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Old 10-19-2012, 12:49 AM
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straighteight upgrade

The Buick OHV straight eights had a performance package called the "Century" engine. The early versions were 246 cubic inches, later 263 and finally a 320. All could be made to scoot. My family still has a '41 Sedanette Century and it runs very well. The engine in the roadster is a 320. The one in the Sedanette is a 263.
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