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Old 04-05-2004, 07:26 AM
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Straight Eight

Quick Question, Whats a Straight Eight worth? I can get about 10 of them if i want. and no I'm not BS'ing you guys. The guy already gave me a 326 that i sold for $200

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Old 04-05-2004, 09:02 AM
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hmmm I guess it would depend on the make and model, as well as the condition of the motors (if they at least turn over it would be good). I would say if its not too much trouble, get them and throw them on Ebay. You could even paint them up first to make them look nice.

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Old 04-05-2004, 05:09 PM
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Buick straight 8s... that's wayyyyy before my time being in the "Uncle Ben's Rice Racing" (rice burner) generation.
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from what I've heard, they're dang good engines, good power, just need speed parts for them.
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They are worth more to the vintage folks. To the rest of rodding, they are great boat anchors. With anything that old and out of production for so long, you would probably have to rely heavily on do-it-yourself. I'm sure there are web sites available for speed parts and tips. Perhaps try some salt flat racer sites. I would LOVE a straight 8 salt flat racer. Check out the racer (not mine) in my gallery. I would take that top speed on the salt before most anything on the 1/4 mile. Not for the speed, but for the sound.
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Old 04-10-2004, 09:37 AM
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What does the old Buick straight-9 sound like?
ditto with...
Buick's Nailhead v-8, Ford's flathead v8, Chevrolet's "stovebolt six" i-6, and the blue flame i-6 by chevrolet. Just wondering... old engines are cool... so d### simple.
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They could be Packards, too. Probably be worth more if they were.
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Here's a few pics (and specs) of a nicely modified twin turbo Buick 8.

http://www.buickstreet.com/images/fo...raight-8-1.jpg
http://www.buickstreet.com/images/fo...raight-8-2.jpg
http://www.buickstreet.com/images/fo...ight-specs.jpg
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:19 AM
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I like Buicks alot... mucho torque. Too bad I'm here driving a torqueless 4-popper around and my girlfriend's dad had an old dodge and it was the fastest dang thing in his town back in the day. He should've kept it.

My uncle had a "robins egg blue" road runner "with a manual trans" and he sold it in the late '70s for $200. If I remember right, they came base with a 383 and a 3-spd. I'd go with a 4-speed and the 383 is a good motor.
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