StillOut There & Hud, MAN! Has this been interesting. I found out the 262 WAS a GREAT engine, and I found out Hudson enigneers wrung EVERYTHING possible out of that flathead! Crykie, it would be AMAZING to see what THOSE guys could have done with a V-8 design!!! (What's SAD is: There was a V-8 design done by a Graham-Paige engineer just SITTING ON THE SHELF at this time.) Joe W. Frazer would have known about it AND, of course, TOLD Henry Kaiser. But Kaiser was so drunk with power, he instead bought the Continental engine company! So, Kaisers never got bigger than the Super Hurricane stright six with a single-barrel Carter. Hudson didn't get the V-8 WHEN they really NEEDED it, but Nash wound up with it. It became the basis of AMC V-8s up to about, I think 1973 (so, of course, AMC put some of those in Jeeps of the time).