Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

White walls or black walls & which oil thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • White walls or black walls & which oil thread

    I'll have to dig out my jumping off a bridge photo::::

    I need to stay neutral on this so i would recommend putting blackwalls on one side and whitewalls on the other..
    then fill the crankcase with 4-5 quarts of different oil weights...
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

  • #2
    there were witnesses.......

    Comment


    • #3
      I'm the guy that always insists on originality yet I put whitewalls on my 49 GMC. My 31 Victoria came with blackwalls on black wheels. I will leave it that way.
      Last edited by Art Ebeling; 05-04-2017, 06:33 PM. Reason: spelling

      Comment


      • #4
        It depends on the car! I like ww on my Tudor sedan and black walls on all 28/29 cars. WW never on a truck.
        mike
        Michael
        1928 speedster
        1929 closed cab p/u
        1930 standard roadster
        1931 deluxe tudor sedan
        1967 ss/rs conv.camaro

        Comment


        • #5
          I have white walls on both of my cars it's a lot of work keeping them up .As,I get more and more involved and more of a,purist I think I will be putting on black walls on the phaeton

          Comment


          • #6
            It was on this tour that I noticed everybody had painted wheels and whitewalls but me. My car looked so humble and plain, and I was embarrassed. So I'm going back to painted wheels and whitewalls to see if that suits my vanity. I'll prolly come full circle to black-on-black. :
            Ray White
            - 1929 Sport Coupe
            - 1929 Closed Cab Pickup

            Model A Technical Trivial Quizzes:
            http://sthosted.com/judging/index.html

            Comment


            • #7
              synthetic in everything and blackwalls all around!

              whitewalls are gaudy..............

              Comment


              • #8
                I like Hoppes #9, oil oh crap wrong forum...

                Comment


                • #9
                  Wise ass!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    This thread topic should be a sticky, and all threads and comments that mention oil weight or whitewalls should be automatically resent to the sticky, and all posts 30 days old automatically deleted.
                    Last edited by Ray Horton; 05-09-2017, 09:03 PM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Unless the whitewalls have Apple Green wheels....then make it 'forever'..............::
                      "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I didn't think I would like white walls but they came with the car but with my paint I think black walls wouldn't look right
                        kevin
                        1930 tudor
                        1923 model t roadster p/uIM000199.JPG
                        Last edited by kwisor; 05-19-2017, 04:30 AM.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Apple Green Wheels Rule View Post
                          Unless the whitewalls have Apple Green wheels....then make it 'forever'..............::
                          The picture is my 31 Tudor. Stock color.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Captndan View Post

                            The picture is my 31 Tudor. Stock color.
                            I see your script but don't see the photo.
                            "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I love my white walls. To bad we can not get white oil also.

                              Comment


                              • Greynomad
                                Greynomad commented
                                Editing a comment
                                I think white oil is easy - just add water!

                            • #16
                              Originally posted by George Miller View Post
                              I love my white walls. To bad we can not get white oil also.
                              "ExxonMobil is one of the largest global suppliers of white oil."

                              https://www.exxonmobil.com/en/whiteoil

                              Comment


                              • #17
                                We have had some fun with this thread but on a serious note,

                                ANY oil made for motor vehicles of the correct weight will work fine in your Model A.

                                Any specific brand is a personal preference and will also work fine in your A. You want more Zinc, you want detergents, you don't want these things, fine, the oil will work in your A. Nobody is going to make a suggestion about an oil that will damage your engine so any suggestion will work in your Model A.

                                Comment


                                • #18
                                  I found a 5qt bottle of something looking like oil at Walmart for $11.00 figuring anything made after about 2000 should work better than anything that was made in the '30s for lubing the A.

                                  My car looks wonderful with blackwalls.
                                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

                                  Comment


                                  • #19
                                    aw_jeez_not_this_shit_again2.jpg

                                    Comment


                                    • #20
                                      My perfect out is: I am sold on radials. I want to stay with 19 inch wheels. Blackwell is the only option with that combination.
                                      Alaskan A's
                                      Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                                      Model A Ford Club of America
                                      Model A Restorers Club
                                      Antique Automobile Club of America
                                      Mullins Owners Club

                                      Comment


                                      • #21
                                        This is settled once and for all. Whitewalls on Tudors and black walls on Coupes. Rotella T in everything. Period!

                                        Comment


                                        • #22
                                          This was one of the first threads on the new forum and it did pretty well.
                                          One can always count on oil and tires.


                                          3 ~ Tudor's
                                          Henry Ford said
                                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

                                          Comment


                                          • #23
                                            Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                                            This was one of the first threads on the new forum and it did pretty well.
                                            One can always count on oil and tires.

                                            I'm disappointed this only went 23 posts. We can do better. These oil threads usually really deliver.
                                            Last edited by Boston Bruce; 06-15-2017, 09:37 AM.

                                            Comment


                                            • #24
                                              Maybe the oil should have been separated from the tires creating two threads:o
                                              3 ~ Tudor's
                                              Henry Ford said
                                              "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

                                              Comment


                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by Captndan View Post
                                                This is settled once and for all. Whitewalls on Tudors and black walls on Coupes. Rotella T in everything. Period!
                                                Like I said!

                                                Comment

                                                Related Topics

                                                Collapse

                                                • smittykid
                                                  Correct black paint for gen., starter, oil pan, etc.?
                                                  by smittykid
                                                  The engine is out of my 29 Tudor being rebuilt by the folks out in Skokie, Il. While everything is off the engine-I figured now would be the time to paint the black stuff. Would Rustoleum gloss black be close? I'm not really going for a high point show car, but since everything is off and relatively easy to paint-I would like to get it close. Obviously, Rustoleum paint is readily available. ...
                                                  08-12-2017, 06:46 AM
                                                • Beauford
                                                  Tracer Dye
                                                  by Beauford
                                                  So I was putting a new gasket on valve cover and upon opening cover I notice the oil is kinda a baby poop yellow-orange? I freak and drain the oil. It doesn't look right to me at all being I just start my project a couple times a week and tinker. I had used trace dye for my small rear leak. I'm wondering if this caused the coloration? I am a fanatic about opening rad and seeing fluid at same level...
                                                  04-08-2018, 08:24 PM
                                                • Mike Morton
                                                  What Is The Best all around tire for The Model A ?
                                                  by Mike Morton
                                                  Going to need to put some new tires on the old girl and was wondering what is the best all around tire for touring and I may go back with the white walls or should I paint my rims apple and go with black walls? What does everyone think?...
                                                  03-15-2018, 08:16 PM
                                                • Michael M
                                                  Switching to synthetic oil
                                                  by Michael M
                                                  So as not to hijack the other oil thread on here, I thought I would ask a new question in a new thread.

                                                  It seems conventional wisdom says you can mix conventional oil and synthetic. Its also been reported that conventional oil will detract from the superior performance of synthetic oil and reduce its benefits.

                                                  It's also a given that a quart or more oil stays in the tray...
                                                  09-04-2017, 02:12 PM
                                                • Mitch
                                                  Motor Oil Weight Poll & Which Engine Oil to use Info!!
                                                  by Mitch
                                                  What is your favorite weight oil to use? Did I miss any?

                                                  Multiple choice answers are allowed.

                                                  This is a public poll so others can see your vote.
                                                  5w30 Conventional
                                                  1.77%
                                                  2
                                                  5w30 Full Synthetic
                                                  2.65%
                                                  3
                                                  10w30 Conventional
                                                  15.04%
                                                  17
                                                  10w40 Conventional
                                                  8.85%
                                                  10
                                                  10w40 Full Synthetic
                                                  10.62%
                                                  12
                                                  15w40 Conventional
                                                  28.32%
                                                  32
                                                  15w40 Semi Synthetic
                                                  2.65%
                                                  3
                                                  15w50 Full Synthetic
                                                  4.42%
                                                  5
                                                  20w50 Conventional
                                                  14.16%
                                                  16
                                                  30w Non-Detergent
                                                  4.42%
                                                  5
                                                  30w Detergent
                                                  8.85%
                                                  10
                                                  Other Not Mentioned
                                                  4.42%
                                                  5
                                                  10w30 Full Synthetic
                                                  2.65%
                                                  3
                                                  01-22-2018, 10:19 AM
                                                • Beauford
                                                  I'm a sucker for this 20-30's stuff...
                                                  by Beauford
                                                  Everyone needs a Sinclair 5 gal oil rocker...
                                                  08-13-2018, 08:21 PM
                                                • Chevmn56
                                                  judging Standards Paint Codes
                                                  by Chevmn56
                                                  Hello all !!! i am real close to putting various engine parts back on Clyde. What started as a tune up 2 months ago, has now grown. I think i have the bug also. But in reading the Judging Standards book it makes referance to 2 paimt codes B- Black and R-Raven, now on doing some research on the internet i think R-Raven would be gloss black?????, so what is B-Black????? satin????
                                                  01-16-2018, 07:48 PM
                                                • BNCHIEF
                                                  Oil and the changes manufacturers are doing per the epa.
                                                  by BNCHIEF
                                                  This is not to say anything bad about any oil or brand just some info to consider.http://www.restore-an-old-car.com/be...ssic-cars.html They are taking all the zddp out of the oil we run. Right now I have delo 400LE, being discontinued, I also have shell rotella T-4 both are 15/40 these still have the zddp in the higher concentration. You can also buy zddp https://www.thoughtco.com/...
                                                  09-07-2017, 06:41 AM
                                                • Jm29henry
                                                  Newer white walls keep yellowing
                                                  by Jm29henry
                                                  i bought a new set of white wall Firestones from Crocker tire .My mistake was I cleaned the blue soap off my new tires with Wesley bleach now after a few day they yellow and after the winter they almost look brown. So,I cleaned them now with simple green they come white but n a weeks time they start yellowing again is there any thing I can do to keep them white or did I ruin them thanks in advanced...
                                                  05-15-2017, 08:19 PM
                                                • BNCHIEF
                                                  Synthetic Oil Information and the changes manufacturers are doing per the EPA
                                                  by BNCHIEF
                                                  This is not to say anything bad about any oil or brand just some info to consider.http://www.restore-an-old-car.com/be...ssic-cars.html They are taking all the zddp out of the oil we run. Right now I have delo 400LE, being discontinued, I also have shell rotella T-4 both are 15/40 these still have the zddp in the higher concentration. You can also buy zddp https://www.thoughtco.com/debunking-...-...
                                                  09-07-2017, 06:41 AM
                                                Working...
                                                X