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Best Buick Straight 8 Fastest


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The 248 straight eight was raced at Indy. They used the small engine because it was found to be more reliable than the large one.

In 1935 Cliff Berqere drove the Victor Gasket Special with the I8 in a Rigling chassis to a 13th place finish after starting 16th. He completed 196 laps before running out of gas.

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For what it's worth, the '41-42 Buick 320s with dual carbs were the most powerful engines made in America until the early 50s. The '41 Century was widely regarded as the fastest car on the road in stock form until the high-compression OHV V8s started hitting the streets.

I'll let you know as soon as I get mine running...

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