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Within the arena of American V8s, there was a seeming 'sweet spot', where (6) displacements of consecutive cubic inches gathered. IE; 50 CI, 51 CI, 52 CI, 53 CI, etc.

Six V8s 'in a row', can you name these 6?

EDIT: this happened TWICE, so name either or both groupings.

Edited by balthazar

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I can think of one right off the top of my head:

Olds 425

Mopar 426

Chevy 427 (also Ford)

Ford 428

Ford 429

Buick 430 (Lincoln & Mercury had a 430 back in the late 1950s too)

Oh wait, does this work?:

Buick 300

Pontiac 301

Ford (or Chevy) 302

Olds Rocket 303

AMC 304 <<On edit, I think IHC trucks had a 304 V8 too.

Chevy 305

Edited by NeonLX

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I think I know one instance:

1963 through 67:

Buick 425, Olds 425

Chrysler 426 Hemi

Chevrolet, Ford 427

Pontiac 428, Ford 428

Caddy 429, Ford 429 (385 Series)

Buick 430, Ford 430 (MEL)

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I think I know one instance:

1963 through 67:

Buick 425, Olds 425

Chrysler 426 Hemi

Chevrolet, Ford 427

Pontiac 428, Ford 428

Caddy 429, Ford 429 (385 Series)

Buick 430, Ford 430 (MEL)

I think you've got it....

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NeonLX has it, I think. From the original post--350s from GM's CPOB divisions, 351 and 352 from Ford. Not familiar w/a 353..something from the '50s?

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I cannot find whether all were during same era but there were:

350 Chevy V8

351 Ford Windsor

352 Ford FE

353 Cadillac and Mercury

354 Chrysler

355 Chevy

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300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305

and

425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430

are correct & what I was thinking of.

The other I guess I should give 'honorable mention' to, or add an asterisk.

Pontiac (not sure if Chevy applies here) never advertised their 350 as a 355, even tho in Pontiac's case, it was.

350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355.

I had actually forgotten about the Cadillac 353.

Well done, men.

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Woke up in a cold sweat because I'd forgotten some engines:

Plymouth had a 303 CID V8 in the 56 Fury (poly head)

How could I forget Caddy's 429?

Similarly, how could I forget Pontiac's 428?

Hope I can sleep better tonight. And curse this smart phone.

Edited by NeonLX

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Tried to take a nap and suddenly remembered Buick's 425 nailhead V8. My internal RAM ain't what it used to be.

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