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What is the COOLEST Looking V8 you would have in your HotRod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AHotRod, May 27, 2004.

  1. old dirt tracker
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    i doubt if the reason a tradional rodder chose a engine was the cool factor, never been mine, more about performance, price, and so on,
     
  2. Mercmad
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    Kev ,you probably took that pic around the same time i did.the engine went into Billy Wards C cab..which he sold ,Billy went on to build his Bonneville Roadster after that.:)
     
  3. Ricola
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    I like the 348-409 also. But This V8 is cool too. It's a Porsche V8. It's in my 914 mid engine. The title didn't say Merican V8....

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  4. alaskanroadzombies
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    defiantely the 348 im putting in my 32
     
  5. 3x2rocket
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    Our friend in New Zealand will appreciate my rocket. Its the original 55' block with a 4" bore, 57' pistons, #10 heads, Isky cam, Offy intake and my Uncle Gene's Rochesters from his Olds J2 powered 50' Merc he drove as a kid.
    Thanks to all Hambers! This forum is where I got the build recipe and I'm quite pleased with the results!

    Is it too red?
     

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  6. buick320a
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    Here's my Rocket,
     

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  7. Stone
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    This is one of the greatest threads
     
  8. tylerb
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    I actually finally got the motor I have always pictured in between the fenders of my Galaxie.....a 406 tri power
     
  9. 427 SOHC,
    Ardun Flattie with ScOT Blower (Or Potvin crank driven?)
    392 Hemi, and
    Big Nailhead.

    Only two of those I will ever be able to afford though.........
     
  10. Mullda
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    This thread is truly cool! Too bad you can't put them all in.........
     
  11. paco
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    In a ford......

    DOHC
    SOHC
    Shotgun 429
    Full tilt blower flattie

    Others....

    Hemi
    Nailhead
    Flat caddy


    Paco
     
  12. Moonglow2
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    For a T-bucket you cant beat the look of a 364 Nailhead with Hilborn injector stacks and chrome pipes like Tommy Ivo's.
     
  13. Mopar34
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    Definitely a flattie. Maybe one of those new all aluminum ones. Second choice, a 371 Olds with a J2 setup. Got one of those, all I would need to do is move it from the Olds to the rod.
     
  14. GrantH
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    something with Direct Exhaust Injection for sure!
     
  15. 32v
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    here's a peak at mine
     

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  16. storm king
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    There's a guy in Tulsa with a Jag XKE motor in a '40 Ford Coupe Very cool looking motor. Saw a neat '32 highboy at Pomona a couple of years back with a V-12 Jag in it. Also very cool. Alfa DOHC bangers for a lakester would be nice too.
    For me, hemi is all there is; not different, really, just awsome.
     
  17. jonny o
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    That's gorgeous!

    I got rained out of Dragway 42 this weekend, so racing is on my mind..

    Howabout Sonny's 762 Symetrical Ported 92-octane killer!
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  18. plym_46
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    How about a Liberty Aircraft engine???

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  19. CADILLAC AL
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    While I run a Caddy 500 (& love it!) I will have to bow to Cadillac Kid for putting together a beautiful & traditional Cad 390. A winner by any standards.;)
    This has been a great thread. Lots of diversity & imagination.:D
    Cadillac Al:cool:
     
  20. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    I think the caddy eldorado 365 with stock dual quads. I do love my hemi's and flatheads though. cant beat that kind of COOL.
    NO SBC
     
  21. oilslinger53
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    426 hemi with those long crossram intake manifolds that put the carbs all the way out past the valvecovers
     
  22. GassersGarage
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    Either a 401 or 425 Buick nailhead dressed with finned valley and valve covers, topped with fuel injection.......
     
  23. Mercmad
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    Not the prettiest engines in the world but serious torquers..
    :cool: mercedes Benz M-100.
    6.3 liter.
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    Twin turbo 5.0 liter 800PS
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    i've heaps more pics of the one the greatest engines built....but i won't bore you with them...:D:D
     
  24. Von Hartmann
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    This nailhead
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    or this Lincoln
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    or this hemi
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  25. I kind of like this double blown W motor(without all of the shiney stuff)

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  26. Ricola
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    Here's my 348 in progress for my 29 project. I like mine stacked!:p
     

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  27. rodbldr33
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    For me it's the 409. Got one in my 34 Ford P/U with 4-94 Holleys. When people see it they stop in their tracks. Sure is hard on a set of rear tires.
     
  28. PurplePearl50
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    from Sedalia,Mo

    331 red ram or the 245 hemi little tiny thing on 3.8 liters in a v8 but it looks so bad ass i want one of em so bad...there is a 331 sitting in my yard now but its a good friends :(
     
  29. I'm working on a couple of 348's but I picked up a 1930 Oakland Flathead V8 recently that I think will make a cool engine. Very similar to the Cadillac flatty with the exhaust coming out of the top of the block. Ok actually it exited out of the top then was directed back into a single port through the block and out one side. But, I like outta the top the best. I think with a little ingenuity (or is that engine-uity) such as multy carbs, etc. it could make a really unique mill.
     

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  30. 1320stang
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