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Old 06-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Best sounding engines ?

With all the threads on the Hamb, this may have been done before. Here's mine Most Musical are small block V8's wound up around 10K. Most entertaining sounding are the old nitro cacklers. Most impressive sounding are modern top fuel or funny car engines, and special mention goes to the raspy growling sound from the big Ford FE engines. I'm sure yall have many more favorites than these. --- Steve ---
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Maybe because it was the hot engine back in my early days but I always liked the sound of a Chevy 283 with a Duntov cam at idle.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Coolest SOUNDING Engines???
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Flatheads and Y-blocks with hot cams. The flathead in the Joe Nitti roadster is one of my favorites.



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Old 06-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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There's nothing like a Hemi Cackler!!!.......
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flatheads and y-blocks with hot cams. The flathead in the joe nitti roadster is one of my favorites.



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Old 06-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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not automotive: but the Pratt & whitney R-985 radial ( 985 cubic inches) 450 H.P. at about only 1,700 R.P.M. with it's 9 cylinders barking away propelling a Beech Staggerwing quickly through the air as it makes a low pass over my rural location, where the airspace above me can still legally be utilized in such a way. Is a true artform for both the sight and sound of it.
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I was at a mudbogger meet years ago. I know, I know...but some of those guys run bad-ass engines. Anyway, this one unlimited entry sounded sooooooooo tough! I asked him what the engine was...I thought for sure he'd say a bigblock something. Nope...289 Ford!!!???
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Any Flathead V8.......
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I was at a mudbogger meet years ago. I know, I know...but some of those guys run bad-ass engines. Anyway, this one unlimited entry sounded sooooooooo tough! I asked him what the engine was...I thought for sure he'd say a bigblock something. Nope...289 Ford!!!???
2 of my favorite sounding engines have been 289's. One is a Super Stock 65 Mustang, and the other in a mud drag truck. Both not HAMB friendly, but the 289 is.
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I thought I knew what a good flathead sounded like until I heard the Khougaz roadster at idle. It's pure sex.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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I've posted this before and am doing it again. A really good sounding DeSoto on pop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f56sjq-Em4 260 inches 348.150 mph
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A Chevy 250 with Smitty's the rapping has always been a sweet sound to me. A Chevy 283 with the Smitty's sounds great too.

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I like the sound of a fuel hemi, but 25 of these, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KyCdthuV0s
at the parkersburg speedway, down in the hollow, sounds absolutely awesome...
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That's easy....a cast iron '92 with a Keith Hampton on top and 90% inside....
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BTW, what we perceive as differences in a 283, 289, or a 279 is a function of the different cams, header diameters, compression ratios, and when revving in neutral rotating weight, each one tended to have.

They all Fire LRRLRLLR, just depends on where you start the sequence. As a matter of fact a 289 and a 283 fire identically, just how they number the cylinders,



Put the same cam (EVO at same piston position, same opening velocity), 10 - 1 compression and 1.625 headers they would sound near identical.

Oops, unless its a Corvette, Thunderbird, or Cobra engine, that's different
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #20
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Kawasaki KZ 900 with the 4 into 1 exhaust and any built inline 6.

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That's easy....a cast iron '92 with a Keith Hampton on top and 90% inside....
Maybe the sound that was commonplace at certain peaks of a lifetime, like Dyno Don's Cammer at 10 Grand on the line, imagine those cam chains!!! Or a flat crank Hemi from S&M
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Kawasaki KZ 900 with the 4 into 1 exhaust and any built inline 6.

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You Beat me to it, KZ 900 at rpm has a sound all its own, friend of mine had one stroked to 1375 with very high compression, amazing sounding
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Flathead 8 and sbf.

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A two six-bits Cummins under load at 1600RPM into a straight pipe.
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Stuffed and puffed 6v-92 !
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I've always loved the sound of a 302 with a nice lopey idle and good glasspacks
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That Ford GAA tank engine. It's two thirds of a 60 degree vee twelve aircraft engine and has a unique sound. I can spend hours on U tube just for the vibes.
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Since I cant find a clip of Jim Tippers car before he rolled it this would be a close second.

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About the best sounding engine I have ever heard was a full race injected Ford flathead in a front engined dragster.
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I have been listening to those old cadillacs run at car shows and on line. I love the sound of those.
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Don't forget about Jake...... [YT][YT]

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My old C/Gas Chevy 327 roller, power shifting at 8,500. Music to my ears!
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I've posted this before and am doing it again. A really good sounding DeSoto on pop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f56sjq-Em4 260 inches 348.150 mph
Thanks for the link! That's not only musical, but a great demonstration of the Doppler Effect.

Mid 60's 327 with solid lifters always sounds sweet, especially with closed exhaust. A wonderfully precise, mechanical sound. And if the engine's not fully warmed up there's a layer of piston noise if it's got forged pistons.

Big displacement Olds engines had a sound of their own in a drag car. If you were near the starting line during a launch a Stock or Super Stock Olds would pound your chest like a Hemi.

Inline sixes with open headers had a nice raspy bark to them. Sort of like a mad chainsaw.

Lots of interesting sounds from an old hit 'n miss stationary engines. All sorts of mechanical clatter from the exposed linkages and rocker arms and governors mixed in with wheezing, squeaking and belching.
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Rolls Royce/Packard Merlin at about 506 mph. 3350 or 4360 at same. If it doesn't make the hair on the back of your neck stand up... well you are not an engine man. Oh and Phill Hill in the 412 M.I. Ferrari wheel to wheel with Chuck Daigh in the Scarab accelerating away from turn 8 at Riverside on an October afternoon in 1958. For a then 8 year old the orchestral sound of the guttural small block juxtaposed to the high pitched V-12 Ferrari, both being rowed through the gears by a couple of the best is still stuck on several of my remaining neurons.
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holy crap, that fucking Y block is screaming "Jake" has my vote
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Agree, the V-12s sound so good.
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Im a little partial since I built these, but the Kaase Boss'9 and Ford Indy V8 both sound wicked.

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Go REAL traditional: Miller 91" or 270 Offy or D.O.HAL, now THAT's TRADITIONAL!!! If you want a 'modern' sound try an unmuffled 12v-71 under load!! Remember: "Racing is how to turn money into noise!" (I 'borrowed' that off the sprintcar thread!)
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i'd have to agree that y blocks sound pretty rad, however flatty's with smittie's are the best
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I'm partial to my flathead. Running hushpower exhaust. I just wish I could actually drive it! Soon, I hope...
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1. I think all older pushrod engines seem to have a grittier and mcuh more raw sound than todays mills.

2. Flatheads and Y blocks with straight pipes sound amazing. The 292 especially sounds like its cammed and I could grab a six-pack and a lawnchair and sit next to the exhaust and listen to it all day....well till the fumes make me pass out. But up till that point it'd be all gravy.

3. Plus, there's no such thing as a bad-sounding hemi.
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All these motors sound great but the small block Chevrolet at the beginning sounds particularly nasty.

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This gets my vote....just sweet music to my ears...
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my favorite sound of all time is when an AA motor goes from alky to full nitro at start up. that first 10 seconds of cackle gives me goosebumps. the first rap makes my heart leap.

SBC on fuel at 10k

Al Teagues hemi at bonneville

a full field of NASCAR down the straight on a big track

that 3rd gear wind on the y block was pretty freaking awesome!!!
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All stock Buick inline 8 (320 or the smaller 248). Smooth, like an industrial sewing machine, just purrs and purrs.
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High reving hot 289 in my fathers race car does it for me.
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I've heard Teague's Hemi at full load, those early Indys were stunning, and who in their right mind doesn't love the awe and terror of nitro. But, nothing brings a smile to someone's face like a well tuned Model A idling nice n slow with the spark retarded. Even the most hardcore just get that ..."oh will you listen to that..." when they hear it, be the 1st time or simply 'again'. Since childhood, the simple sweetness of that has always stuck with me.
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Any nailhead Buick, a sound all their own.
Also most any (off topic) formula 1 engine. Anything turning over 12,000 rpms has got to
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Nothing better than a flathead with no mufflers & pipes out the back. But, a close second is a flathead with thrush steelpacks out in front of the rear wheels. Or, maybe that's vice-versa!
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All the above mentioned are great!! The Ford Model A also plays a great tune. Dad had a 1946 Farmall A and it had a nice note too - after he could no longer drive, my Mother said she missed hearing him driving it around. Ever heard a pulse jet engine, (think German Buzz Bomb) they are also very unique!!
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At Goodguys Nashville I saw/heard HAMB member the-rodster in his Buckshot 29 RPU driving by the swap meet all weekend. That little flatty sure sounded sweet popping along at just above idle.
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2 of my favorite sounding engines have been 289's. One is a Super Stock 65 Mustang, and the other in a mud drag truck. Both not HAMB friendly, but the 289 is.
Thought I was the only one. A 289 with a solid lifter cam made the sweetest sounds I ever heard, idling with a lope or wound out. It was in a 65 Falcon Sprint, and the year was 1967.
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my favorite sound of all time is when an AA motor goes from alky to full nitro at start up. that first 10 seconds of cackle gives me goosebumps. the first rap makes my heart leap.
No kidding . . . that 4 min video of magicar from awhile back is the best of the best of those videos. That was THE video that made me want to build a fed.


As much as I love the 392 and modern AJ/TFX/BAE hemis, I still would have to go with the 800" mountain motor pro stock engines.

More full sounding than the 500" nhra engines and have their own special tone. I always thought they had a "throwing sheet metal on the ground" quality when they blip the throttle.

The one summer I interned at Jon Kaase's, I would leave the back door open when cleaning cylinder heads and listen to the exhaust coming out of the dyno room. The stacks were probably 6-7 feet from the door and there's not one bit of sound deadening material in them. The stacks are all for looks.
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V-8 Studebaker w/glasspacks at cold idle. slow and sweet.
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Easy: Jimmy White's putt around the back lots.
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yes a y-block with glass packs for a true 50,s sound
The best real "sound" I've heard on a street car has always been from a Y block.

The most impressive was from a 63 409 in 1965 that pulled up beside me in Sunnyside, Wa and literately bounced my Nash Metro ragtop off the pavement. That engine hit harder than any pro fairgrounds blown hemi I have ever heard.
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The first start up of any motor.
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Thought I was the only one. A 289 with a solid lifter cam made the sweetest sounds I ever heard, idling with a lope or wound out. It was in a 65 Falcon Sprint, and the year was 1967.
I am a little partial to 289's Here is a short vid of a 289 that I built last year for an International Bobber Truck. Hyd. flat tappet and home made headers.
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Dual Wright R-2600s, 14 cylinder radials.
Nothing like the cockpit of a B-25 to get your blood moving.

Also make you go deaf right quick, lol.
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Or a 20b three rotor Wankel at 10k rpm.

For the record these are the non hamb friendly engines I can think of.
There are plenty of old school powerplants that around amazing.

Actually, now that I think about it, the Wright is period correct.
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yblocks and flatheads with straight pipes!
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High strung inline sixes....

The most evil motor I've ever heard? Road race built SBF in a Cobra. Jag V12 breathing through six Webers and dumping out headers is pretty special too!
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Nothing sounds sexier then flathead with a hot cam!!! Although... I did have an 85 silverado with 95 block with 67 corvette 2.02 feullie heads on and a huge cam!!! My buddie called it the potato truck... Cuz when it idled... It was like potata potata potata potata!!!!
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Fun thread. Even my wife likes it. She especially was impressed by the Desoto on the salt flats.

Here's a pretty sweet sounding engine...just your typical Small Block Chevy...lol.

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Big blown OLDS at 1/2 -3/4 track.
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How about a blown Flathead on Nitro... The fourth exhaust port under the blower makes the noise all that much sweeter.



I have to agree with the larger number of reply's favoring the noise coming out of a 2-Stroke Detroit under load. Nothing ever invented by mankind has been more efficient at converting fuel to noise then a 2-Stroke Detroit.
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had a 1970 Z/28 with the 11-1 solid lifter LT-1 350 back in the early 80's. had the "off road Z cam" ... don't recall the specs. open headers and solid lifters... love that sound.
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Al Teagues streamliner going thru the gears at Bonneville will put goose bumps all over your body in the early morning on the salt. A Chevy big block blown street roadster pushing into the wind over 200 will light your fire also
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A turboed OFFY under full load at indy....
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Ford 427 SOHC... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swnUjxlp9_Q

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A big straight eight sounds like an aircraft engine with straight pipes or an exhaust leak.

When I was last at a show with my Packard, (HAMB unfriendly) which currently has an exhaust leak so it sounds amazing. That engine turned the heads of the Hot Rodders and the muscle guys at about 1000 RPM.
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"Grumpy" leaving the line at Englishtown in his vega,that and about 35 big block dirt modifieds charging into turn 1 at Fonda speedway !
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The 230 flathead 6 sounds cool with straight 1 7/8s pipes, but nothing sounds like a top fuel engine makin power at 3/4 track....
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Hot little 289 in front of a 4sd hitting 4th gear giving all She's got
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Injected hemi @ idle w/ 68 degrees and 100% on the high side with the clutch out and the wheels locked!!!
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For everyday driven cars, I like the variety of lively sounds from a Chevy straight six 235 and 261 with dual cast iron headers and dual straight pipes without mufflers over the axle out under the bumper straight.
If you can't spell 'deceleration', you learn it quickly after hearing it in this way.

But WW2 and earlier aircraft engines are my favorite engines sounds - no contention.
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solid cam nail head in my 32 roadster also sounds kool tho
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I'm a sucker for some inliners, the Ford GAA v12's sound pretty amazing, and of course the standard 'ol bellbutton SBC is hard to beat and easy to find.
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Totally agree with road runner!! Nothen like a Chevy 235 with Fenton headers straight back through dual inch and a half pee shooters!!!! Makes everybody stare at you!!!!! Lol
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I must say that Kay Sissel built 12 port GMC six at WOT is a thing of beauty. even better when there's 2 in line.
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I can't beleive not one mention of the fine sound of the 45 degree V twin, Harley Davidson! Now that is an iconic sound from the 20s to the present.
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Packard straight eight Flathead.

Flatheads in general. Can't beat a Flathead. No matter what.


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I can't beleive not one mention of the fine sound of the 45 degree V twin, Harley Davidson! Now that is an iconic sound from the 20s to the present.
Perhaps we've just heard it too much. Not the engine's fault, though.

Thereby hangs a tale: I wonder if the extremely ugly VW-powered Amazonas motorcycle was still being made in Brazil at the time HD were describing their engine sound as "potato potato" in their attempt to copyright it. We all know what a Beetle engine sounds like: "spud spud spud spud ..."

Seriously,
  • any seriously-cammed American pushrod V8;
  • any flathead Ford V8 including a stocker; but also:
  • Subaru EJ
  • Porsche air-cooled six
  • Audi 5-cylinder
  • many 2-stroke diesels e.g. Detroit, Commer TS3
  • Ducati V-twin
  • classic British vertical twins e.g. Triumph T120/T140

Many people like the sound of a BMW six, but it sounds like a garden hose to me.
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You are fucking kidding, right?
It's pretty much the same formula as the classic British twin, on a smaller scale. Even so it doesn't sound like 305cc. Still, the CB450 Black Bomber sounded that little bit nicer:


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the one that got me was a hopped up fe 390 ford, and i'm not a ford man.
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How 'bout an air-cooled six cylinder?



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12 cyl. racing engine at hi rpm. Or when the V10 F1 cars were running at Indy backwards. Sitting in the the front straight at Indy during practice for the 2001 F1 race. The cars were full throttle all the way from the last turn onto the straight.



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I'll admit that I haven't read the whole thread to see if someone mentioned this one, but I'm kind of partial to it. BRM V or H 16 (they were made both ways) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZMPDCNyQxE
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Factory spec, Ford HiPo 289, with solid lifters and exiting through an Arvinode exhaust system.
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Man, that's a good call! I'm of the other camp, but the old man bought a new '65 2+2 HiPo (I was 11 at the time) and that thing had a (great) sound all it's own. I remember the duals had little turn downs right under the rear splash pan. May be the exhaust you mention, it sounded damn good!
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I don't know how to post links to youtube but if you go there lookup "Mc Claren can am and check out the 7 min ride along video with Jim Pace in an orange mechanical injected small block powered can am. the sound of the engine and the whine of the gearbox will raise the hair on your neck. true badass! CRANK UP THE VOLUME!!!
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Hamb friendly would be a solid or roller lifter cammed v8. Just the way the idle dances is like music. Non hamb friendly a hayabusa with a huge crank large very large cams a sidewinder exhaust still running efi. I've never seen so many people drop what they were doing to watch the busa my friend owned go by in the pits.
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I don't know how to post links to youtube but if you go there lookup "Mc Claren can am and check out the 7 min ride along video with Jim Pace in an orange mechanical injected small block powered can am. the sound of the engine and the whine of the gearbox will raise the hair on your neck. true badass! CRANK UP THE VOLUME!!!
Good call. Can-am cars are badass. Nothing like having an injected big block strapped to your back


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I'm a sucker for some inliners, the Ford GAA v12's sound pretty amazing, and of course the standard 'ol bellbutton SBC is hard to beat and easy to find.
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Flathead V8,,,just such a unique sound to it
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and then the Chrysler Firepower has a really nice sound to it as well
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Prat and Whitney wasp in a DC3. Living in Alaska we still use them as bush cargo planes. There's a scheduled Flight three times a week that flies over my work after leaving Wasilla airport, at about 1000 feet at full power. I have an alarm set to go watch.


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[QUOTE=Kona Cruisers;8984800]Prat and Whitney wasp in a DC3. Living in Alaska we still use them as bush cargo planes. There's a scheduled Flight three times a week that flies over my work after leaving Wasilla airport, at about 1000 feet at full power. I have an alarm set to go watch.


I was in Prescott AZ. 2 years ago when the air tankers were fighting the brush fires. They flew right over the house I was staying in. They were fully loaded and straining to get altitude. Big impressive roar. As I stated before F1 cars at Indy in 2001 at full throttle.


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A couple of them.

1 - A 1958 GP 250 Ducati desmo twin making 55 hp at 18000 rpm.

2 - A flathead model B 4 banger turning 6200 rpm.
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A 33 inch Weslake single at Bonneville. But I'm biased. I love singles! Plus the best view in the world!

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I can listen to aa/fd cars all day long so they are up there on my list. 7.0 ls7's with a cam and exhuast can sound pure evil at wot.
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A 33 inch Weslake single at Bonneville. But I'm biased. I love singles! Plus the best view in the world!

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There are a lot of great sounding engines, but this one is special to me as it's mine.

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I happened upon this:
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electromotive 645 series centripetal supercharged ( mech driven asst turbo) , 8-24 cylinders noting says power like one of them at 920 rpm (redline ) I worked on a tug boat that had 2 16-645s 3000 Hp side by side , wide open you couldn't think even with hearing protection on and you could feel it in your chest like a nitro motor , after that a old style Detroit 53-149 series they sound the same , and then a super stock cammed Pontiac , sounds like a pro stocker at idle
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a couple of cars come to mind for me. Aston Martin v12 engine, and have always loved the sound of that BMW m5 in the movie Ronin
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I think it would be the hopped up 235 with a small cam, all balanced, dual carbies and carbs flowing through lakes pipes....while cruising down the road it sounded just like an old single engine war plane-damn I miss that car!!!
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Blown & injected 'cammer on alcohol is my favourite. I would love to have heard Sneaky Pete Robinson's or any other 60's nitro 'cammer deal..
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I think it would be the hopped up 235 with a small cam, all balanced, dual carbies and carbs flowing through lakes pipes....while cruising down the road it sounded just like an old single engine war plane-damn I miss that car!!!
That sounds sweet- wanna shoot for sumpin' like that w/ my lil' Holden six

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too many to choose from but
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Them flatheads sound pretty good!.....
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I don't know how to post links to youtube but if you go there lookup "Mc Claren can am and check out the 7 min ride along video with Jim Pace in an orange mechanical injected small block powered can am. the sound of the engine and the whine of the gearbox will raise the hair on your neck. true badass! CRANK UP THE VOLUME!!!

Here ya go.

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Do your self a favour guys and get on YouTube and put in B.R.M - a sound that is truly amazing, in fact awesome. I do it every time I need laugh, the sort of laugh that musicians do after the play a great piece of music.

Street machine magazine here in Australia have put out CDs with engine sounds recorded on them and the best in my opinion is the Warwick Yellow 327 Chev powered Holden HK Monaro recorded at Lake Gairdiner here at Australia's salt lake racing - accelerating up to 180 MPH , you can hear the whole event disappearing into the distance. You may remember this car as it did attend Bonneville just last year.

Do the B.R.M. YouTube search though, you'll be glad you did! -H.R.D-

If I knew how to do the link, I would. Maybe some one can find a good clip and link it to this thread!! -H.R.D-
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One of the nastiest sounding flattys I've ever heard.


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Ear food;

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Hot rod dude wins; BRM 'H'16- We have a WINNER!!!;


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Same sound, better visuals;
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In no particular order:
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I've heard that Hydrazine was a thing to behold but never actually heard a motor running on the stuff. Tried to get some just to blow a motor up, but never could aquire any.
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Hard to beat the sound of a Harley Davidson. it's even patented .
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6-71 Blown Hemi with 8x2 carb setup...like the Purple People Eater
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I do love the sound of a whining blower...
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Can Am BBC

Reno Air race Merlin in a P-51

Top Fuel, all eras

Twin Wasp

Any old American Pushrod V-8 with high compression and a lopey cam

Harleys

V-12s, (v-10s just don't sound right to me unless they are F-1)

Porsche 917 flat 12s.

and pretty much all the others mentioned on here, lol.
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Blown & injected 'cammer on alcohol is my favourite. I would love to have heard Sneaky Pete Robinson's or any other 60's nitro 'cammer deal..
Hiya Spoggie! The injected nitro engine has no blower 'lag'. When you rap the throttle,they respond instantly,it's like a shotgun blast. And,they 'ring' (resonate) the headers!
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Gday 51 BIRD! How those 2 bumpsticks sing in good crisp winter air!
Also heard (and as already mentioned)- a C/G (chopped Escort) 289 little Ford with mechanical injection ( Enderle or Hilborn, wish I could recall) on whatever fuel/ engine mods was permissible in Gas class was also a scary- instant throttle blast.

This is a slightly wierd thread (good for google searches), but sound had a lot to do with why we love these cars- first cars I heard as a kid was a pair of 327 C/Gassers. So tough.
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I thought that car had a Pontiac in it.
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Early engine; Anything flathead V8 in a car and RRM V12 in an airplane

Late engine; small block Ford with mech. fuel injection in an GT-40 with those intricate headers. KILLER
Or Ford SOHC V8 on pops!!

But than again, all V8 sounds really good on pops.

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Had a new 63 Sting Ray, 360 HP, Fuel Injected, Duntov solid lifter cam and the most beautiful Idle I have ever heard on a stock motor.
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Umm...that BRM H-16 sounds amazing. Just so damned angry, I love it! Thank you for that.
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My kid daughter instructed me on how to link up the YouTube clips. Thank god for kids!

This clip is of the 1950's BRM V16 - my favourite all time sounding engine.

BRM also made a successful "H"16 racing engine as well.

There is plenty of BRM fodder on YouTube to enjoy, I do regularly. -H.R.D-

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This is a good sound. The Burkland streamliner at Bonniville doing 450




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This is the coolest sound.




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A blown small block with aluminum rods. something that rips
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My favorite sounding motor without a doubt is a hot 351C, especially the motor in my racecar. 377 inches, BIG roller cam, BIG tube headers and mechanical injection pumping alchy thru the motor just makes a sound you never forget.
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I really like the sound of healthy big block Chrysler still waiting to hear what a 427 SOHC sounds like
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Hopped up old Cadillac v8s sound awesome through 2 inch straight pipes. I also like any of the pre 1940s engines with more than 8 cylinders.
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Which brings to mind Joe Panak's 34 Ford with crank driven 8:71 blown V12 Cadillac on fuel. Ran around 185 at the lake as I remember. There is a car that should come out and run again
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Yeah, I like cammers also...
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Which brings to mind Joe Panak's 34 Ford with crank driven 8:71 blown V12 Cadillac on fuel. Ran around 185 at the lake as I remember. There is a car that should come out and run again
That would really be something to see and hear.
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As pitiful as that car sounds, I would have left it home. Sounds like it had bad gas or was out of time.
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6-71 Blown Hemi with 8x2 carb setup...like the Purple People Eater
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I've still got to go with a Pratt 2800, above 45" MAP with the water on, preferably with ejector stacks.

Only way it's better is if it's all 4.
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Chrysler 6cyl. 265 ci. Hemi SixPack x 1/4 mile.

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A few of my favorites in no particular order

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OT but still still sounds good and goes like hell

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sbc doesnt do it for me, very bland sounding, i like flatheads, nailheads, y blocks, and even though i hate them i think sbfs sound pretty damn good
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to me any motor that has been modified ,
from single thumpers to Honda CBX 6cyl at 12000 RPms
and from built 4 cyls to big blocks . I have to admit I like them all when they can snap the throttle and rev to the skies
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Probably not a contender for the most awesome sounding engine ever, but here is 30 seconds worth of a flathead Hercules six cylinder purring away just for comparison.

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blown nailhead........................with these mufflers
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Blown 540" BBC, 12.6-1 C/R with 14-71 Littlefield. It's in a 63 Vette, that's HAMB friendly right?????? Anyway, it sounds good.
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on youtube check out " chrysler straight 8 flathead marine startup-idle" and " scripps v-12". what do you think?
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So what did it do?
Sorry for not paying attention. It ran 130 for the mile with a top speed of 134.
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Sorry for not paying attention. It ran 130 for the mile with a top speed of 134.
That's pretty amazing. I always wondered why people seldom reveal the times they run.
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Try a blown gas BBC with Arias hemi heads https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater Engines sound better when they are run on large open flat surfaces at speed.
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flathead v8 gets my vote.
I love the sound of that engine.
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Falfa's black '55---also the best sound effects from a car movie. Love a BBC makin' power.
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American Graffiti was set in '62. No BBC until '65(unless you are talking W motor? I don't remember mention of the power plant in Falfa's car). I know when the car was in Two Lane Blacktop it actually showed a BBC when the nose was flipped, and was mentioned by the characters in the story.
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Can I get an Amen???
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Maybe because it was the hot engine back in my early days but I always liked the sound of a Chevy 283 with a Duntov cam at idle.
Gets my vote also. Used to have one in a 56 chevy, and I would let out the clutch, let off the gas and let it lope my car through the local drive-ins. Man did I get the looks. Guys would run over and try to open my hood, as soon as I parked the car. Learned after the 1st time, to lock my hood down. Another engine I loved the sound of was always the flathead with some short pipes.
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heard a 17:1 409 once
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Thought we did this before anyway how about a 2.0 pinto with a zoomy whipping up an Carl Edwards Sr at the XX speedway in cal Mo on a sunday night.
My 383 mopar with 9 inches of extension on the headers sounds pretty good also.
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Pratt and Whitney R-3800 on startup!
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September Fury Runup. Be sure and watch the whole vid.
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Is that a typo? Seventeen to one?
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I dunno if it's posted earlier but definitively - BRM! Simply insane

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What about that baddd A$$ Chevy from Two Lane Or Graffiti??
Crank up the volume and check this out.
http://jeffsallgraffitiallthetime2.b...nded-same.html
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My favorite has to be my 1570cc drag bike running full tilt. Launches around 9000 and shift at 12500rpm. That is music.


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I can tell you it ain't a 4.3 Chevy through 40 series Flowmasters.
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With all the threads on the Hamb, this may have been done before. Here's mine Most Musical are small block V8's wound up around 10K. Most entertaining sounding are the old nitro cacklers. Most impressive sounding are modern top fuel or funny car engines, and special mention goes to the raspy growling sound from the big Ford FE engines. I'm sure yall have many more favorites than these. --- Steve ---
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Boy that brings back memories! I went down to the local Sears catalog store and bought a chrome vacuum cleaner extension. It just would slide over the Briggs muffler. Man I thought that was the coolest sounding thing on the block! There were 6 of us with Minibikes. Sounded like a heard of wild lawnmowers coming down the alley.

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"Little Honker" underneath the overhang at the Holiday Inn in Joplin. WOW!!!!
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First: when I was 11 my best friends dad bought a '69 boss 302 (my dad"-who the hell would pay $2500 for a mustang with 12,000 miles on it"...) as he pulled away redlined in 3rd that sound pretty much ruined me.
The BRM is wonderful, especially for the era. Beep's Lincoln is Badass, much deeper than the Hemi, (at least to me). There's also a v16 sports car similar to Lambo that is wicked, but I can't find it(yet). Oh yeah and x3 or 4 on MrTim's Y block! Damn!
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Not hambalicious but for sheer techanical complexity and mechanical genius consider the 1955 Moto Guzzi 500cc V8. 8 cylinders, 8 carburators, 4 camchafts and bring your feeler gauge and dwell meter-8 seperate sets of points. This thing has exhaust valves the size of a pencil eraser. All this and more in a V8 of 30 cubic inches. Raced during '55, '56 and '57 there was no rumbling, bumbling throaty sound from this little lady, it's more like a bee.
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Lets start with this young mans 327ci build...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGClulA96K8

then we'll go to this guys (funny) on the shop floor 350...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj16P5UvA2Q

it gets better here is a L-88 for only 10 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDrqslFtRHU

not worthy (in HAMB country) but a 20,000rpm V8 for 20 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxJ-uMLoa-4

lets move on to a 180* header sound...
give the guy a break he shares the space with his wifes laundry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Wy6lAmBNg

more later (for now) E N J O Y !


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One you built yourself and fired up for the first time.
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Ok, we've had aircraft engines. How about a 2 cycle 200 HP Mercury Black Max outboard. Has a great sounding BARK at idle that newer 4 cycle outboards will never match. Mind you smokes like a SOB at idle too but thats a good thing............
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The first time my brother and I flipped the air cleaner lid over on my mom's Catalina : )
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I forgot about the Darracq V8, the ride-along video is just incredible ! I can't help but smile every time I watch it .
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nothin sweeter that a 288 inch small block chevy in a early70's lower class modified production car, droppin the hammer at 8000+ rpm , 50lb flywheel, 5.57 rear in a 57 chevy wagon, wheels 4 feet in the air ,grabbin second before the tree.
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nothin sweeter that a 288 inch small block chevy in a early70's lower class modified production car, droppin the hammer at 8000+ rpm , 50lb flywheel, 5.57 rear in a 57 chevy wagon, wheels 4 feet in the air ,grabbin second before the tree.

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557 cu in aluminum HEMI

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flattrack spec'd 45 cid wlr harley with 5foot straight pipes an fishtails, or any v8 with straight pipes,( my nieghbours hate me).
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