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Old 07-23-2013, 07:23 AM
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Chevys' early small blocks had the un-even bolt pattern. All the 265's and I think the very early 283 also. Did I mention my first engine swap was a Chebby I6 to a 265? That SBC was supposed to be a "RACE" motor with pop-up and cammed and all sorts of goodies. Paid $40.00 for it from the front end guy at work. Lying sack of crap!. But It did go pretty good!

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These two cars were made by the same manufacturer and are the same series How did they get their name?

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The 54 is a Buick century the other is a 36 or 37 Buick also but I don't know how the got there names .

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The 54 is a Buick century the other is a 36 or 37 Buick also but I don't know how the got there names .
Sorry but the only thing you got right was the word Buick.

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I believe the newer one is a 55 and the older one is a 38 the name century was another name for the car doing a 100 miles an hour, so they called it the Century, Sounds like some thing they would do across the pond.

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The maroon one is a 55 Buick Special, so I would assume the other one (36?) is a special also. No clue on how they got their name....other than maybe because they were the cheaper line of buick (hence the 3 port holes, not 4 like the roadmaster).

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that futurliner sold for 3 1/2 millon at barrett jackson a few years back!!

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The maroon one is a 55 Buick Special, so I would assume the other one (36?) is a special also. No clue on how they got their name....other than maybe because they were the cheaper line of buick (hence the 3 port holes, not 4 like the roadmaster).

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look at the rear quarter panel at the word Century ,I sald 54 because that was the first year after they started back making the cenyury they were built36-42 and then again 54-58 one year 69 then started back in 73 using the century name

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look at the rear quarter panel at the word Century ,I sald 54 because that was the first year after they started back making the cenyury also the other car has 36 buick on front fender .HMMMM they were built36-42 and then again 54-58 one year 69 then started back in 73 using the century name

BB,s picture looks like a cantuty with a rivera package,
60 series Buick Century I would have to go with 35 teroplane as for how they got there name ,Sounds good to me rite or wrong.LOL

54 and 55 have different grills
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look at the rear quarter panel at the word Century ,I sald 54 because that was the first year after they started back making the cenyury they were built36-42 and then again 54-58 one year 69 then started back in 73 using the century name

BB,s picture looks like a cantuty with a rivera package,

Haha, I guess I need to start looking closer at the photos

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I believe the newer one is a 55 and the older one is a 38 the name century was another name for the car doing a 100 miles an hour, so they called it the Century, Sounds like some thing they would do across the pond.

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I'm gonna give it to you although the convertible is a 53 and the older is a 36. Both are Centuries. In 1936 Buick built a production auto capable of reaching 100 mph or as the Brits said "a century" Hence the model name " Century"

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I'm gonna give it to you although the convertible is a 53 and the older is a 36. Both are Centuries. In 1936 Buick built a production auto capable of reaching 100 mph or as the Brits said "a century" Hence the model name " Century"

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I didn't know that! I wonder why they didn't name my Rambler the "Five decades".

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from this there were no 53 centurys and the picture has century on rear quarter ,,these are a 53,,54,, 55 in order ,,don't seem to be a 53 even though it is listed on ebay as a century..
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