Okay ,now what do lean fuel to air mixtures do --burn fast/ hot .What does oil do ,lubricate .It also doesn't burn as hot as gasoline .
Now I'm not advocating running 16 to 1 mixtures especially with modern mix oils .Conversely though the very idea that if going from 50 to 1 to 32 to 1 do I see nor will ever believe is possible to harm an engine .Now the other way might but I doubt that too unless the engine was set up real lean .
Using that line of thought though it could be assumed then that most race tuned engines would be ran on 50 or leaner to one yet in actuality most are ran on 32 to 1 .So does that mean that a majority of most race engine builders are ignorant of the fact that more oil makes a leaner mix ?
Now keep in mind this is only for purposes of debate because I could care less what gasoline to oil ratio anybody uses .As far as I'm concerned they can run Amzoil at 100 to 1 or mix 40 WT non detergent at 16 to 1 and fog for mosquitoes .
However I've heard this theory before ,didn't agree with it then or now .
Rambling on I'd be very interested if there is any bone-fide documentaion on this subject rather than he said she said . I'd just about bet you could Google it and get 900 opinions .890 from forums and 10 from oil companies all claiming to make the best oil .