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#1 goodwheel97

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:55 PM

I would like to hear some opinions about Brad-Penn oil for a circle track engine.



 

#2 714d

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:37 PM

Only a chemist or expert in metallurgy could probably give you a real comparison, but from an experience standpoint.... I know a lot of racers use it, and I've never heard a bad story yet.


#3 Fastbydesign

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

Great oil for flat tappet cam race engines.  Reasonably priced and PA made. 




#4 Walt Wimer

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

Local distributor in the Butler area is Triangle Gasoline Co. on route 8 north.




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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:55 PM

I think it used to be Kendall GT-1.  Looks kinda blue in color.  If its the same stuff 20w50 we used to run it all the time and it worked good.




#6 blaneyfan10

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

its a good oil to use tracy is right used to be kendall




#7 Walt Wimer

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:00 PM

Yes, the Brad-Penn refinery in Bradford is the old Kendall refinery.   The KENDALL brand is now owned by one of the major oil companies just as PENNZOIL & QUAKER STATE are owned by Shell!!  No longer made in western PA!!!

 

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:00 PM

We use Brad-Penn in some road race applications. Engine wear is minimal and bearings look nice during teardown.

 

Walt, do you know if the base stock is imported and then refined in Bradford? I know it's "Pennsylvania Grade" but also heard that it isn't from PA wells anymore.



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#9 Walt Wimer

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:18 PM

No, can't help you on that one. 

 

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#10 blaneyfan10

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:55 PM

I believe it is still from the wells in Bradford pa




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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

I ran it when it was the Kendall brand and have now switched to Schaffers racing oil. Great protection and minimum wear after 40 races. You will also see a difference in oil temp as well as oil pressure drop it does not break down like I've experienced in the past. Well worth the money.


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:41 AM

2930, what is the cost comparison to the Brad Penn or other Oils such as Valvoline or Pennzoil, Just curious what the cost difference is on average.




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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:46 AM

Started using Brad -Penn after wiping out a cam & lifters. Engine builders say there is not enough zinc in other oils to keep the wear factor in check.




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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:12 PM

POPS
just a quick web search it looks like brad penn is about $80 a case and valvoline is $90 a case, pennzoil about $75 a case.

Schaffers is about $85 a case.
Contact Mark McIver at Schaffers for additional details on price. 1 (814) 720-5255


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:55 AM

I'm
Sure Doug Smith will drive to your shop to give you a demo


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

POPS
just a quick web search it looks like brad penn is about $80 a case and valvoline is $90 a case, pennzoil about $75 a case.

Schaffers is about $85 a case.
Contact Mark McIver at Schaffers for additional details on price. 1 (814) 720-5255

brad penn 20w 50 is $63.60 a case at fridays gas and oil in byrnedale pa  phone number 814 787 8143




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Posted 15 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

we also ran this oil in our pure stock motor last year with no issues also know quite a few local guys using this oil as well without any issues this oil has a green color to it 







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