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#316 of 320 Re: [andre1969]
Jan 09, 2009 (7:29 am)
"The 445 referred to the torque rating, rather than displacement"
Or to horsepower..this is the only time I've heard of a manufacturer using the torque rating as a selling point - are there any others (ignoring diesel trucks, that is)? Thanks for the info!
Jan 09, 2009 (8:06 am)
As far as I know, Buick was the only manufacturer to do that, and I think they only did it with the 401 and 425 V-8's. According to Wikipedia, the 401 had torque ratings of 375 (de-tuned version that ran on lo-test), 410 (2-bbl carb) or 445 (4-bbl carb).
The 425 had a "465" sticker on it for the 4-bbl. If you got the dual quad option, the carbs and intake manifold were delivered in the trunk, and installed by the dealer.
Jan 09, 2009 (9:37 am)
The GS package on a Riv would carry a substantial increase in value, yes.
#319 of 320 Re: [andre1969]
Jan 09, 2009 (10:17 am)
I really enjoy reading the stuff all you guys write in these classic car forums. I'm always learning something new that I didn't know about the cars I grew up with. Thanks!