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Hot Rods Most beautiful hot rod/custom engine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
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    Boden

    What is the most beautiful looking engine for a hot rod/custom. I would have to go with a nailhead or a flathead. What do you guys like. PICTURES PLEASE.


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  2. Gotta go with the Ardun OHV conversion. HRP

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  3. Speed Gems
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    They are the lowest H.P. per dollar but if you want pure bling i'd say flathead.
     
  4. I like them all! But a Hemi looks pretty cool to me. 20171014_112152.jpg
     
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  5. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
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    Boden

    Damn! I didn’t even think about that. I like how they look in a hot rod. Don’t think they would look nice in a custom tho.


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  6. Boden
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    Boden

    they are cool. I would like a old one tho. 6 deuces of something nice. All nostalgic.


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  7. atch
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    I'm away from my computer so can't get to my pix, but the nailhead in Tony Nancy's 22JR would have to be right up there on the list.

    Of course you'd have to hook up a radiator in a hot rod.
     
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  8. Speed Gems
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    Like i said there's 1,000 different ways too dress up a flathead.
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  9. Moriarity
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    I think my 49 331 Caddy that’s in my 40 is beautiful

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  10. AngleDrive
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    I'll second that
     
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  11. 41rodderz
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    I think Mr. Moriarty's engine is pure sweet candy :cool: but needs to be shown off say in a '27 T or '28/'34 with no hood or hood sides.:) It is like hiding Marilyn Monroe in a house and not showing her off out at dinner/grocery store.:D
     
  12. goldmountain
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    My vote for the most beautiful engine goes the the Model A coupe called "Pipe Dreams" owned by Ted - can't remember the last name. Don't remember what the engine was either, but with those headers, it was a mindblower. Don't have a picture either.

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  13. MeanGene427
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    Top this lol...

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  14. For a hot rod, the 2 motors I have always thought were the absolute is the small block chevy that was in McMullen 32 when it was on the cover of Hot Rod in 63
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    and the blown Olds in the famous "Little Deuce Coupe" - at one point I think the blower had 6x2's as well instead of the tri power.
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    As far as a custom I'm partial to a clean dressed small block chevy with lots of carbs like what we dropped into Taboo

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  15. Desoto291Hemi
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    Mark,
    That Caddy engine is beautiful,,,,man,,,did you do that yourself?
    What a great job!
    Awesome looking combo as well,,,,color also.
    Now that is what I would call,,,a Custom engine!

    Tommy
     
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  16. My choice would be a Buick nailhead:

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  17. Moriarity
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    thanks, and yes I did it myself. the color is candy pagan gold over a gold metalflake base
     
  18. Boden
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    Cool. But not eye candy


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  19. Desoto291Hemi
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    Mark,
    Not only are you an astute collector,,,,,but very talented in your own right.
    I never would have guessed that was under the hood of your avatar.

    Man,,,it makes me want a Caddy engine too!

    Now I want a Caddy,,,,a Nailhead,,,an a Y block.
    I just rediscovered the old Y blocks not long ago.
    Then I remembered them being in a lot of my dads old equipment.

    I think the old doctors had a term called,,,(the nostalgia).
    It stated it was,,,( a vehement desire to go home ).

    Man ,,the HAMB is causing me some serious addiction!

    Tommy
     
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  20. My thoughts too for the past 29 years....Ted Cooper is the name your trying to remember...
     
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  21. Mr48chev
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    For just flat assed pretty no matter what it is hot rod wise you have to reach out a long ways to top the flathead in Russ Frend's Takeout T with the block smoothed to look like it's porcelain rather than cast iron.
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    Still my favorite looking engine along with favorite sounding is a well done Y block.
     
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  23. Craig Owens
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    Here's a pretty one..."Sylvester" a 32 roadster, got best engine in the AMBR at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2012. 401 B Grand National Roadster Show 2012 132.JPG 2-8-2012 004.JPG uick
     
  24. Bandit Billy
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    I'm fond of the flathead in mine
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  25. j hansen
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    From Sweden. Skärmavbild 2019-10-19 kl. 20.05.35.png Skärmavbild 2019-10-19 kl. 20.07.24.png
     
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  26. DDDenny
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    I was never really into the Caddy engines..........that was until the first time I layed eyes on the deuce 5W of Jim Busby, that thing is like a piece of fine jewelery!
    Dammit, this tablet won't transfer photos anymore, could someone please do me a favor and post it.
     
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  27. Speed Gems
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  28. DDDenny
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    from oregon

  29. The BlueFlame Chevrolet
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  30. wvenfield
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    Mine. Because it's mine.
     
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