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KenStevens

1958 Buick Century

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I am trying to find out what fuel system options were available for this year, ie Tripower or dual quad etc?

Also what other options were available?

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Ken, the Standard Catalolg of American Cars states that all 1958 Buicks had a 364 cubic inch V-8. The Special Series had a compression ratio of 9.5:1 and was rated at 250 hp. All others had a ratio of 10.0:1 and were rated at 300 hp. Carburetors were wither a Carter 2800 or Rochester 7011600 on early models or 7013100 on later models. Dual exhausts were optional. No other engine options are listed.

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Last one i worked on had a single 2bbl, i expected more exotic but it was like a Carter WCD 2bbl. Maybe a Roadmaster had 2 4bbl carbs.

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Ken, both my Limited's and Roadmaster have single four barrel Rochester carbs and my Special has a single two barrel Carter. I have seen a few nailhead engines with tri-power setups but in those cases it was by the efforts of the owners additions and not as optioned from the factory.

I know there were some '55 Old tri-power setups but 1958 Buick's didn't offer them to my knowledge.

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Hi,

You may want to post on the Buick Performance/ Modified forum. I'm sure someone will respond, but this won't be a factory option, only a modification and not original Buick.

kaycee

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