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Sweet sounds of stock?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by borderboy1971, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. borderboy1971
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 744

    from Canada

    So what do you guys thinks has to be the best sounding STOCK engine? Exhaust being allowed as a change, but internal engine mods not allowed. And lets keep it out of the muscle car era, so pre 63. For me, it's a tough one, as I love the sound (if it even makes one) of a quiet smooth flathead Ford. But also love the sound of a stock Chrysler 392 (almost sounds mean in stock form). What your opinions?
  2. Topper
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 90


    A flat motor would be my first choice. Second would be a early small block chevy with a Duntov 30-30 cam.
  3. Ford flathead or Ford Y-block. Definitely the most distinctive-sounding stock engines, if you ask me.
  4. '69 Z/28, 302 with the #140 cam and chambered exhaust. Or a '66 AC Cobra with the 427 and the factory sidepipes

  5. Y block Ford say '57 312 Thunderbird, huffed.
  6. Cool Thread. I love the sounds of the W-motors. A solid lifter cam 348, or the exhaust tone of any 409!!
  7. shortbusted
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 35

    from texas

    Ford Y-block for me. I've got a muffled 292 in my Fairlane. I've been kicking around the idea of some exhaust work, but the sound is pretty nice as-is.
  8. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    1957 283 feulie.......ahhhh.....ya gotta love ithe sound of that little short stroked monster...:D
  9. larry k
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 353

    larry k

    I like a 235 chevy 6 with a split manifold , "yea" you know the sound {sweet}
  10. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    It's gotta be the Toyota 22r? Ha! Ohhh I'm kidding.. I like a Nailhead!
  11. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,292


    A nailhead Buick is hard to beat in stock form
  12. Arominus
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Posts: 394


    My 392 was neat if smooth and quiet, the motor idled so smooth i could balance a nickle on the aircleaner while it was running. That said, i've heard a lot of really good RB motors, the 413 in my moms 65 new yorker sounded pretty good with duals on it. It was the same motor as the 63 chryslers (340hp).
  13. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,122


    For me it's my stock 57 283CI/283 HP fuel injected 283-sometimes just start it up and let it run to listen to it-music to an old guy's ears-has the 097 solid cam and the fuely whistle sound at idle (idles at 850 RPM)--brings back memories from late 50's early 60's when everyone was putting this cam in 265's and 283's
  14. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,113

    from Burton, MI

    Oh man. Early V12 Ferrari.....Music.
  15. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    With all stock exhaust, since you can make anything sound different with exhaust tuning,
    '66-'67 Olds 442
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  16. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Big block Chryslers for me! I just love the way they sound wide open!!
  17. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
    Posts: 581

    from 71291

    With just the exhaust being the only change what so ever from stock
    Any inline!
  18. TurboT
    Joined: Jun 5, 2011
    Posts: 29

    from China

  19. 1959 Austin Healy 3000, could hear it about 4 blocks away, the paper boy drove it on weekends.....back in 63-65
  20. RocketSled
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 137


    Well, for the WORST sounding, I'd say any uncorked about needing a muffler!
  21. norm ricardo
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 130

    norm ricardo

  22. Ya know Doc you are right on this one here. They were a real nice sounding car from the factroy. nothing needed to make them sweet.

    So I'll ad this one to my stock blown '57 312 Thunderbird.
  23. 52Poncho
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 256


    Olds J2 w/ open headers :cool:
  24. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,273


    I would agree, but for American V8 iron nothing sounds like a 312 with very short pipes.

  25. big block wedge chrysler hands down out the door the best
  26. 65-66 riviera with the dual quad 425 and factory 4 speed
  27. jamn47
    Joined: Jan 3, 2011
    Posts: 135


    1963 220 Cummins with split manifold. Probably the coolest sound you'll here. My Dad had one in his Cabover Emeryville.
  28. Duration
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 543

    from Wayne, MI

    421 super duty pontiac with dual quads and open headers at detroit dragway back in the day!
  29. 331 Cadillac. Hmmmm Cadillac...
  30. flat head ford with smitty's
    love the sound of a 216 in a truck loaded but that includes the sound of the tranny wine
    the sound of a steam engine taking off from a stop
    and of course any small block revving

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