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This "Business Man's Coupe"?
401cid. Buick. 10.25:1 compression? Some way "TALL" Highway Gear....
What great automobiles!
At that time, REGULAR GAS was a REAL 91 Octane. Sunoco 260 was 107 REAL Octane.
Look at the pump, next time you gas up. R+M/2. What does that mean?
Well, "research" (Gov't) comes up with 75 REAL Octane. The Manufacturer (Big Oil Co's LIE/STEAL/CHEAT DEPT.) claims it to be 105 FAKE Octane.
So: 105 +75/2 =90 Octane. Big Oil "slaps" the "HI TEST" sticker on it, and charges the RUBES (us) $3.55/gal!
Point of this ramble?
Can not even purchase the gasoline to run such an AUTOMOBILE, today.
Any way, I'm thinking (headed into the "way back")....that engine was referred to as the "Wild Cat"? And by BUICK LOVERS as the "Nail Head"?
Input from someone with a better "way back".....is welcome!