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AHotRod
05-27-2004, 10:16 PM
If you could have any V8 engine in your HotRod, What would it be?
A 392 Hemi?

A 394 Olds?

A 364 Buick?

Let's see and hear your story!

Glenn

TheDooWopKid13
05-27-2004, 10:17 PM
a cadillac flathead, because they are so cool with the exhaust pipes coming out of the top of the block.

crow
05-27-2004, 10:19 PM
this...

AHotRod
05-27-2004, 10:19 PM
A Cadallac Flathead?

What's it look like?

Tony
05-27-2004, 10:21 PM
For some strange reason, i have always loved the look of 348's and 409's since i was a little kid.

There's something about the scalloped valve covers on em..
I just think there cool looking.

I have both in the garage now, and the 409 is slated to go in my '32 5 window 'project'.

Rat....

AHotRod
05-27-2004, 10:21 PM
CROW:

How many "Gallons-to-the-mile" would that get http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DrJ
05-27-2004, 10:26 PM
Tom McMullin had a Cammer Ford in his Roadster in the 60's.

DrJ
05-27-2004, 10:27 PM
For looks you canlt beat a dressed first gen Olds Rocket

Fordman75
05-27-2004, 10:27 PM
If I could have any engine in my rod it would be the Ford 427 SOHC "Cammer" with dual quads!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif It may not be as nostalgic as some of the others but damn it's an awesome engine!! But that Autolite inline carb is sweet too!

My second choice would be the Ford Boss 429 "shotgun". Now that's a Hemi!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tman
05-27-2004, 10:27 PM
348/409, I am putting one in my T right now. I could go faster with an SBC but I wont be cooler http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

crow
05-27-2004, 10:28 PM
Ha! I think they got around 12 gallons per mile, but you know me, ever the impractical; tunnel rammed, magneto fed 307 in a '47 Jeep, can't even see over the aircleaners much less the airboat headers with tractor flappers pokin' straight up.

metalshapes
05-27-2004, 10:32 PM
The Novi Blown V8 Indy Car engine.

AHotRod
05-27-2004, 10:33 PM
How about this setup?

Nice job of FOOL'in!

Crease
05-27-2004, 10:43 PM
That Rocket has my vote!

Tony
05-27-2004, 10:44 PM
[ QUOTE ]
348/409, I am putting one in my T right now. I could go faster with an SBC but I wont be cooler


[/ QUOTE ]

For the most part, your right..
But there's a little something you can do with a 409 to make it 'run' just a little better.

Somewhere around here i have all the info on a stroker 409.
The basics are a 454 crank, 9.5 compression with a relatively mild hyd cam, and dual quads and hi-perf heads.
(Granted, there's a little more to it)
I think it comes to around 477 cu in.
Made over 500 ft lbs of torque on pump gas..

This is what i plan on doing with my 409.

Rat...

Kerry
05-27-2004, 10:45 PM
I'll have to stick with my hemi. :-)

crow
05-27-2004, 10:45 PM
hmmmm...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/image_uploads/418851-oldschevy.jpg

sumtin don't look right, Glenn

hmmmm...

Slide
05-27-2004, 10:47 PM
[ QUOTE ]
A Cadallac Flathead?

What's it look like?

[/ QUOTE ]

Pretty wild. The exhaust manifolds actually came out of the top of the block between the heads and intake. Most of the manifolds were even made of ceramic! (The ones I have seen were kind of a dark greenish-blue color, and log-shaped.) Other than that, they just looked like a big Ford flathead. They weighed about a zillion pounds, too. We pulled one out of a 41 Caddy, and the engine hoist was making all kinds of grunts and groans. The same hoist didn't even break a sweat on Chevy big blocks!

Jkustom
05-27-2004, 10:48 PM
quit foolin yourselfs guys....The NAILHEADS are the coolest looking! Ever seen one with a blower on top?
I am partial to the 348-409s as well, got a 348 going in my truck someday...
Well dressed flatties are sharp too.... But Im a buick man at heart.

Paul
05-27-2004, 10:48 PM
most any early American overhead can be made to look awsome

but I have always had a thing for the hemi motors

prolly because of their drag strip reputation,

and my first car had a 354 in it.

a blown 354 done 1956 gas style would be pretty bitchen

but a mid sixties cross ram 426 in factory race trim would be ok too.

Paul

Justin B
05-27-2004, 10:54 PM
as far as looks go

Tman
05-27-2004, 10:56 PM
PakRat, my pal Art is a 409 guru, I know of what you speak. Crazy shit! Mine happen to be a 348 but did you know you can punch most of those out to 409?

Tony
05-27-2004, 11:01 PM
I heard that myself, i think the biggest problem with doing it is the variations in cyl wall thickness..
The're not all that uniform in the castings..in fact from what i've heard, they kinda suck. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

That flathead looks killer!

Rat..

Fat Hack
05-27-2004, 11:01 PM
Easy...fully dressed 292-312 Ford y-block...

Finned valley cover,
4 carb intake,
T-bird valve covers,
Magneto,
Headers.

That'd be "IT" for me! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Paul
05-27-2004, 11:05 PM
for some reason visions of a SCOT blown Ardun come to mind..

Paul

av8
05-27-2004, 11:06 PM
Sneaky Pete's very own Ford cammer, for sure . . .

fab32
05-27-2004, 11:17 PM
Drj, I'm going to challenge you on the McMullen roadster. I know Tom ran a big block (427) Ford in the roadster but never heard of him running a Cammer. Do you have any pictures?
I have a wonderful recipe for CROW that i'll be willing to partake of if you're right.

Frank

kustombuilder
05-27-2004, 11:17 PM
SOOOO many great engines to choose from. i LOVE those "W" motors, have since i was 17, but right now i think a properly dressed big cube NAILHEAD with six dueces would be the shiznit!!!

fab32
05-27-2004, 11:23 PM
Kustombuilder, Where could you ever find such an example of Nailhead excellence? http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Frank

Harell Los Angeles
05-27-2004, 11:40 PM
Sounds like you've got a lot going on in that head of yours, better slow down or you will burn out your brain. one step at a time... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Have fun
Harrell

warbird
05-27-2004, 11:42 PM
Anything BUT a sbc http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Seriously..a blown Ardun.

Harell Los Angeles
05-27-2004, 11:43 PM
Oh i forgot my point, I would like this. 324 rocket, 14 to 1, full roller valvetrain, dual quads. Oh yeah

Fifty5C-Gas
05-27-2004, 11:45 PM
Prolly my 348.... http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/598108

Machinos
05-27-2004, 11:48 PM
Let it be known that this thread rocks.

crow
05-27-2004, 11:52 PM
yikes!!!! sorry was trying to find a pic of a boss and found this icky thing...

Chopped50Ford
05-27-2004, 11:55 PM
I would prefer a 53 Merc Flattie w/ traditional Triple Deuces on top. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FEDER
05-28-2004, 12:47 AM
A 50 Merc 428 ---Fedsleds

JamesG
05-28-2004, 12:51 AM
I like this one....

http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c.jpg
http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c_cyldeck.jpg
http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c_crank.jpg

bradberry00
05-28-2004, 12:56 AM
Nailheads and Rockets are on the top of my list....but a Lincoln v-12 Flathead would kick some serious ass!

FEDER
05-28-2004, 01:01 AM
NOW THATS A STROKER CRANK !!!

bulletproof1
05-28-2004, 01:17 AM
ill stick with my 331 hemi ,dual quads and a hilburn scoop,

Radshit
05-28-2004, 01:30 AM
I think I'll go with a Hemi.......but I still like them FE Fords

Travis
05-28-2004, 01:54 AM
I like mine!

Travis

Chopped50Ford
05-28-2004, 02:05 AM
Holy Sheeeeeeot!!!

Thats a fricken motor....Remember that old Autolite Spark Plug commercial where the guys danced around in the cylinders?...that could really happen here....

I dunno, that was the first thing that came to mind...he eh

48_HEMI
05-28-2004, 02:09 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Drj, I'm going to challenge you on the McMullen roadster. I know Tom ran a big block (427) Ford in the roadster but never heard of him running a Cammer. Do you have any pictures?
I have a wonderful recipe for CROW that i'll be willing to partake of if you're right.

Frank

[/ QUOTE ]

Fab you might want some salt with that recipe. toms original did run a FE but the 2nd or 3rd car ran that chev dual overhead cammer and I'm sure thats what the DR is throwing up http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif. I'm with you tho his first one was the only one that counts. no matter how hard you try " you can not duplicate the original of anything" http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

48_HEMI
05-28-2004, 02:27 AM
I have and like my Hemi's Dodge 241 and 270. DeSoto 330.
Chrysler354.
but my Cad 331 and Lincoln 317.5 Chev 235,292 six. my straight 8 Buick or Pontiac I got a couple Nail heads. I guess its pointless for me to engage in this post cause I like them all, and I want to run each one of them as hard as they will run. to hear an engine scream is not based on RPM what you hear is Piston speed. once you figure out what that is you can have fun with anything! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

THE ARS
05-28-2004, 02:32 AM
Hey boys and girls, the Flatty Cad:
http://www.classicroad.com/hotarama/cadflat.JPG

This one is from a boat site, I'm not sure how true it is to the car manifolds:
http://www.classicboatwork.com/CadillacFlathead2.jpg

Well I know you folks don't appreciate people piping in without an introduction, my name is Tom and you wouldn't approve of my car.

Unless of course you want to go fast, then you might appreciate my all bolt on, pump gas, 11.27 @ 119.1 Buick Regal http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I just cruise by here to see the cool shit REAL mechanics build. Keep up that good work, maybe I'll have the requisite skills next summer http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tom http://www.classicroad.com/hotarama/cadflat.JPG http://www.classicboatwork.com/CadillacFlathead2.jpg

Morrisman
05-28-2004, 02:52 AM
Did you check out the four bolt mains? One serious race engine! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

mr57
05-28-2004, 03:13 AM
With apologies to Al Jardine, Mike Love, and the clan Wilson: My four speed, dual quad, positraction 409. A dual quad Z-11 would be my dream engine, loaded up with lots of finned aluminum, plunked into a Model A tub.

Second choice - the SD 455 out of the old Trans Am tucked away in a garage here in town. Had a ride in that thing 15 years ago. Un-frggin-believable.

CadillacKid
05-28-2004, 05:54 AM
It'd hafta be this one....390 Cadillac...1959 Eldorado Q code block (just listen to the stockers scream! Q code means Eldo AND fully optioned! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif)...bored 30 over to 396, full race Babe Erson cam (302 duration with .562 lift), Manley stainless valves (intakes are 202's), Edelbrock finned aluminum valve covers (super hard to find), Edelbrock six duece intake (even harder to find) with six strombergs, Vertex magneto, and chrome the shit out of it!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Droppin' this monster into my '30 Model A coupe...then it's off to eat some rice grinders! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

CadillacKid
05-28-2004, 05:56 AM
I hadta throw in one more shot of it...can't get enough of this shot, and i figured you guys'd dig it....

RocketDaemon
05-28-2004, 06:29 AM
ardun

Crankshaft Sid
05-28-2004, 07:10 AM
Me like this reversed-port nailhead...

http://www.carcraft.com/carcraft/thehistoryof/p135215_image_large.jpg

Paul
05-28-2004, 08:36 AM
THE ARS,

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif spam, great shot of Ted's trailer, spam, he's making them to sell folks, spam

contact curbspeed if you're interested! spam http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

that pic was taken at the very first Hot Rod A Ramma a show not to be missed!

Paul

Drive on
05-28-2004, 09:20 AM
umhum..

Judd
05-28-2004, 09:34 AM
NAILHEAD! But can I have one of each please. This is what I want to do under the hood of my 56.

flash
05-28-2004, 09:35 AM
Well if we're just dreamin' here then a SCOT blown Ardun gets my vote.

AHotRod
05-28-2004, 09:36 AM
KERRY:
You have any pictures of your Hemi Coupe that you could post?

Glenn

Nads
05-28-2004, 09:57 AM
Crease, that ain't no Rocket, it's a SBC wearing a disguise.
I'm kinda partial to my '56 Packard 352, it looks just like a Caddy, close enough to fool just about everybody, but it does say 'Packard' on the valve covers. Hey that gives me an idea!

I still wanna build a T bucket with a Daimler Hemi.

continentaljohn
05-28-2004, 10:00 AM
Hands down for me is the Ardun motor, I still love the Hemi great looks and plenty of power.....

Scotch
05-28-2004, 02:11 PM
I'm getting a 263ci Buick S-8 together with dual sidedrafts...pics to come soon...

Scotch~!

Fraz
05-28-2004, 02:18 PM
425 buick all shined up Chromed valve covers, valley pan, oilpan, polished 6x2 aluminum intake, polished timing cover and waterpump, chromed pulleys, chromed carbs, black heads and block. White painted or chromed custom headers. And a vertex hangin out back.

MMMM, yeah....

CadillacKid
05-28-2004, 02:24 PM
Seems like I'm out-numbered by ardun people...

stealthcruiser
05-28-2004, 02:28 PM
blown 4 cylinder offy.
sorry,don't have a pic

AHotRod
05-28-2004, 02:31 PM
I want everything.........

Monster Looking Engine.......

O-Plenty of H.P...............

And 25-30 Miles Per Gallon....

Django
05-28-2004, 02:38 PM
This Lincoln...

http://www.rodshop.com.au/projects/ratrod5.jpg

AHotRod
05-28-2004, 02:43 PM
Django: WOW

Cword
05-28-2004, 02:45 PM
Every time an engine thread like this come up I miss Phil.
He was Ford freak and a craftsman.
http://www.fsra.org/fun_run/cannon34b.gif

He passed away in a garage accident a number of years ago.

Mike

Jack Daniel
05-28-2004, 02:47 PM
Man that Lincoln is bad ass!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Django
05-28-2004, 02:58 PM
Here's a link to the guys building the Lincoln (http://www.rodshop.com.au/projectratrod.htm)

Fat Hack
05-28-2004, 03:09 PM
WHAT??? I'm the ONLY dude who thinks a Y-block Ford is the ultimate hot rod V8??? http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cool...more for ME! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Donzie
05-28-2004, 03:09 PM
I borrowed this pic from hotrod29.
For looks, it's a tough choice. Hemis, flatheads, nailheads and all but I'd have to say a 409 or 348. Ya gotta did those heads. Beautiful man, just beautiful.

Fat Hack
05-28-2004, 03:10 PM
Wait till ya see your old Tub, Donzie! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

(Should be "making some noise" this weekend!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

AHotRod
05-28-2004, 03:46 PM
That is very nice!

Satinblack
05-28-2004, 03:56 PM
Thats easy, Big Block Chevy, what else is there? LOL http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

redmeat
05-28-2004, 04:02 PM
<font color="red"> WOW HACK ..you read my motor.......that is what is going in my T..sitting in the back of my truck as we speak...

R E D M E A T </font>

Fat Hack
05-28-2004, 04:03 PM
[ QUOTE ]
<font color="red"> WOW HACK ..you read my motor.......that is what is going in my T..sitting in the back of my truck as we speak...

R E D M E A T </font>

[/ QUOTE ]

COOL!!! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

redmeat
05-28-2004, 04:20 PM
<font color="red">Only thing I dont got is that 4 carb intake thingy...If ya gots a spare you can always throw it my way http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

R E D M E A T
</font>

Killer
05-28-2004, 04:29 PM
injected, stroked Olds... 420 something cubic inches...

<img src=http://img64.photobucket.com/albums/v195/akakiller56/gasser5.jpg>

And the car it's in....

<img src=http://img64.photobucket.com/albums/v195/akakiller56/gasser1.jpg>

I still want this car. Same family owned it since new. It's been painted (badly) red and made it's way to Canada(?) since these pix....

nekroman
05-28-2004, 04:34 PM
My favorite has always been the big caddy V8 motors, 472-500. Why? Look at em, they look like they weigh more than the roadster they are pulling.

Levis Classic
05-28-2004, 05:17 PM
The Buick 425 nailhead for me!

SamIyam
05-28-2004, 05:57 PM
In a Hot Rod (fast, cheap, good looking old car) I think the coolest looking motor is a Small Block Chevy.

There's plenty of old hop-up equipment out there to make them look "traditional" on the outside... and more than enough stuff out there to put on the inside that will make them SPANK all the aforementioned (except the BBC, BB Fords and RB Mopar) motors in power/mileage/ease of installation for the dollar spent.

But I also think the motor has to fit in with the overall theme of the car... a SBC in a 40's era rod is not optimum... while a flathead in a 60's styled car is equally lame...

But if you put a hilborn and finned valve covers on any motor... it'll look cool. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Sam.

marq
05-28-2004, 06:24 PM
I gotta 350 chevy in the truck and a sick 392 outa the truck but when the 392 hemi is fixed it's gotta be tha hemi,although i just love the original early sbc engines all dressed up sorry guys hate to be boring but chevy engines look so nice.............Marq

TheDooWopKid13
05-28-2004, 06:39 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Anything BUT a SBC



[/ QUOTE ]

you got that right

mr.midnite
05-28-2004, 06:55 PM
Not to sound korny, but, know what's kool about this post? Everyone's sharing their own opinion and there are no ego's running wild. We can all agree to disagree but still respect each others opinions. This is the HAMB at it's finest!!! I like opening these posts.

Robert

tommy
05-28-2004, 07:24 PM
http://fototime.com/{52CA3307-2E0A-44DD-81EF-6AB7ED90C5A1}/picture.JPG http://fototime.com/{D60D04A5-6F5A-4AFF-B89B-03BD76440BC2}/picture.JPG This is the reason I bought the truck.

fab32
05-28-2004, 07:53 PM
48 Hemi, Better read Drj's post again. He clearly states that McMullen had a cammer Ford in his '32 in the 60's. Still holding the CROW recipe.

Frank

DeS
05-28-2004, 07:59 PM
These ain't coolest v8's but seriously the wildest v8's. Or what do you think? Tatra v8 2,5 litres aircooled Hemi, made in Tchekkoslovakia from mid 60's to mid 70's. Anotherone wild v8 made in Russia, used in army light trucks GAZ, 4,5 litres, aluminium block, about 120 horsepower and always broken http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'll try to get some photos here. Cool v8's, all pre '59 made in USA, except SBC

hatch
05-28-2004, 08:00 PM
I would also like to see that McMullen "cammer"....and fwiw......I like the motor in the very first pic... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jim Marlett
05-28-2004, 08:27 PM
OK, it's not a V8, but Swedish hot rodder Lars Brandow is actually making a rod out of this beast.

http://w1.132.telia.com/~u13203489/ItsAlive3.MPG

old beet
05-28-2004, 09:03 PM
My old pick up truck.......OLDBEET

Blakmerk
05-28-2004, 09:58 PM
I agree with Fraz....times ten.

AHotRod
05-28-2004, 10:08 PM
If I WON the Lottery, I'd put an Aluminum Hemi in my "A" Sedan......

DrJ
05-28-2004, 10:23 PM
[ QUOTE ]
48 Hemi, Better read Drj's post again. He clearly states that McMullen had a cammer Ford in his '32 in the 60's. Still holding the CROW recipe.

Frank

[/ QUOTE ]

In the late 60's I went to one of the Long Beach Trident's car shows and there was some version of a McMullin roadster there with an overhead cam engine in it. I didn't take pictures but it had bubbles in the hood sides to clear the engine. Like the small pic the used on the magazine a couple or 20 years ago. Maybe it was only in it for a weekend, maybe I'd taken too much acid. But I saw it. I feel like Fox Mulder right now, gotta have proof of the green men.... sheesh http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

FEDER
05-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Heres My Injected Mopar 440. Originaly the Injectors bolted right to the head like olds and Pontiac. I made the manifolds so they now set vertically and have 8" tubes on top.I made the oil pan -valley cover -water inlet assy and the headers.This 440 rocks! FEDER

Judd
05-28-2004, 10:43 PM
Studmobakers are cool.

Just Gary
05-28-2004, 10:45 PM
A blown early Hemi with either injection or way too many carbs. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

disastron13
05-28-2004, 10:47 PM
try this:

www.mgcycle.com/v8.html (http://www.mgcycle.com/v8.html)

geno_86ed
05-28-2004, 10:48 PM
1955 Desoto 291 FireFlite, because I have the motor now I just need a car worthy of it.

Geno

Paul
05-28-2004, 10:50 PM
Judd and Tommy know cool motors when they see 'um!

Satinblack, very funny!

Paul

SamIyam
05-28-2004, 10:51 PM
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
48 Hemi, Better read Drj's post again. He clearly states that McMullen had a cammer Ford in his '32 in the 60's. Still holding the CROW recipe.

Frank

[/ QUOTE ]

In the late 60's I went to one of the Long Beach Trident's car shows and there was some version of a McMullin roadster there with an overhead cam engine in it. I didn't take pictures but it had bubbles in the hood sides to clear the engine. Like the small pic the used on the magazine a couple or 20 years ago. Maybe it was only in it for a weekend, maybe I'd taken too much acid. But I saw it. I feel like Fox Mulder right now, gotta have proof of the green men.... sheesh http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

That wasn't the original McMullen roadster... I believe that was #2 with a Gurney motor in it.
Sam.

CheatersPete
05-28-2004, 11:01 PM
http://www.thecheatersgang.com/images/siteweb/440finis.jpg
440 TNT with dual quad setup, unilite, purple cam etc.... work like hell!!!!

draggin'GTO
05-28-2004, 11:51 PM
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< PONTIAC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid103/p5e0887b216cc9cd5259ad06cf1766053/f9af6029.jpg

metalshapes
05-29-2004, 12:29 AM
[ QUOTE ]
I believe that was #2 with a Gurney motor in it.

[/ QUOTE ]

Was that a Gurney Westlake?
Those were not OHC, were they?

DrJ
05-29-2004, 12:47 AM
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[ QUOTE ]
48 Hemi, Better read Drj's post again. He clearly states that McMullen had a cammer Ford in his '32 in the 60's. Still holding the CROW recipe.

Frank

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In the late 60's I went to one of the Long Beach Trident's car shows and there was some version of a McMullin roadster there with an overhead cam engine in it. I didn't take pictures but it had bubbles in the hood sides to clear the engine. Like the small pic the used on the magazine a couple or 20 years ago. Maybe it was only in it for a weekend, maybe I'd taken too much acid. But I saw it. I feel like Fox Mulder right now, gotta have proof of the green men.... sheesh http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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That wasn't the original McMullen roadster... I believe that was #2 with a Gurney motor in it.
Sam.

[/ QUOTE ]

That sounds about right.
THanks Sam.
It was long ago.
It's still a McMullen roadster.
At the time there wasn't a #1 and #2 around to compare and put in the memory banks...
Jeeze, this silly bit of trivia is getting way too much attention. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

AHotRod
05-29-2004, 01:49 PM
GARY55:

Those ENGINES are NOT low-buck, they would COST more than what I have to BUILD a car with.

They are AWESUME though

DeS
05-29-2004, 03:35 PM
[ QUOTE ]
1955 Desoto 291 FireFlite, because I have the motor now I just need a car worthy of it.

Geno

[/ QUOTE ]

YES!!! You are fine person!!! I'll have that kind of engine in my DeSoto kustom

a54Studebaker
05-29-2004, 05:28 PM
Fat Hack, you're not the only one partial to the Y block, this one's in my T-bird

fab32
05-29-2004, 11:26 PM
Sam, The engine you are refering to that was in McMullen's '32 roadster was a Moser overhead cam converted SBC not a Gurney motor.

Frank

cosmo
05-29-2004, 11:55 PM
I ran across this photo, taken in the late '90's at Fiesta Days in McHenry...
Damn fine engine, damn nice car.

AHotRod
05-30-2004, 08:12 PM
DAMN

So many to pick from http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

desoto
05-30-2004, 11:18 PM
what else is there?

CharlieLed
05-30-2004, 11:44 PM
Not a flathead but definitely a cool Cadillac V8...

55olds88
05-31-2004, 12:08 AM
A proper work'd and dressed early Olds, NOT a SBC with valve covers and too many tubes on the headers.... reminds me I need to go get the other top cover for the ealry Olds valve covers I have at home.......
Currenlty thinking 324 with 4 inch bore, and 3x2 Offy manifold running original J2 tripower carbs.... (all currently in the shed, need some $$ for the rebuild).

Cadillacin Marcus
05-31-2004, 12:13 AM
Damn Cadillac Kid !!!!!!!!! Fuck that mill is THE SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Heres my ugly Cad

delaware george
05-31-2004, 07:38 AM
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

NITROFC
05-31-2004, 09:47 AM

Paul
05-31-2004, 10:03 AM
I think I can live with this

for a while anyway

Stone
06-01-2004, 11:18 PM
427 small block LS6 stroker motor.

J/K [ducking flying bottles]
I would go with a worked and dressed up flathead cadillac.

CadillacKid
06-02-2004, 05:43 AM
Thanks for the props Marcus....I figured you'd get a big kick outta those pics....she's really starting to come together...BTW, where did you get those headers for your Caddy from?

Smokin Joe
06-02-2004, 02:51 PM
I'd kinda like to transplant this into a T-bucket. Yellow scoop and all.
http://www.drag-city.com/295guysyellowBann.jpg

Second choice would be a Smokey built 427 with the Smokey cross ram. Oops, done that one. Back to the Surfers hemi I guess. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

NealinCA
06-02-2004, 03:07 PM
My friend's blown FH is kinda cool looking...

Scotch
06-02-2004, 03:27 PM
It did say V-8, but I had to post these mockup pics of my inliner.

Scotch!

Scotch
06-02-2004, 03:28 PM
Another

Scotch
06-02-2004, 03:29 PM
Buick Inline 8s are hardly petite. Not for the weak. Not for pussies. LOL!!

Scotch
06-02-2004, 03:31 PM
How long is it? heh heh It's about 3 feet long Baby!

It'll be runnin' soon...almost 300 cubes (vs. 263ci stock), and about 225 ponies (up from 128 stock).

slowpoke
06-02-2004, 04:59 PM
A fav since I saw 3dueces (broken jukebox photography) work on deviantArt...speaking of I need buy a copy for my wall.

http://images2.deviantart.com/i/2004/03/a/5/ford_flathead.jpg

3dueces' deviantArt gallery (http://3dueces.deviantart.com/)

Stone
06-02-2004, 05:11 PM
slowpoke isn't that Shines flattie in his pickup?

Flat Ernie
06-02-2004, 05:16 PM
I know it's been mentioned already, but...

CAMMER!
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

NortonG
06-02-2004, 05:22 PM
You are correct sir.

slowpoke
06-02-2004, 07:12 PM
[ QUOTE ]
slowpoke isn't that Shines flattie in his pickup?

[/ QUOTE ]You know...now that you mention it, upon recheck 3dueces' gallery credits Jimmy Shine's 34 in the comments section.

InjectorTim
06-02-2004, 07:33 PM
Rolls Royce merlin, out of a spitfire!

http://acam.ednet.ns.ca/engines/merlin.jpg

warbird
06-02-2004, 11:16 PM
Rockabilly,
I think Mr42's already beat you to the Merlin idea http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

How about a Packard Merlin with a bunch of Maytag parts?

Would be one mean mother!

hotrod54chevy
06-03-2004, 02:10 AM
gee,scotch,i didnt know a straight 8 was a cool lookin V8
Creepy

12pack
06-03-2004, 02:23 AM
a 371 olds with 6 97s

SlowLearner
06-03-2004, 06:34 AM
I've always thought that Ford made a real nice V8...for the Pershing TANK! About 1000 c.i., 500 hp, all aluminum SOHC (shaft driven)! Dunno torque... I think "gobs"!
Hefty bugger though...I think about 1200 lbs. This is a Heffalump Motor!!

http://www.ferreamole.it/images/pershing_man/gaf03.jpg

AHotRod
06-07-2004, 05:20 PM
DAMN, that thing must weight a TON!

Flat Ernie
06-07-2004, 06:11 PM
Here's what I want in my next project:

Dream Engine (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=2481115668&amp;sspagename= STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&amp;rd=1)

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Bad Liver
06-08-2004, 03:26 AM
I gotta put in another vote for the 348/409. First car was a 59 El Camino (with the little 283). I was determined to get a 348 from then...and still am. Got my eyes peeled.

burndup
06-08-2004, 04:05 AM
I would be stoked with a clapped out, grimey chevy 350 yanked out of a junkyard station wagon...

raven
06-08-2004, 11:31 AM
Well,
I don't have any pic, but I'm planning on running my aluminum Buick 215 in my Paige Roadster...
I'll need to learn how to properly polish it first...
r

junkmonger
06-08-2004, 08:31 PM
<font color="red"> </font> Can <font color="red"> </font> it have more than one? How about 4 Buick 454s?!?!?!!! With allwheel drive! In a Buick Riviera Station Wagon!

Mike <font color="red"> </font> <font color="red"> </font>

AHotRod
09-09-2004, 09:48 AM
This would be cool to run the streets in......

unclescooby
09-09-2004, 03:53 PM
I'm still partial to the old Latham supercharged Y-block that is now running in texas. I hated to sell it cause it was beautiful but I have a blown 392 Hemi and an Algon injected Lincoln 430 (that I'll post up next week cause there ain't one here and this post is a nice one for checking out everything). This is for Fat Hack....
I'm with ya on the Y block love but they're all cool.

KnuckleDragger
09-09-2004, 05:05 PM
I have always like the MoPar 383, 413, 440.. But there is something about the 421, and 428 pontiac that i have always liked..

Jonney

MBTex
09-09-2004, 07:15 PM
Nailhead

http://www.standard1320.com/Ivo/Buicks/TwinBuick/IvoTwin%20Promo.jpg

http://www.standard1320.com/Ivo/Buicks/TwinBuick/TwinBuildingFullerIvo1.jpg

http://www.standard1320.com/Ivo/Buicks/TwinBuick/Ivo%2C%20Worm%20and%20Chuck%20Land%20CDR%20Denver% 201960.jpg

MBTex
09-09-2004, 07:19 PM
http://www.standard1320.com/Ivo/Buicks/SingleBuick/BlnBuickEngine4.jpg

JohnnyB327
09-09-2004, 07:25 PM
well probably a 331 cad, 348,409,or a 409 w/ a 454 crank which if itsa bored so much it turns out to be 474 (?) cid. the list goes on and on but the wallet doesnt. haha

johnny

willowbilly3
09-09-2004, 07:39 PM
If I could have any engine I wanted it would have to ne a side oiler Ford and for looks make it a cammer.
Ultimate hotrod engine will always be a huffed 392 Hemi

Revhead
09-09-2004, 08:09 PM
Well I'm working on a different v8 for my future coupe/roadster (whatever I find).

Mercury Marauder 383 312hp...no it's not an FE, it's a MEL.
and this will sit on top of it.

mr.midnite
09-09-2004, 08:35 PM
while all the aforementioned motors are cool in their own right, for me it's hard to beat a multi-carbed Hemi like my little Dodge

LeadSledMerc
09-09-2004, 08:36 PM
It's got to be a Nailhead....... and what can beat the 4 in Showboat????

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/GOTCH/misc/TomyIvo4.jpg

50Fraud
09-10-2004, 03:55 AM
The prettiest, neatest, most symmetrical V8 ever used in a hot rod was the nailhead in Ivo's T.

50Fraud
09-10-2004, 04:08 AM
Wasasedan, I agree with your choice too. Navarro's and Beatty's blown flathead race motors were pure evil, and I hadda have one in my '36.

Notice how good Barney's engine looks, even with no shiny stuff anywhere.

bootie
09-10-2004, 06:29 AM
i wanna see a rolls royce merlin powered T
i think any motor thats had a bit of originality and a heap of chrome looks good
anothe options the toyota/lexus v8 they look good all chromed up other than that theres always a bbc - this one just needs some polishing and chrome

AHotRod
09-24-2004, 10:47 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Blownolds
09-24-2004, 11:46 PM
Not to sound anal or anything, but... I did see some stuff I just gotta comment on!

1)Harrell Los Angeles, that "324" you have has #14 371 heads on it... 'ya sure it's not a 371, or does it just have the 371 heads?

2)Wingnutz, those aren't factory finned valve covers on that Marauder engine in the red car. Those are VERY RARE Moon covers. I have only known of a couple pairs that have come up for sale ever, and I was searching for them. One pair went for a lotta $, not sure about the other pair. The Marauder covers I believe were also aluminum but they looked different. I think the fins went the other way--laterally-- and they have an M on them (unless I'm thinking of the '57 Marauder ones which were different since those were on 368's instead of 383's which is a different engine). But the ones in the pic are Moon's.

3)55olds88, '57-64 Olds rocket engines also had "too many tubes" on the exhaust http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif, nothing wrong with running dual centers and split-port late heads unless the period-correct early '50's look is desired. More power is a good thing. To tell the truth, I think even the '56 #10 heads had separate center exhausts. Pretty sure, as I've sold several pairs and have compared them to the #14 and #16 heads.

4)FlatErnie, that Allison V12 on eBay is a LOOOOOOOONG way from meeting any kind of reserve. I have been told that the cores for those are in the 10's of thousands of $$ http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


Now, I gotta say, there are some PRETTY engines here in this thread! WHHOOOAAAHHH

Tommy, is that a Studie or a Packard? I forget which had all those wingnuts on the valvecovers.

CharlieLed, that Caddy looks a lot like an early hemi... what kind of Caddy engine is that???? http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

My personal project is getting a blown 394, I think the Olds rocket engines are just so nice looking, especially the 394 with 5-bolt valve covers.

But I like lot'sa engines. Hmmm... injected DeSoto hemi, proportions would be just right. Anyone got a pic of Gene Adam's old JF'r? He had one.

Ummm... yea, blown 354 hemi is also one of the prettiest. I like these with finned aluminum valve covers.

Another very cool engine is a Potvin-blown one, either Olds or hemi. Sorry, the SBC's don't even look cool with a Potvin http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Sheer outrageous V8, I'd say a blown Ford SOHC.

I also like Ardun's, I'm not sure if I like blowers on them or not though. Not sure about proportions. Maybe injected, at least for prettiness?

Hmmm, nobody's mentioned the Olds 215 as being good looking. It's valve covers lay over a lot like the early Olds rocket and not like the Buick 215's which look like nailheads.

You guys are going to kill me, but I happen to think a BBC looks really good with the stock-height polished die-cast smoothie aluminum valve covers that look a lot like the factory shape, only cleaner for some reason. I don't know why.

Poncho engines can also be really nice looking. I like 'em with Moon valve covers. Anyone have any Eddie Hill Poncho pics?

And last but not least, flathead Ford with finned aluminum valve covers, maybe Edelbrock script, or maybe some rare head like Navarro. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

8th grade genius
09-25-2004, 12:01 AM
If moneys not an object it would have to be a miller.

CLSSY56
09-25-2004, 12:08 AM
Caddy 4100

Kojack
09-25-2004, 08:32 AM
I would actually love for my Kaiser a Rocket 303, something small and simple like that, or a fully pumped up inline six for my car. Bore it out, blueprint it, split exhast and make a dueal carb set up for it, and get that supercharger for it...

racer5c
09-25-2004, 09:10 AM
ahhhh hell with it somebody help me find a NOVI

tomslik
09-25-2004, 09:36 AM
DrJ, seems to me he had a moser-headed sbc in it.
could THAT be what you saw?

you guys are ALL fucked up!
coolest engine HAS to be a Neon....... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
never rusts, always low milage and all that black paintable plastic, what's not to love?
plop it in a pt cruiser and man, you got a hot rod!

oh yeah, somebody already did it....

Nads
09-25-2004, 09:57 AM
Blownolds, the Packard V8s didn't have center bolt valve covers, they're arranged around the edge, and there's like 8 of them.
The Packard engines used in Studebakers and Hudsons had the same style valve covers.

titus
09-25-2004, 01:25 PM
i like nailheads and chev "w" motors,
here ny naihead in my 32 five window, i have a 348 for my 32 tudor but no pics yet

Pete1
09-30-2004, 10:02 PM
A Cosworth Ford Indy engine.

El Hueso
09-30-2004, 10:16 PM
NAIL...

Paul
09-30-2004, 11:05 PM
[ QUOTE ]
What is the COOLEST Looking V8 you would have in your HotRod

[/ QUOTE ]

I don't know but I'm just about fed up with this bastard!

metalshapes
09-30-2004, 11:08 PM
Novi

Stone
09-30-2004, 11:36 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Novi

[/ QUOTE ]
What exactly is a Novi.I've never heard of one before.

Automotive Stud
09-30-2004, 11:50 PM
Fab32, I had also heard mcmullen ran a cammer in his roadster at a point. I even hear the only car that could beat it with it was the stone woods and cook gasser, and even then it was a close race. That roadster must have been scary fast! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

metalshapes
10-01-2004, 01:49 AM
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What exactly is a Novi.I've never heard of one before.

[/ QUOTE ]

The Novi Racecars were Indy Roadsters.
Raced from '41 to '65, with different Chassis ( FWD, RWD and Ferguson 4WD ).
Andy Granatelli owned them in the later years.
From what I have read and heard they sounded fantastic, and were very powerfull ( almost 750HP in '64 )
In the Pic that I posted, the Supercharger is not mounted.

Blownolds
10-01-2004, 02:09 AM
Ummm... how 'bout some exotic race engines, ones that are somewhat forgotten, like the McGee quad-cam hemi?

metalshapes
10-01-2004, 02:23 AM
What happened to those?
I remember reading about them.
Didn't they get outlawed?

Did anybody ever put one on the street?
Were those Heads solid or water cooled?

willowbilly3
10-01-2004, 03:50 AM
For traditional it would have to be a Hemi. But the absolutely coolest V8 I ever saw was a Hispo-Suzia(sp?) aircraft engine from the early teens. There used to be one in the Indian museum in Rapid City. It was from the first airplane to come to town flown by aircraft legend Clyde Ice. Air cooled with exposed valve train and lots of polished brass. Or how about an early Gurney Westlake Ford Indycar engine I also remember a 32 roadser in a mag a few years back with a Maserati V8 that was woodsville

attitudor
10-01-2004, 03:54 AM
[ QUOTE ]
a cadillac flathead, because they are so cool with the exhaust pipes coming out of the top of the block.

[/ QUOTE ]

YES, I agree! Hereīs mine. Exhaust and manifold arenīt ready yet (and colouring and finishing of course). It will end in my 27-T-Tudor! So cool but so damn heavy!

48_HEMI
10-01-2004, 11:38 AM
Up to now I've enjoyed all the choices, good stuff I like the v-8 motor and am a whorder of them. my favorite will always be the Hemi's small medium and large.
I have in stock a couple cads, buicks, over 20 v-8's in all. but I am really excited with the 54 lincoln http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

48_HEMI
10-01-2004, 11:41 AM
This 354 has a modified manifold and will look better with 6 rochesters on it http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

crewcutkid
10-01-2004, 11:51 AM
Yep-Cammer. FO-MO-CO baby!
-Crew

KustomSkylark
10-01-2004, 12:27 PM
215 Buick stroker completely polished with offy finned covers and four downdraft webbers.

graverobber63
10-01-2004, 12:33 PM
64 Olds 394 or a 348 tri power

http://www.autowonderland.ca/gallery/64olds_engine394ci.jpg

primerkid
10-01-2004, 12:40 PM
This is not mine...but my choice is the 348...gives me goose bumps...can't wait to get started with my project with 348 engine...but I'm still collecting the missing project pieces.
/ http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Turbopackman
10-03-2004, 12:55 AM
1955 Packard V8 with a 413 Chrysler Crossram. My pet project.
http://public.fotki.com/turbopackman/packards/320_v8_crossram_003.html
http://public.fotki.com/turbopackman/packards/320_v8_crossram_002.html

Eric

a54Studebaker
10-03-2004, 05:55 AM
how about a 430 Merc. super marauder with 3-2's, this one is in a Mermaid clone
http://www.y-blocksforever.com/mw/assets/images/Brechler_Engine.jpg

SamIyam
10-03-2004, 01:31 PM
For me it all depends on the car... different cars beg for different engines.

But here's one of our SBC'ies
Sam.

racer5c
10-03-2004, 07:47 PM
bsolutely coolest V8 I ever saw was a Hispo-Suzia(sp?) aircraft engine from the early teens. There used to be one in the Indian museum in Rapid City

Hetre is half of a hispano suiza they were wwI aircraft engines they cut em in half and ran em in Big Cars (sprint cars) in the 30's

InjectorTim
10-03-2004, 08:07 PM
The coolest v-8, would actualy be a straight 8

oldchevyseller
10-03-2004, 09:21 PM

fab32
10-03-2004, 10:33 PM
Auto-stud, We've already solved the McMullen cammer mystery. It was a Moser head conversion on a SBC. The Ford motor was a 427 (not SOHC).

Frank

Blownolds
10-04-2004, 02:31 PM
How'z about a dual overhead cam 392 hemi???

http://www.metalshapers.org/nitrogeezers/images/TOMMOTOR.jpg

You can see more here:
http://www.metalshapers.org/nitrogeezers/tom_dicktakes_innovator.htm

Tman
10-04-2004, 02:38 PM
Finally have pics, not done yet

Baron Von Mike
10-04-2004, 03:02 PM
Oh what the heck. Nothin too original here, but I'm still a proud papa. Should go in the car in a couple weeks.

48_HEMI
10-04-2004, 03:48 PM
my lincoln after the swapmeet http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Blownolds
10-10-2004, 07:03 PM
From the Brazilin OHC V60 thread...

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/image_uploads/582908-OHV%20V8-60.JPG

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Number=582609&amp;page=2&amp;view=collap sed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=14&amp;fpart=1#Post583430

Blownolds
10-13-2004, 08:25 PM
OK, if nobody's gonna post any more vintage engines, I'm gonna torture you all with contemporary stuff...

http://www.schubeckracing.com/Resources/Leftona.jpg


http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

OneTireFire
10-13-2004, 09:33 PM
If it was going in a 60's style hot rod I'd have to say 409 with fuel injection off of a mid 60's vette.

AHotRod
10-13-2004, 09:55 PM
God would'nt that be awesome to have....... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Zor
10-13-2004, 10:41 PM
Allison V12

Stone
10-26-2004, 04:56 PM
ANyone got any pics of a dressed/worked olds rocket mill sportin zoomies?
I love this thread.It rocks.

BigMac
10-26-2004, 08:15 PM
I know is import but its a 3.5lt (213.6 cu inch) DOHC puttin down 650hp@10300rpm http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid132/p49f76256152226bf76f7fedb2aa72811/f795632a.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid132/p471b02688bc23128726b2576dad90bed/f7956336.jpg

Stone
10-26-2004, 09:13 PM
What did that thing come from.Any background info?

Tim
10-26-2004, 09:34 PM
damn bro, wicked headers. wouldnt happen to know if there like a 180 deg ,or 360 ya know those big ball of snakes lookin jobs ,tuned header would you?

BigMac
10-26-2004, 09:39 PM
Specifications
Engine Type:
Normally aspirated, fuel-injected, aluminum alloy block V-8
Displacement:
3.5 liters (213.6 cubic inches)
Horsepower:
650+ horsepower at 10,300 rpm (IRL mandated rev limit)
Valve Train:
Dual overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder
Crankshaft:
Alloy steel, five main bearing caps
Pistons:
Forged aluminum alloy
Connecting Rods:
Machined alloy steel
Engine Management:
Motorola / Zytek
Ignition System:
Motorola / Zytek
Lubrication:
Dry sump
Cooling:
Single water pump

Honda's engine for the 2003 IRL IndyCar Series is designated the HI3R Series Indy V-8. This engine is a completely new design developed in partnership with Ilmor Engineering.

The HI3R is Honda's first normally aspirated IndyCar racing engine, intended for competition in the Indianapolis 500 and the IRL IndyCar Series.

Prior to entering the IRL, Honda previously took part in the Championship Auto Racing Teams series from 1994-2002, where the company won four CART Manufacturers' Championships (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001) and six consecutive drivers' titles (1996-2001).

Teams and drivers utilizing the Honda HI3R engine in 2003 include Andretti Green Racing with Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan; Super Aguri Fernandez Racing with Atlantic graduate Roger Yasukawa; and Team Rahal with former IRL series champion and Indy 500 race winner Kenny Brack.

The one before is a mugen honda
they used to use 3.5 V10's and Turbo 1.5 V6's
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid132/p2ded1270d0977f5683b63268ea72d6c8/f79562fd.jpg
Before these they used a 1.5ltr v12!
no replacement for displacement?

Blownolds
10-26-2004, 09:45 PM
NICE looking engine! I'd have one. I'd change the valve covers to smooth polished ones though.

Maybe some of our Japanese HAMB'rs would love to stroke one and de-tune it, and put it in an old Japanese A-bone (wishful thinking, I bet they were all scrapped many many years ago, but Japan actually had a car that looked almost the same as a Ford Model A! I think maybe Mitsubishi from circa 1930? There is a book on Japanese cars that shows it).


PLEASE tell me that row of Indy engines isn't at your house, or I'm going to turn green (jealousy, not illness)

BigMac
10-26-2004, 09:53 PM
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PLEASE tell me that row of Indy engines isn't at your house, or I'm going to turn green (jealousy, not illness)

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yea there in my rec.room.Had em shipped over from japanland.**quits daydreaming** http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Stone
10-26-2004, 10:40 PM
How many dohc vintage engines were made.I saw on here some of them were any others made?By what auto manufacturer?

injectedA
10-26-2004, 10:43 PM
I vow all anodizing will be removed. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Blownolds
11-04-2004, 02:03 AM
Don't mean to waste Ryan's space, these were from another HAMB thread.... but these BELONG in this thread, too... for future reference.

Early Toyota aluminum hemi's, anyone?

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/image_uploads/614792-Untitled-1.jpg

http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL89/167432/5619055/72037618.jpg

http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL89/167432/5619055/72037615.jpg

bufordtjustice
11-04-2004, 02:16 AM
What a damn minute...those are Toyota Hemis? Just how early are we talkin?... Damn people like you for making me think foreign stuff is cooler all the time. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

heyitsnate
12-06-2004, 02:17 AM
AAAAGH!!!!! this post officially blew my mind....caddy flatty...

aedan
12-06-2004, 05:33 AM
man all these engines are soo kool i really like the lincoln v12 in Rod Hadfield's pick up soo much work though i love hemis but

aedan

av8jon
12-07-2004, 01:20 AM
Hey, thats not an olds but an sbc. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif A guy I know did the same thing. He said the olds cover fits right over the chev cover. Any rodder gonna know an sbc right away no matter what cover on it. That one really looks good!

ratrodford
12-07-2004, 11:54 AM

nzsimon
12-10-2004, 07:40 PM
here is mine

Assdragger
12-11-2004, 01:11 AM
How bout A Mopar cammer, 426 hemi built by mopar!
It`s discolicious, for that 70s period correct mind blower!!

AHotRod
01-15-2005, 08:04 AM
WoW!

tim burns
01-15-2005, 09:33 AM
how bout my old 477" rodeck BBC?

SoCalCarCulture
01-15-2005, 04:52 PM
Here's some of my favorites from a visual point of view...

<img src=http://images4.fotki.com/v39/photos/9/9586/91858/Dsc05697-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images4.fotki.com/v38/photos/9/9586/91858/Dsc05698-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images8.fotki.com/v108/photos/9/9586/91858/Dsc04466-vi.jpg>

...a cleverly disguised EFI setup on this nailhead!...

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/90845/Dsc05592-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/90845/GurneyEagleHeads02-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/90845/SOHC06-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images5.fotki.com/v59/photos/9/9586/90845/Dsc07993-vi.jpg>

<img src-http://images1.fotki.com/v13/photos/9/9586/161156/Dsc06376-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/90844/ArdunHeads01-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images5.fotki.com/v65/photos/9/9586/90844/Dsc03884-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images8.fotki.com/v111/photos/9/9586/90844/Dsc06492-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/90844/Flathead14-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images3.fotki.com/v25/photos/9/9586/90844/Dsc06886-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images4.fotki.com/v40/photos/9/9586/90846/Dsc02342-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images2.fotki.com/v2/photos/9/9586/957563/DSC04402-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images6.fotki.com/v77/photos/9/9586/957563/Dsc01471-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images5.fotki.com/v57/photos/9/9586/669270/DSC07880-vi.jpg>

George
01-15-2005, 05:14 PM
I'd have to vote for the early Hemi &amp; the Nailheads. The Toyota Hemis were made in the 70s.

CLSSY56
01-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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I like mine!

Travis


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Hey Travis.... same name....similar tastes http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
I've got some Corvette finned covers I haven't put on mine yet.

http://www.htc.net/~clssy56/CLSSY56/EngineRight.jpg

Any good thoughts on how to run my spark wires? They relax to much and have melted a little on the exhaust.

nitrobrother
01-15-2005, 07:55 PM
I think this is pretty darn cool. No idea where I got it from, but I've had this shot for a while (I checked the file date and it's from '01). '61 Starliner mit SOHC. Of course, anything with four letters on the valve covers works for me! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://www.kustomboats.com/images/scans/61StarSOHC_Eng.jpg

SoCalCarCulture
01-15-2005, 08:38 PM
I saw that '61 Starliner at the Fabulous Fords show in '02...

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v5/photos/9/9586/103791/DSC05090-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v5/photos/9/9586/103791/DSC05091-vi.jpg>

<img src=http://images1.fotki.com/v3/photos/9/9586/103791/DSC05092-vi.jpg>

willowbilly3
01-15-2005, 09:55 PM
My favorite engine right now is my 425 Caddy because it was free. Thanks BellM

AHotRod
01-25-2005, 05:16 PM
Let's take this thread with us on the move tonight http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CheatersPete
01-25-2005, 05:22 PM
My flathead! http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
http://www.thecheatersgang.com/images/siteweb/peter/flat2/flat2web%20(97).jpg
http://www.thecheatersgang.com/images/siteweb/peter/flat2/flat2web%20(96).jpg

porknbeaner
01-25-2005, 05:45 PM
Allison V-16.
Find your own pic. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.jalopyjournal.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

JimSibley
01-26-2005, 01:58 AM
That twin carbed nailhead in the 26 t is awesome. I drove that car. That thing is FAST!!!! It runs a 4 speed and Jag. suspension on all 4 corners. I too love the nailhead.
Heres mine, well it was till I sold it.BOO HOO!!!!!

Larry T
01-26-2005, 09:16 PM
Don't know if this will work or not, but I'm trying to attach a pic of a 409 that I built for a customer. I think it'd look pretty good in a thirties hoodless rod or a mid fities gasser or...., but it's in a 62 SS Impala. Which is ok too.
Larry T

Snake9t9
01-26-2005, 10:35 PM
I'm with Flash on this one for a trad motor IMO can't beat a blown Ardun.
Second place in my book V-12 lincon motor tied with the Hemi.

Later engines: SOHC Ford 427 or BOSS 429

superchargednailhead
01-26-2005, 11:30 PM
Blown Nailhead

crewcutkid
01-27-2005, 02:50 PM
Caddy flatheads are garbage. A Flat ford 4-6-8 would do it for me. Especially with a joe hunt ohc conversion. SWEET.
-Crew

HotRod28AR
01-27-2005, 04:41 PM
My ideal engine would be a bored and stroked 296ci 46-48 Flathead, with a full race Isky cam, Ardun OHV Hemi conversion, 4-carb setup, open headers and a '37 LaSalle floorshift trans........but that'll never happen ;)
-Dean

av8jon
01-29-2005, 10:48 PM
This one!!

drhotrodmd
01-30-2005, 12:14 AM
Probly Jimmy Whites Hemi!

crewcutkid
01-30-2005, 04:56 PM
White's hemi sounds good, and it is fast, but those headers look like they're about to fall off. It needs a proper set of headers.
-Crew

Ragtop
01-30-2005, 04:59 PM
yep, Me too. Just got a 409 for my coupe.

hemi coupe
01-30-2005, 08:20 PM
White's hemi sounds good, and it is fast, but those headers look like they're about to fall off. It needs a proper set of headers.
-Crew
Dont worry the headers wont fall off, their tig welded on. I built those headers almost six years ago! I built them in one night to make it to the march meet in Bakersfield. The problem is some of the tube is aluminized and some just raw. Unfortunately I am to busy at my shop to build new headers, I should have put a proper coating on them after I built them. The Headers seem to work good the car went 12.80 not leaving very hard with no tuning what so ever. Crew maybe you can come over and help me build some new ones?
Jimmy White

RustyRedRam
01-30-2005, 09:28 PM
I've gotta go with a hemi. Well let me modify that, any hemi up to 392s. Not a fan of the elephant s. i'm partial to my super red ram.

racer5c
03-08-2005, 09:38 PM
here it is the coolest V-8 ever made

Dat Dirty Rat
03-08-2005, 10:00 PM
I've always wanted a 392 Hemi...I've waited a long time for one from one of my dads buddies. But that never worked out...So i snatched up a 348 w/the intentions of putting that in but somebody just had to have it so thats gone and now I'm getting the final pieces together for a 303 Olds....I still dream of that Hemi cause when i think of the word Hot Rod- a Hemi is one of those pieces that has to be in there somewhere....

Dirty

Bluto
03-08-2005, 10:04 PM
I like the 302 4cam!!!

It's in my Maserati Hot Rod.

repoman
03-08-2005, 10:28 PM
http://www.pontiacheaven.org/images/jpgs/pontia18.jpg
One of the spares went up on Ebay this year.

http://www.pontiacheaven.org/images/jpgs/MT_Hemi_Dragster_003.jpg
Look close here, that is a Blown, injected, PONTIAC Hemi! Jack Chrisman at the wheel on his way to win the 62 US Nationals.

And Another, recent shot...
http://www.pontiacheaven.org/images/jpgs/race_c39.jpg

In a boat
http://www.pontiacheaven.org/images/jpgs/wpe9.jpg

Standing offer: One nut, left or right (your choice) for a complete set of these heads.

metalshapes
03-08-2005, 10:32 PM
I like the 302 4cam!!!

It's in my Maserati Hot Rod.

Tell me more about that Car, Bluto.
Is that a scratch built car?
Is it a quatroporte Engine, or is it earlyer?

Stone
03-08-2005, 11:21 PM
Tell me more about that Car, Bluto.
Is that a scratch built car?
Is it a quatroporte Engine, or is it earlyer?
That does sound cool.Nice pics also.

Bluto
03-08-2005, 11:41 PM
In 1960 Maserati wanted to prove their new V-8 was worth a shit.They built a series of 151/LM
Yup this was the q/p motor
This one is a twin plug so it looks like a 450s motor
Each car was a bit different. the run was seven bodies four cars built this is the last unused body....Yup it's a replica but 'Dead on' using all the right parts built just like the original
WHICH IS WHY THE WHOLE DAMN THING IS APART IN MY SHOP!!
I has all the original mistakes that killed good/brave drivers

Every one of the originals were crashed and written off to be rebuilt from ashes and a data plate

So that's why I have a fake. They all are!!

This is a shape I have loved since I first saw it in Road & Track early 60's
When I had the chance I jumped!!

This is 400+hp and 2300# wet
Body is aluminum
I think I can get a glass windsheild to fit
I'm changing the entire rear suspension
Power rack instead of box
Air

And when done-The Terminal Island Freeway will never be safe again!!!

As you know I have lottsa toys
Not all Hot Rods are American
But they are all fun


Here's a couple more photos

repoman
03-08-2005, 11:46 PM
This is 400+hp and 2300# wet
Body is aluminum
I think I can get a glass windsheild to fit
I'm changing the entire rear suspension
Power rack instead of box
Air

And when done-The Terminal Island Freeway will never be safe again!!!
That's a wild ride. Try to keep it right side up.

Does it run on Alfredo or Marinara? :)

repoman
03-08-2005, 11:51 PM
Then there is this. Made of REAL unobtanium.

Sorry about the size.

metalshapes
03-09-2005, 12:12 AM
Thanks for the pics Bluto.

Cool Car & Cool Engine.

Stone
03-09-2005, 02:21 AM
Bluto those pics are awesome.Very nice ride.Be sure to post more pics as time goes on.

Matt Franklin
03-09-2005, 11:32 PM
this...
Yup, if I could find one and fund one, a Ford cammer would be the ticket.

Crow, that picture is pretty cool. Were there conversion kits for the Gilmer drive on the cams, or was that a one-off machine shop special?


.

Scott Miller
06-06-2005, 06:04 PM
I gotta go with this idea that keeps poppin up in my head...

-'57(or later) 392 HEMI bored and stroked to 400ci(?)
-Injected
-Twin Turbos
-Air-To-Air intercooler
-Magneto
-Ported/polished heads

...say in a 60's style rod. Or an old Harley!!!! This thing could be done on a tight budget too-minus the block,heads, and sheetmetal.KOOOOOL!