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rpmbo
01-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Are the straight eights from 1952 the same ones installed in the 1953 Specials?

Bob

bob k. mando
01-26-2015, 07:31 PM
maybe yes, maybe no.


1952 was the last year of production for the 248 ( same length as a 263 ) and 320 ( longer than the other two engines).

all 1953 straight 8s were 263s. the 263 can be found in model years from 1950-53.

1953 is the last year for any Buick Straight 8 production and the first year of v8 ( 322 Nailhead ) production.


http://www.teambuick.com/reference/years/52/52_engine_specs.php

rpmbo
01-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Bob thanks for the info and I believe I understand the possibilities.

firstofeight
01-26-2015, 08:06 PM
1950 Special was the last 248.

1950 Super was 263

1951 & 1952 Super and Special were 263

1953 Special was 263


Ben

rpmbo
01-26-2015, 08:16 PM
thanks Ben that helps clarify things.