The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AHotRod, May 27, 2004.
^^^she's a beauty, alright!^^^
my 34 w/boss 9 shotgun mtr. w/thumper cam shakes the grnd when running. luv it.
You nailed it!!
Can't beat the w block!
My "weight is no option choice is what my dad had in his '61 Plymouth "sleeper" wagon...The Chrysler 413 Cross Ram
My "Off the wall" choice...The Triumph Stag 3.0 liter OHC V8
My "Most likely to actually happen." choice...The Buick/Rover aluminum block "baby nailhead"
Can I add 4 cylinders ?? Mercedes/
This is the coolest engine I had at the time. But the coolest I would like to have is an early Hemi. So I bought one and now working on putting it in something.
I have built about 20- 409 cars in my time. I did this Z11 engine in 1980. And here is a Hemi for ya!
Its boring I know. GM 350 HO with Kinsler.
Can you tell us anything about this car?? Really COOL!!!
Another boring day in Smallville........until you mash it.
It blows my dress up!
270 Offy.With carbs,not injected.Sorry,spaced the "V-8" part out.A V-8 "liberty" aircraft engine then.Not very practical,but really cool looking.
I already have the one I think of. But I have seen some FE Fords, W-Chevys and Pontiac's that I like too.
arly Hemi fan!
Early Hemi fan!
Thanks. Yes, It is my truck that I have been working on for several years. I work slowly since its my hobby, not my job. Pretty stock 348/200 4R trans. 9 inch rear on Posies parallel leaf rear setup. Vega steering. Just started tearing it down for painting a few months back when my health went south. Hoping to be healed and finish the truck this spring. More pics
in my album.
A V8 J.A.P.
Flat head V8 with Ardun heads?
For an exposed motor or pre war hot rod.
Twin turbo AMG V8 or V12 if there's room.
For a post war cruiser just to be different.
Liked this flatmotor with Ardun heads , built by Cotton Werksman I used in my '32 Roadster build........
Earlier Mercedes V8s had a cool look to them, in a bulbous Teutonic way:
M116/M117. Note cross-bolted mains.
The mighty M100: 6.3 or 6.9 (386 or 417 cu.in.)
Early 322 nailhead with period correct trimmings...
What makes an engine "cool" looking? Is it being rare? Is it wall-to-wall valve covers with centrally located spark plug holes? Is it colored block and finned aluminum valve covers and multiple 2 barrel carbs? I'm not really sure. I do know that I thought this car I saw at Pomona last October was pretty freakin' cool:
Other than that, in this order:
1. basic Flat heard Ford or Merc with finned aluminum heads and multiple 2 barrels (there's just something about the looks of a flat head that exudes "cool")
2. Just about any Hemi
3. Nailhead with finned aluminum valve covers and multiple dueces
4. SOHC 427 Ford. I mean, DAMN!!!
5. 283 - 327 SBC, w/ finned aluminum valve covers & mulitple carbs (dueces or quads)
6. everything else...
Wait a minute, I forgot about 348 - 409 Chevys. Those W shaped heads are just bitchin looking. Not sure where it goes above, but definitely in the top 6 somewhere.
Blues4U stated ^^^ , he likes a basic Flat head with finned aluminum heads and multiple 2 barrels . I do too , ran this in my 5w for about 10 years before I put the fenders back on , changed the motor and went for a '60's look.....
I am fairly partial to this one at the moment.
Yep, Blues4U nailed the list.
Wex65 I thought you were putting a blower on there. Is that still in the works?
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