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Torco; a blast from the past #4750611
05/07/18 09:11 PM
05/07/18 09:11 PM
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San Diego
trooplewis Offline OP
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My mom worked as an assistant to Bob Lancaster at Torco Racing Oils in Santa Fe Springs, CA in the 1970's and 80's.
She passed away in 2004, but I have kept a quart on the top shelf in my garage that just sort of makes me smile when I think of her. She loved that job, and loved working for the Lancasters

Torco History The creation of multi-weight oil.






Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750617
05/07/18 09:24 PM
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Now this is a really cool/neat situation here. Amazing how we can associate good feelings and memories with a car, truck, boat, house or even a can of oil... Yet it is so powerful too. And real.

Makes me think of that Allan Jackson song "Drive". Great song and a lot truth in that song as well...

Last edited by bbhero; 05/07/18 09:25 PM.

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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750627
05/07/18 09:34 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Torco is the only oil that kept my atc250r together! I still have a few quarts in my garage.


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750630
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Nice.. Me likes


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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750633
05/07/18 09:36 PM
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N.C.
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I used their fuel additives back in the day. The spark plug insulator would have a red hue after using the Torco additive.

Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750656
05/07/18 10:00 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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I go to sprint car races at Arizona Speedway which is near my house and Torco Racing Fuels is a big sponsor there.


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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750731
05/07/18 11:57 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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TORCO for the 4-strokes and Full Bore for the 2-strokes. Ran hard that way for many years laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: BrocLuno] #4750754
05/08/18 02:22 AM
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Texas
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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750759
05/08/18 02:39 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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Used to work where we blended NASCAR fuel and racing fuel for TORCO in addition to 100LL AvGas as the only leaded grades left. Shipped AvGas mistly by pipeline, other leaded grades by rail car.


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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750860
05/08/18 08:03 AM
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where the wind blows....OK
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where the wind blows....OK
I still use Torco 4MXR in my Yamaha Quad and in my scooters. My uncle got me started on it and he's been a loyal user for years on his dirt bikes. Really cool to see the old can!


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Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4750944
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That's awesome.

Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: 853okg] #4751066
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I read the link and recommend reading it.

Too bad the etymology of the name "TORCO" wasn't revealed. That's going to drive me nuts.

Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4751622
05/08/18 09:38 PM
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trooplewis Offline OP
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Makes me wonder how many Millennials know what this is;


Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4751629
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I still have mine laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis] #4751635
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Originally Posted By: trooplewis
Makes me wonder how many Millennials know what this is;





Note to Millennials, it’s not what you might think it is. Notice the spiked end on the flat side.


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