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    straight v8 engine

    Did Chevy/GMC ever make a truck with a straight v8 like they used in the 49 buick super convertible? If so what years, model, etc?

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    Wow... This made my brain hurt...

    If it's straight (straight 8) then it's not a V8. Can't be both. And, if you already know that GM used them in the Buicks doesn't that answer your own question?

    I'm confused...
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    Oopps... my bad. I missed the part where you asked if it was used in trucks. Apologies.

    I seem to recall that they did use a straight 8 in some GM trucks during the 40's and 50's, but I can't name a model off-hand.
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    Nope, it seems my memory failed me, or else I was remembering an import or something. GM never used the straight 8 in anything but passenger cars (Olds, Buick and Pontiac) and dropped it after 1953.
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    Really??? My buddy had two mid fifty's 5 window trucks that i stored in my sheds a couple years back and both of them had straight 8's.
    One we picked up in the back of a farmer feild been sittin for god know how many years put a good battery in her and she fired right up one of the coolest things i had seen still ran like a champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newjack42 View Post
    Really??? My buddy had two mid fifty's 5 window trucks that i stored in my sheds a couple years back and both of them had straight 8's.
    One we picked up in the back of a farmer feild been sittin for god know how many years put a good battery in her and she fired right up one of the coolest things i had seen still ran like a champ.
    That's cause they are GM. They'll run forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by newjack42 View Post
    Really??? My buddy had two mid fifty's 5 window trucks that i stored in my sheds a couple years back and both of them had straight 8's.
    One we picked up in the back of a farmer feild been sittin for god know how many years put a good battery in her and she fired right up one of the coolest things i had seen still ran like a champ.
    See? That's pretty much what I remember from when I was a kid... farm trucks with flathead straight eights in 'em. But looking online I can't find any info on them, and everything I do find on the straight eights says they were only used in cars.
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    So it looks like somebody going have to post pictures of one or website to one. I wouldn't mind seeing one any way.

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    Found one were they put the buick straight 8 in a nissan 240
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    what about pictures of the rest of the truck. I was more talking about pictures on truck, engine, etc.

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