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1936 Buick ??? RoadMaster/ Century / 40 ???

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F6620561-C633-4290-95EF-396927046166.thumb.jpeg.ccd1c622226567119c15b7d7073ea214.jpegneed a little help identifying this model and engine size ... 1936 Buick told it was a RoadMaster but I only have a 1/2 a Data tag , engine casting # 43084226 , Speedo says 120MpH which would identify it as a Century, But the casting #’s on the engine block says it’s a series 40..  Thank You in advance 

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Can you measure the wheelbase? That would be a huge clue. All 3 models are different as far as I know. Some quick (unverified) searching produced this:

 

Special:          118 inches

Century:          122 inches

Roadmaster:  131 inches

 

There are several 1936 Buick owners in here, hopefully someone can confirm.

 

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I’ll check that .. and can use some help with identifying the engine .. I know there a few different sizes on the in-line 8 .. 

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Ok I measured it and the wheel base is 118” , which would mean series 40 , But Why does it have dual side mounts , and a speedo that reads 120MpH ..  from info I’ve collected on the web it states that dual side mounts and a Speedo that reads 120MpH were the bigger cars with a bigger engine..  Century, RoadMaster or 90 ..  something ain’t right 

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The sidemounts were simply an option. The presence or absence of sidemounts does not denote any particular series. The speedometer appears to be a standard 1936 Buick Speedometer. Based on the engine number and wheelbase, as well as a glance at the photo of the car above, your car is a 1936 Buick Special Model 41. That makes it one of the 77,007 1936 Buick Model 41 four door sedans produced. The Model 41 was the most common 1936 Buick body style.

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Yes, the 40 series used the small engine, which I believe you are correct would be a 233 for 1936. I would suggest you also might want to check out and consider joining the 36-38 Buick Club at http://www.3638buickclub.org/ . If you send me your email address either by private message on this site, or through the contact the webmaster on the 36-38 Buick Club site, I will be happy to send you a pdf copy of a recent club newsletter.

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