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8 Hot AMSOIL Products for Your Vintage Cruiser

8 Hot AMSOIL Products for Your Hot Rod

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If you’re anything like us, the highly anticipated sights and sounds of hot rods, muscle cars and restomods returning to the open road makes you a bit giddy. It’s a sure sign of road trips, car shows and all things summer.

In honor of the classic car re-emergence of the season, we put together a list of 8 AMSOIL products aimed at keeping those engines humming for decades to come. Hot rod owners spare no time or expense in maintaining their vehicle-babies, which is good for the rest of us because we look forward to seeing them age gracefully a bit more each year.

Break-In Oil

For those installing a new engine in their hot rod, consider starting off on the right foot with AMSOIL Break-In Oil. It’s formulated with zinc and phosphorus anti-wear additives to protect critical components during break-in periods when engine wear rates are highest. It doesn’t contain friction modifiers to allow for quick and efficient piston ring seating, an important aspect of the break-in process to ensure maximum power and engine longevity.

Engine Assembly Lube

As they say, a new engine isn’t built in a day. Partially assembled engines can sit idle for weeks or months at a time. During this process, an engine assembly lube must be applied that will cling to parts and provide wear protection, inhibit rust corrosion and help prevent deposit formation. AMSOIL Engine Assembly Lube handles all of the above.

Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil was made for hot rods. It is engineered specifically for classic and high-performance vehicles to perform on the street and protect during storage. It features a high-zinc formulation that protects flat-tappet camshafts and critical engine components, along with a proprietary blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors for added protection during long-term storage. It’s available in both 10W-30 and 20W-50 viscosities.

Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil – The Original

AMSOIL Premium Protection Synthetic Motor Oil has been around for years and has earned a loyal following thanks to its excellent performance. Hot rod and classic car owners understand the importance of using a high-zinc oil. This product, available in 10W-40 and 20W-50 viscosities, stands as a flagship high-zinc lubricant. It delivers excellent protection for other high-pressure components, like bearings and pistons, to keep engines running peak.

Check out AMSOIL Technical Services Representative Ryan Lawrey’s vintage pickup:

Miracle Wash Waterless Wash and Wax Spray

Most hot rod owners are dedicated to keeping their vehicle’s appearance on par with its performance. For those who wouldn’t have it any other way, AMSOIL Miracle Wash is a must-have in the glove box or trunk. Simply spray and wipe off to lift dirt away from the surface instantly. It leaves vehicles with a super-shiny finish that protects against dust, light dirt and harmful ultraviolet rays.

Gasoline Stabilizer

When it’s time to prepare for storage at the end of the season, AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer is crucial to ensuring your ride is road-ready the following year. Gasoline can degrade in as little as 30 days. Treat your fuel tank prior to parking the vehicle for the winter to help prevent fuel degradation and poor engine performance when it’s time to start it up again in the spring.

DOMINATOR Octane Boost

In the olden days, vehicles were manufactured to run on leaded gasoline. As a result, classic and collector autos often require the use of a lead substitute to preserve the components that were designed for the fuel of days gone by.

AMSOIL DOMINATOR Octane Boost is excellent as a lead substitute in older vehicles. It increases octane up to four numbers, helping reduce engine knock and improve ignition while helping fuel burn more cleanly.

Engine Fogging Oil

Any engine facing storage or lengthy inactivity should be treated with a good dose of Engine Fogging Oil first. Giving the cylinders a shot protects them from rust, corrosion and harmful dry starts when it comes time to fire up the car again the following year.

Speaking of next year, check out our stored vehicle tips before parking your hot rod or classic car at summer’s end.  In the meantime, enjoy the open road with peace of mind that your engine and components are protected by products from a company that’s been making high-quality products since the days when hot rods were rolling off the assembly line.

Signature Series: Team Hybrid Masters the Art of Tuner Domination

Signature Series: Team Hybrid Masters the Art of Tuner Domination

 

Over the course of Team Hybrid’s 22+ years in existence, President James Lin and his team have built an empire that shows no signs of stopping. Based on a foundation of passion, loyalty and a serious knack for building first-class vehicles, Team Hybrid is still turning heads and sweeping awardseverywhere they go.

Most recently they landed another feature in the July #182 issue of DSPORT Magazinewith the following sentiment: “After a strong showing at the 2016 season closer with thirteen earned trophies, Team Hybrid came back to collect again. Crew members earned awards in numerous categories including Domestic, KDM, Mazda, Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota/Lexus/Scion, VIP and even People’s Choice. Given its strong presence of head turners and award winners, Team Hybrid took the title of Best Crew.”

Highlights like these are becoming pretty standard fare for Team Hybrid, but Lin and his team remain humble and in constant work mode to be the best without resting on their laurels (of which there are many). Check out the latest installment in the AMSOIL Signature Series to see why Team Hybrid remains an example of leadership and innovation amongst strongly competitive proving grounds. Sioux Falls drivers are finally able to get the best oils for their cars!!

Our Favorite Car(s) from Cruisin’ Ocean City

Our Favorite Car(s) from Cruisin’ Ocean City

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, signaling the unofficial launch of summer and drawing out the masses in search of ways to enjoy it. While camping and traveling are staples, car shows are also near the top of the list as ways of bringing nostalgic fun for all ages no matter the locale.

Kicking summer off a little early was the Cruisin’ Ocean City event that took place last weekend in Ocean City, Md. As the Official Oil, AMSOIL was on hand to witness thousands of classic car owners and spectators descend on the boardwalk to take in the sights and sounds of this nationally recognized event. Over 3,500 registered vehicles were on the grounds, and once again we were on the hunt to award our 6-foot AMSOIL trophy to our 2017 pick for Best of Show. This proved to be a daunting task among a sea of worthy competitors, but we found The One in a 1933 Plymouth hotrod owned by William Carson Jones that had all the makings of a star.

Check out the photo gallery below for a look at the best of Cruisin’ Ocean City 2017 and see for yourself why it draws thousands of enthusiasts. If you’re in the area or willing to travel, make plans now to attend the Endless Summer Cruisin’ event this fall. We’ll see you there.