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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seesko, Oct 31, 2010.
My fave is a 427ci big block Chevy, especially the all aluminum ZL1 that came out in '69. And who can forget the 496ci all aluminum Canam motors of the late '60s and early 70s? Maybe not quite traditional but they are 40 years old.
...........Ford flathead,,,,,,,all deck out.....
An English Hemi..............
My favorite is one I will never be able to afford. But that is what dreams are made of.
Love my 327! When I first installed it in a 62 Lark, I swore (after a test run) if I ever sold the Lark I would keep the engine. Car is gone, still have the 327! Going next into my '29 Chevy.
I'd choose an early OHV Cad for an engine in my own driver, but I always thought the injected nailhead in Ivo's T was the best looking hot rod engine I ever saw:
Early Hemi - from asthetics to engineering and performance capability it is the clear winner.
My choice would be the the late 50's verison of OHD Caddie V8.
Mine would be between a 302 GMC, Nailhead, or an old Plymouth flathead 6. I can't decide. Currently they are my favorite.
That is exactly what I was going to say
1950's HEMI. Chrsyler, Dodge or Desoto.
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Would have to be the fe fords for me.
what is this hemi??
Maybe a 394 olds with a 6-71 and scott slot and a vertex mag. Oh, and in a short FED. On juice of course.
We love our Buick 401 Nailhead - big cam, dual Carter Competition four barrels, plug-and-play MSD, Sanderson headers, and a Muncie for that incredible monster torque 70mph to ?????? ride!!
Or this hemi ford.
Flathead or Hemi.....or 265/283/301 Chevy.
Hands down, my favorite is the first V8 Hemi the Ford/Ardun. Just seems right, looks very healthy, got to be a runner, and always gets LOTS of attention. Iceman
I'm a big fan of the early Chrysler Hemi too.
Any of them that look great, sound wonderful and get you there with a smile on your face, work for me. Mind you, this banger is the engine of choice for my latest project.
Chrysler Hemi ! The Ultimate !
My favorite was always the forties ford flatheads.
Grrrr...this is hard...Flat Heads ...love them...inline 6's...stroked V8's .....ummmm, how about 850 Moto Guzzi Eldorado??
322 or 346 Caddie flathead for me!
I would say a 426 max wedge with a cross ram. Second would be a hemi.
Although I love V8's... I've been itchin for a built Chevy 292 or GMC 302...
There are two ways the question can be interpreted 1) what is your favorite engine to install in a vintage hot rod? and 2) what is your favorite vintage engine? I took it as #1, my answers would change considerably if I had interpreted it as #2.
That's the cool thing about hot rodding, we each have a different opinion, and no one's wrong.
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