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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by El Caballo, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Is there an engine out there that you enjoy the horsepower, looks, sound, or just working on it? My favorite is the Ford FE 390, it has been a while since I owned one, but I can still hear that engine speak to me with it's different timing order and the cam I had in it just sent me over the moon. fe390.jpg
    My next car will have one. (even if it isn't HAMB friendly year)
     
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  2. 34toddster
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    I agree, building a 63 300 right now got a ways to go though.
     
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  3. DDDenny
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    Why of coarse, the sbc, but especially my 327/350 hp.
    Then again, I'm kind of attached to this 427 also.
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  4. flatheadpete
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  5. olscrounger
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    Love small journal 327's-also 57 FI and dual 4 283's
     
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  7. tb33anda3rd
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    283............for me.
    i heard once, if you want to go out cruising you take a ford motor...........if you want to make it back home you take a chevy.........:D;)
     
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  8. BigDogSS
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    It's got to end in a "27" --> 327 and 427 Chevrolets!! I should also add the 396, since it will probably be my next build ;-)

    I do think the Ford FE is bitchin' looking, especially with the factory cast iron headers.
     
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  9. Gman0046
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    327's, 409's and Nailheads are my favorites.

    Gary
     
  10. dan c
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    FLATHEADS FOREVER!
     
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  11. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    I've always had a soft spot for 283s since I had one in my 57 Bel Air in high school, but I sure do love me some B/RB Mopar.
     
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  12. MO_JUNK
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    I'm primarily a Chevy guy but I love the looks of a detailed 351 Cleveland.
     
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  13. Blue One
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  14. 34Larry
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    Look very close and then take your best guess, (that's a dual quad, isky camed,elcectronic ign. '55 331), but they are the coolest thing known to internal combustion.
     
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  16. henryj1951
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    I'm a CHEVY kinda guy----so
    1. big block chevy's
    2. small block chevys
    3 HEMI's
    4 then actually the extreme (good ol home boy) affordable built RACE (any)
    5. Ya know a long time ago that old 292 ford V8 made some real nice BACK OFF sounds rolling down hill...lol it was them TWICE pipes kak ling
     
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  19. squirrel
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    my first....

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    and my latest...

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    I think it's the valve covers. Such a simple, clean design, with perfect proportions.
     
  20. Really happy with my 54 Buick, 322 (avatar):
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  21. John Eberly
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    OT, but Buick 400/430/455 big blocks are beasts that weigh about 50 pounds more than a sbc.

    I spent enough years tuning one to really appreciate strengths. So much potential for an iron lump meant to push around land barges.

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  22. Jeff Norwell
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    I have 2 favs.and the rest....don't interest me. hahaha
    Early Hemis and FE's.....

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  23. 270dodge
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    383 Mopar will and has outrun many BBchebs for the money. I had my (friend Baby Huyay there to collect.
     
  24. saltflats
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    What else can I say.
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  25. Looks-wise, it's hard to beat any Flathead, Y-Block, or FE dressed up nicely.
    Sound-wise, a 283 or 327 cammed up with a chunky idle or rowing through the gears
    Overall reliability/driveability, 350 chevy or the 302 ford. Set it and forget it.
     
  26. gimpyshotrods
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    OT, but Porsche 917/30.

    5.4-litre 12 cylinder, twin-turbocharged with 40psi of boost, checking in at 1,580hp.
     
  27. henryj1951
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    True just GLAD it aint ALL of em...lol
     
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  28. Early hemis and Mysterion's 2 FEs.

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  29. Fortunateson
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    SOHC, early (true) Hemis, and of course the flathead and Y-block Ford and Chryslers.
     
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  30. SlamIam
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    I grew up street racing a high-revving 289 Ford / T-10 4-speed and just love the looks and sound. Don't have one now because it would not be relevant to any of my project vehicles, but a kid down the street has one I get to hear every morning. I do have special feelings for my 59a flathead, 392 Chrysler Hemi, and a couple of 355 Chevys. I once had a 2-year fling with a 400 Pontiac I enjoyed a lot. I am not a brand loyalist.
     
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