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1929 Duesenberg Straight 8 Engine

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With LS engines constantly flooding our social media feeds, its refreshing when we get to highlight a vintage engine like this 1929 Duesenberg Straight 8. Find out what went into the rebuild done by Auto Machine Inc. in St. Charles, IL, and why it was the highest horsepower OEM engine until the 1950s.

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