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What's your Favorite Vintage Hot Rod engine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seesko, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    My favorite motor up to date is the 322 Nailhead. Had one in a 56 Buick and man that boat would pull! I want another one very badly.
     
  2. Boeing Bomber
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    The CAMMER... mostly because of its Nascar history, (or lack of...) followed by Mickey Thompsons Pontiac tempest blown and injected slant 2. DAMN what a brain
     
  3. 34 Plymouth Hemi
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    I agree!!!!

    2nd Choice would be a 426 Wedge followed closely by a worked Flathead!!
     
  4. Rocket-Boy
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    me X2 plus alot of speed equiptment
     
  5. teddyp
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    sbc,y-block,nailhead,pontiac 389 and up,caddy 390 or flathead,old olds motors
     
  6. MrFalcon62
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    falcon straight 6..officially dubbed the "thriftpower 6"
     

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  7. tjet
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Those engines are all very nice, but.....




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  8. I've always been an sbc guy but I've grown to appreciate the other greats. Flat head fords, Early Hemi's, YBlocks, Big block fords.
     
  9. tommy
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    This one because nobody knows what it is. Lots of guesses but I usually have to tell them.
     
  10. big bad john
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    ............. Ford.V-8 flathead......all deck out....
     
  11. What is it?:p
     
  12. fab32
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    Right on. Ivo's bucket nailhead has got to be the simplest looking, most purposeful hotrod engine ever put between frame rails.

    Frank
     
  13. If I was placing engines by category it would be:
    -the nailhead as a vintage/traditional hot rod engine that I can afford and has a unique look
    and makes good power.
    -Ford Cammer if money was no object.
    -Full dress Cobra 289 just for looks.
     
  14. kaboom
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    My favorite is the nailhead followed closely by the w-motors.

    But I do like the gmc v-12.:D:eek:
     

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  15. Dreddybear
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    Studebaker. Cool engines and caddy intakes can be made to fit...
     
  16. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Bongo!.....cough cough....I mean Bingo!:D
     
  17. yuknat1800
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    Cadillac 346 flathead, liberty V-12, Detroit 4-71, Volvo b234 or b23 16 valve. These all would make for a good time.
     
  18. uglydog56
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    409 in a hot rod. But I keep thinking more and more about building a 429/460....
     
  19. 4 speed, dual quad, posi-traction 409
     
  20. KomptonKid
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
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    Olds Rocket - '57-'58 371 with J-2.
     
  21. Deuces
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    I like all kinds of American V-8's.... Here's a couple...
     

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  22. jonnyonedrip
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    i think the old pontiac straight flat head eight is cool looking
     
  23. pro85fiero
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    Sorry, but the Pontiac in me still says Flathead Ford! It may not be the fastest but its definitely the COOLEST :cool:.
     
  24. Jeff Norwell
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    The ultimate.... from early hot rodding crossing over to drag racing....any early hemi...

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  25. Marmon Sixteen. WAY ahead of it's time, and for me that's what makes it cool.

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  26. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Tasty Jeff. I moved my 331 over to the other side of the shop and I was just in awe of it once again. Inside my house I have an old Polished Edelbrock 6x2 with 94's and linkage all ready to go. It taunts me on a daily basis saying things like "oh just run me pussy!" or "yeah you better let your wife handle me instead because you are far to scared".
     
  27. 117harv
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    Flathead, y block, hemi and nailhead in that order.
     
  28. fairlaniac
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
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    from Denver, PA

    Ford FE, 427 with 2x4 Tunnel Wedge.
     
  29. dieselc
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    from ohio

    Gotta go with the 303-394 olds rocket engines. Strong from the factory and even stronger hopped up.
     

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