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Dodge Big Four

Dodge Big Four

 

For the first 13 years of the company’s history—1914 through 1926—all Dodge Brothers cars were powered by the same basic four-cylinder engine. This tireless workhorse was unofficially known as the Dodge Big Four.

 

The Big Four was an eager performer from the start. When the first test units were completed, the engineers were surprised to discover that instead of the 30 horsepower they’d projected, the engine easily made 35 hp. Larger than the engines in some other mid-price cars, the Big Four displaced 212.3 cubic inches, or in today’s…

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Dodge Big Four