Does anyone have a link to, or have posted, that article done by Popular Mechanics in 1976 on synthetic oil? I know it is horribly out of date, but I just thought it would be interesting to see what was said about oil and lubrication some 30 years ago.....
That would be pretty kool to see that article.
It was my first exposure to the world of syn oils for cars. I even attempted to save it............. I read it but did not use syn oil till about 12 years later.
My eye doctor had a 1977 Popular Mechanics issue. Some pretty stupid stuff in there. My college studies at University of Pennsylvania were in History and Sociology of Science, so that's an "expert" opinion.
Hate to say it, but in 30 years people will be looking back on the stuff we predicted/did right now, and say the exact same thing....we have gotton a bit better, though, at not making such 'wild' predictions......
It turns out the article is actually from the April 1976 issue of Popular Science magazine. I spent the last hour or so scanning the article and creating a PDF of it. It's a hefty 12.5 MB in size, so dial-up users you've been warned. Enjoy!
The Big Debate Over Synthetic Oils For Your Car
Sweet, Thanks big time
It shows Amsoil used to be based in Plano Texas under MFGs list? Wow and to think I thought they were always in Superior, WI
I will save this and treasure it, the Holy Grail of synthetics articles. Pat