Engine options

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Oldrookie
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Engine options

Post by Oldrookie » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:49 am

I’ve noticed two 1948 Supers on the internet with 356 engines. Was this an optional engine or were the 327’s most likely replaced?

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Re: Engine options

Post by Dave Czirr » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:11 am

The 356 engine was never an option for a lesser model, it defined the top-of-the-line model (the Custom 8). Are you sure it's a 356 engine and not just a 356 cylinder head on a 327? You might check the motor number.

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Re: Engine options

Post by Oldrookie » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:54 am

I don’t know if it’s just the number on the head, but as you, I think it most probable is. There are two 1948 Super’s advertised as having 356’s. I couldn’t find anything that stated that a 356 was an option.
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