- Which Oil? By Richard Michell, published by Veloce Publishing, $26.95.
THE restoration of a collector car takes painstaking commitment to detail.
Hours are spent getting the vehicle to look its best but if you're going to drive it then you'll be spending plenty of time under the hood as well. Older vehicles were operated using different oils and lubricants than their modern day counterparts. Even if you have an original owner's manual you may not be able to purchase the oils they reference. Richard Michell can help you overcome that hurdle with his detailed book on the history and use of automotive oil.
Starting with an overview on oils used in past decades, Michell continues with an extensive analysis on the basics of lubrication. He follows this with a look at the different oils used for engines, transmissions and bearing lubricants.
Throughout the book Michell provides graphs and comparisons to let you know what modern oil will be the best fit for your vintage car. Anyone who cares about their special love parked in the garage will find valuable information for its care and upkeep in this book.
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