Rocketing the 455 Oldsmobile Engine into the Future
using Today’s Gasoline & Oils
For this article I am drawing on the more than 50 years of experience dealing with automotive gas and oils with their ever-declining zinc and phosphate contents. This will show the effects on the high performance engine. I will also cover Ethanol as a fuel and other additives.
Many engine component manufacturers have moved their operations to, or purchase materials or entire parts from, foreign countries. Speed Pro, Federal Mogul, Sealed Power, KB Pistons, Accel, MSD Ignition, Pertronics, PEP, SBI Professional Products, Erson, Probe, Moon, Doug’s and Hedman Headers, Mr. Gasket, Hooker, even some of the cylinder head companies are just a few. I feel we all need to purchase more of our components and products that are totally manufactured right here in the United States from our own materials and using United States citizens in their factories. If we stress this enough we will see more and more products on the shelves that again say “Made in the U.S.A.” And I don’t mean the area in China renamed Usa or USA to fool us!