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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 I know it is horribly out of date, but I just thought it would be interesting to see what was said about oil and lubrication some 30 years ago.....
 
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I think I've got a photocopy at work. Fortunately I won't be back there for another week and a bit. I'll see how it scans into a PDF, and if someone can host it, I'll e-mail it across to them.
 
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i should be able to put it into my photobucket account, let me know if it comes out ok and ill get you my email address.
 
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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.
 
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I have the magazine at home as well, if you other guys are unable to post it, I can scan it and create a PDF of it.
 
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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.
 
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yup, the prognostications for the future are hilarious. We should all be commuting to work in atomic powered flying cars about now.
 

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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......
 
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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
 
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