for the offer.
 

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I totally understand, not trying to sell AMSOIL but curious as to why you "have" to use VR1? Is it because Valvoline will it as long as you use their product?
No, it has a flat taper cam, so I have to use a high zink oil. I can not use a synthetic oil, at all. it is what the PO was using, and I do like Valvoline. It is not so much a brand thing, more of a zink thing. The engine with the Edelbrock heads, and performance cam, needs an oil, that will not just cook off. IDK about Amsoil, but most of the oil today, is formulated for today's aluminum engines, and some are 0-20, or 0-15, or 0- whatever, and are not formulated for an older engine. Especially a 45 year old engine. My Vette, only has 72,000 original miles, and the bottom end is still OE, (Pistons, crankshaft, cylinders, ECT.) rite now, In running 15-40 in the car. Also being a L-82, 350, it is a 4 bolt main block, and red line is 6000 RPMs, not 5500 like a 2 bolt main block. My compression is 150 + PSI per cylinder. With the 3 inch exhaust, it moves a lot of air. It needs a racing oil, for high performance, or race performance engines. LOL, when you say Corvette, everything doubles, and triples in price, then add racing on top of that, and everything is expensive.
 

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No, it has a flat taper cam, so I have to use a high zink oil. I can not use a synthetic oil, at all. it is what the PO was using, and I do like Valvoline. It is not so much a brand thing, more of a zink thing. The engine with the Edelbrock heads, and performance cam, needs an oil, that will not just cook off. IDK about Amsoil, but most of the oil today, is formulated for today's aluminum engines, and some are 0-20, or 0-15, or 0- whatever, and are not formulated for an older engine. Especially a 45 year old engine. My Vette, only has 72,000 original miles, and the bottom end is still OE, (Pistons, crankshaft, cylinders, ECT.) rite now, In running 15-40 in the car. Also being a L-82, 350, it is a 4 bolt main block, and red line is 6000 RPMs, not 5500 like a 2 bolt main block. My compression is 150 + PSI per cylinder. With the 3 inch exhaust, it moves a lot of air. It needs a racing oil, for high performance, or race performance engines. LOL, when you say Corvette, everything doubles, and triples in price, then add racing on top of that, and everything is expensive.
OK I understand. Most don't know that AMSOIL has their ZRod oil. Which is designed for classic muscle cars with flat tappet cams. It has high ZZDP. Here is the info. Again, just letting you know since most don't know about it. When I go to car shows and tell the owners, they never new about it. It's available in a 10w-30 as well.

You can read more about it here.

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OK I understand. Most don't know that AMSOIL has their ZRod oil. Which is designed for classic muscle cars with flat tappet cams. It has high ZZDP. Here is the info. Again, just letting you know since most don't know about it. When I got to car shows and tell the owners, they never new about it. It's available in a 10w-30 as well.

You can read more about it here.

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That's good to know.
 

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