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

  1. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,303

    from NKy

    Allison Aircraft , Cummins Diesel , but my must favorable Hot Rod engine is hands down FE Ford , I have owned many , torque of a Cat Diesel and run all day long without a heat up issue. Kind of a piece of history now . But first car was a 67 Fairlane , trans planted 428 SCJ , big spline top loader , 4.30 Detroit Locker . Bang a gear would give you the feeling of being hit by a freight train ! The ash tray would leave the dash and end up on the floor !

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  2. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    from Diablo Ca.

    Small journal 327, 427 chevy.rb chrysler, and the 351 cleveland. Are my faves. A 406 or 427 ford would be neat,but too pricey for my broken budget.
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  3. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,145

    Roger O'Dell

    Rodeck, arias, kb, jp1
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  4. jvpolvere1
    Joined: Aug 19, 2016
    Posts: 176


    I consider myself an equal opportunity hot rodder. Engines in my shop right now, not necessarily installed in cars. And in no particular order:
    Chevy 283/220
    Chevy 327/340
    Chevy 427/435
    Mopar 318
    Mopar 400
    Mopar 440
    Cadillac 331
    Cadillac 472
    Cadillac FH V8
    Ford FH V8
    Ford 312 Y Block
    Chevy 235
    Chevy 292
    Mopar FH 4 cyl

    I'm tired of typing. My apologies to any in my stable I may have overlooked. I'll make it up to you.

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  5. jvpolvere1
    Joined: Aug 19, 2016
    Posts: 176


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  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,894


    Oh, c'mon! Is there a particular type of woman you like? Beer? LOL
    Of course I'll play.
    The Mystery Motor shown in this cutaway. Dig the manifolds. Unobtanium. Don't even try.
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  8. You know, those small block Ford Mustangs do have a nice sound. You can pick them out in a crowd, long before you see them. :cool:
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  9. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    I have in the garage right now a Ford FE, chev 292 L-6,a 292" SBC,a 312 ford,2 350 SBCs, a flathead 6 plymouth, a straight eight Packard and a completely apart model A engine. I guess I am confused! What I would really like to have is an Offy-----
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  10. Wyld Deuce
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 102

    Wyld Deuce
    from ...

    For whatever the reason, I have always had a thing for the 427 FE w/dual quads.
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  11. greenie-reddy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 752

    from maryland

    I like the 327 in the Camaro, it has its original quadrajet and it just purrs. But I also like the 350 in the '69 Firebird. Someone long ago added a 4bbl intake and a period correct quadrajet. At idle, you think it has a better cam, and it loves to rev and drink fuel. And the 302 in the '70 Ford F-100 is a great little engine/ esp. with its newly rebuilt carb. But what do I love? That would be the 228 stovebolt 6 in the '46 GMC. It starts easily each Spring, like it ran yesterday- and we go down the road just like it was 1946, weaning it off the manual choke a little at a time. In a few minutes, it idles like a well oiled sewing machine. Yeah, that's the one I love.
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  12. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,583


    327, 283, 322.
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  13. Like someone else said. I Love them all, like blondes, red heads and Burnett s ! lol 20170411_113501.jpg

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  14. PA-IndianRider
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 372


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  15. Mopar 340-383/400-440 and any hemi. Of course the SBC and Ford FE. I like em all and just started getting into the big Cadillac's of the 70's hard to beat almost 500 lbs of torque in a stock motor that weighs not much more than a 350.
    Almost forgot the GSXR1300, a true straight line rocket.
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  16. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

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  17. old fat guy
    Joined: Apr 12, 2017
    Posts: 1

    old fat guy

    Hello Mike from Kansas I love all gasoline engines always had a soft spot for Lincoln flatheads

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  18. odell13
    Joined: Dec 31, 2016
    Posts: 4


  19. Oldsmobile 215 (just got it) Buick V6 (early), Z-11, DZ-MO engine, 377 SBC (350 crank in a 400 block)
  20. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,968


    engines.jpg I have posted this picture way to many times. But, if you want to know what engine I love. Here it is. I liked making the head to use dual plugs. I liked cutting the fins to match the side cover. I liked making the side cover. I liked making the twin distributor. I didn't much like sweeping up the chips. I liked the Century Club shirt it got me. And the El Mirage trophys. The OHV engine I liked. But not as much. Still a Muroc record will stand for a really long time. I really liked showing people a Plymouth banger. Most have only seen a Ford. And i like that it's not some engine i saw in a book. It was mine.
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  21. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,710

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Ford FE 427 Tunnel Port..
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  22. My 327 small journal was nice in my '57 with a T-10. The injected 401 nailhead in my A/SR was the highest torque motor I have ever had. The 392 hemi's in my '51 have been amazingly smooth and powerful. The four bangers in my cabriolet, back in the sixties and now again are the most fun. They all have their own character, some good, some not so much.
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  23. i like anything on nitro. i don't care if its a cox airplane engine or the latest top fuel hemi. i do have a favorite and it is the hemi. its has enjoyed three generations spread over 50 years and still going strong with last nights unveiling of the demon. 845hp this time 9.45 off the showroom floor. its a good time to be a mopar fan. the hemi won the first horse power war and its winning the second.
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  24. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,005

    from Dublin, OH

    I know this is OT, but I really like the 15 HP Kohler in my old JD lawn tractor.
    It's easy to remember the firing order 1-1-1-1-1-............!
    It always starts right up, it does far more than it should, it sips fuel compared to my hot rods!
    A full spring service all filters, oil, and spark plug for around $25 "such a deal"
    What's not to like?
  25. 370readysmall.JPG I still like my Pontiac V/8s. But if I have any trouble outta my latest Pontiac motor, I have all the parts to put together a killer 301 'cept heads
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  26. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,711


    The Ford Y blocks, and Studebaker V8's.
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  27. lucky13
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 109


    Early hemi
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  28. wryhawk
    Joined: Nov 21, 2016
    Posts: 9


    Studebaker V8
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  29. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,896

    from DFW USA

    '57-58 392 Chrysler
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  30. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,932

    Deuced Up!

    Still digging on this


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