quattro Digest, Vol 63, Issue 16

dgraber460 at aol.com dgraber460 at aol.com
Thu Jan 8 11:08:39 PST 2009

If I recall correctly (which I usually don't), a good friend had an (aluminum?) version of this in a LeGrande Sports racer that did rather well. I got to track it a couple of times, and that was some kind of fun!
Those indeed were the days.

i believe that the small block buick v8 has the unofficial title of the
"worst engine in the world". 

Dennis Graber
Denver, CO

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave <dave.eaton at clear.net.nz>
To: quattro at audifans.com
Sent: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:07 pm
Subject: Re: quattro Digest, Vol 63, Issue 16

lol, i believe that the small block buick v8 has the unofficial title of the
"worst engine in the world". so bad in fact that the poms paid good money to
buy it from gm and shove it into rovers and range rovers and release it on
an unsuspecting public. as much as they tried to put lipstick on it, it
always grunted and squealed.  ironically it was the aussi's that finally
re-engineered the engine (head mainly) to be reasonable and put it, in 4.2l
guise into a absolutely donkey of a car, the leyland p76.  however, to this
day, jet boats in nz are powered by derivatives of this engine (amongst
others).  and a long, long time ago, in a parallel universe, i put one into
a land rover.
them wuz the days...
'03 rs6
'04 allroad tdi

On 8/01/09 5:24 PM, "quattro-request at audifans.com"
<quattro-request at audifans.com> wrote:

> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 23:24:10 -0500
> From: "John Lagnese" <jlagnese at massed.net>
> Subject: RE: A6 4.2L - pros and cons?
> To: "'Tony Hoffman'" <auditony at gmail.com>, <cobram at juno.com>
> Cc: quattro at audifans.com
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> The early 60's Buicks had a small aluminum block v-8. It was a 215 cubic
> inch unit. That's about a 3.5 liter engine. It was in the Specials and
> Skylarks.
> John

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