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

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  1. seatex
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    ^^^she's a beauty, alright!^^^
     
  2. boo
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    my 34 w/boss 9 shotgun mtr. w/thumper cam shakes the grnd when running. luv it.
     
  3. countrytravler
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  5. JimSibley
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    Can't beat the w block! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1431139313.568085.jpg
     
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  6. Zandoz
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    My "weight is no option choice is what my dad had in his '61 Plymouth "sleeper" wagon...The Chrysler 413 Cross Ram
    413 cross ram.jpg

    My "Off the wall" choice...The Triumph Stag 3.0 liter OHC V8
    triumph-stag-OHC-V8.jpg

    My "Most likely to actually happen." choice...The Buick/Rover aluminum block "baby nailhead"
    ace  Buick 215 V8.JPG
     
  7. 32Stoker
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    Pontiac 389
     
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  8. CA. 280
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    Can I add 4 cylinders ?? Mercedes/ pagani_zonda_f_engine_650hp.jpg AMG V12
     
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  9. GeezersP15
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  11. 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.

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  12. countrytravler
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    I have built about 20- 409 cars in my time. I did this Z11 engine in 1980. And here is a Hemi for ya!
    sucp_0707_03_z+1963_z11_impala+engine.jpg FB_IMG_1450989712366.jpg
     
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  13. fadt
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    Its boring I know. GM 350 HO with Kinsler.

    yella build up (64) (2015_11_13 11_07_31 UTC).JPG
     
  14. countrytravler
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    Can you tell us anything about this car?? Really COOL!!!
     
  15. DDDenny
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    Another boring day in Smallville........until you mash it.
    427 Rodeck.
    It blows my dress up!


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  16. steinauge
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    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.
     
  17. alphabet soup
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    I already have the one I think of. But I have seen some FE Fords, W-Chevys and Pontiac's that I like too. 412-vi.jpg
     
  18. ago
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    E IMG_0676.JPG arly Hemi fan!

    Early Hemi fan!
     
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  19. 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 April 20 2015 (4).JPG in my album.
     
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  20. Bent Wrench
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    A V8 J.A.P.

    or

    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.
     
  21. 32 Barn Car
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    Liked this flatmotor with Ardun heads , built by Cotton Werksman I used in my '32 Roadster build........

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  22. Ned Ludd
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    Earlier Mercedes V8s had a cool look to them, in a bulbous Teutonic way:
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    M116/M117. Note cross-bolted mains.
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    The mighty M100: 6.3 or 6.9 (386 or 417 cu.in.)
     
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  23. wex65
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    Early 322 nailhead with period correct trimmings...
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  24. Blues4U
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    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:

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    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...
     
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  25. Blues4U
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    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.
     
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  26. 32 Barn Car
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    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.....

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  27. Deuced Up!
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    I am fairly partial to this one at the moment.

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  28. Yep, Blues4U nailed the list.
     
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  29. J. A. Miller
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