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Old 11-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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LaPointe? Check.
Acetone? Check.
Vizard? Check.

Has all the earmarks of The Unicorn Zone. Dun Dun Dunnnnnn!


Well, Frank, you missed my acetone explanation above. That goes hand in hand with LaPointe, anyway. I challenge your 3 Check Marks, it should be 2 at most

Seriously, though... Do you think acetone is just a "placebo" effect? I had wondered about that, since I had experienced diminishing results (lust like "Louie" said) after not using it. In other words, the next tank would be "almost as good" and the tank after would be a little less, and about the 3rd tank of no acetone would be back near, or at baseline. Double-Blind testing and A-B-A comparisons are really needed, I agree. But I got a really good repeatable result.

I'll check your "Unicorn Corral" for acetone info. Bet I can find something there?

This looks like a really FUN PLACE!
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I like the idea that Vizard's long block turns over more easily than a short block. The long block includes the valvetrain with all those heavy springs and stuff.
It is like comparing Apples to ***-holes, but well within the realm of possibility. Custom Rebuild vs. thrown-together 30-over SBC!


This longblock was specifically built as a low-friction* engine, for oil additives testing. It was compared to a standard economy rebuilder shortblock. He built it for testing the Oil Extreme concentrate. Perhaps this product is also in the unicorn category?



* The valve springs used were "just heavy enough" beehive units, that can handle the same RPM as a traditional double valvespring due to the advanced design.




PS: Here is the link to the Vizard write-up,

http://www.oilextreme.com/motortec_article.html

It details the engine build. Just FYI, FRANK () I am not endorsing the product that was tested with this engine

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It is a fun place. You can search for all kinds of things in the search box... acetone, oil treatments, unicorn corral, proper test procedures, you name it.
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It is a fun place. You can search for all kinds of things in the search box... acetone, oil treatments, unicorn corral, proper test procedures, you name it.


Thanks Frank!
Looking forward to a continual battle of wits and info!

It really does help me order my thoughts. I tend to be a scatterbrain...

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