Fred Duesenberg built this engine for the 1930 racing season. Key features of this engine are:
    Destroked the Duesenberg Model A engine to 244-c.i. (for higher revs)

    Developed an entirely new single overhead cam cylinder head for it, with: Desmodromic valve action, (i.e., the camshaft both positively opens and positively closes each valve).

    Modified porting and water jacketing for racing requirements.

    Spark plugs moved to a central position in the top of the head.

Two of the eight Duesenbergs in the 1930 Indy 500 race had this new 244-c.i. engine; This one finished in fifth place.
Built by Fred Duesenberg for the new Formula racing at Indianapolis in 1930, it placed 5th at Indy in 1930, was in the car that Wilbur Shaw drove over the wall with no damage in 1931 and placed 7th in the 1932 Indy 500. The engine was removed from the original car in 1940.
Block Manufacturer : Duesenberg
Block Material : Cast Iron
Cylinders : 8
Cubic Inches : 244
Bore :
Stroke :
Block Year : 1930
Head Manufacturer : Duesenberg
Head Material : Iron
Cam : Single Overhead
Cam Drive : Gear
Carburetion : 2 Winfield “SR”
Head Year : 1930
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