Tag: 1955

The Corvette versus F-88 Battle

Explore the fascinating history of the Corvette versus F-88 battle, two iconic sports cars from the 1950s. Delve into the risky decisions, innovation, and market dynamics that shaped their fates. Discover how Oldsmobile’s F-88, with its revolutionary features, challenged Chevrolet’s Corvette and the impact it could have had on the personal car market.

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1955-1982 Pontiac Small Journal and Large Journal V8s

Discover the differences between small main journal and large main journal Pontiac V8 engines. Pontiac’s V-8s were all small blocks, sharing the same connecting rod length 6.625 inches, except for the later short deck 301 CID and 265 CID. Learn which engines used smaller main journals, such as the early 287-370 CID engines and which used “large” mains, like the 421 CID, 428 CID, and 455 CID engines. Find out more about each series of V-8s by clicking the image links. All Pontiac V-8s were phased out in 1981.

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1955-1956 Packard OHV V-8 Described

The 1955 Packard V-8 was new and modern. In that year the Clipper received the 320 CID version and the Packard’s displacement rose to 352. In 1953 The Clipper received the 352 CID version and Packards had the new 374 CID...

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