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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. Camel
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    Camel
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    from oroville

    #1 Flathead
    #2 354/392 HEMI
    #3 327
    #4 235 Chevy
    I am looking at four 215 aluminum olds/buick motors I'm thinking of doing something with.
     
  2. F-85
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
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    Gotta go with the Rocket!!! BB Olds 425!
     
  3. Pontiac 389....
     
  4. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    Mnhotrodbuilder
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    desoto hemi and flathead
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  5. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    A fed powered by 4 Buicks???
     
  6. Molina
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    Now we're talkin !
     
  7. Plung
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    This is the one for me. Absolutely bada$$! That is one hot 392 farmer12!
     
  8. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    1 392 hemi
    2 409 chev
    3 427 ford
    4 421 pontiac
     
  9. moparjack44
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    392 Hemi
    Ford V8 Flathead
    Buick Nailhead
    Olds Rocket

    Not necessarily in that order?
     
  10. Hot Rod Elvis
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    If a flathead is too expensive to operate or just simply unavailable....then I'd take the next best thing, a Y-Block!

    And even though I'm a Ford guy, if those two are unavailable, then I guess I'd take a Nailhead. I've seen some nice Model A's with those in em'.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  11. Cerberus
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    My Dad's '61 Chrysler 300F 413 with 405 hp and two 4 bbls. It chirp-ed the tires on that 4200lb big finned beast at 60 mph+ going into passing gear!
    I still like the pre '64 Chevy engines in this order: 409, 348, 327, 283
     
  12. moparjack44
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    I like the Y block Ford, just not very dependable back in the day, and hard to get a lot of HP.

    Jack
     
  13. 69Chevelle454
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    Hemi with a Hemi and a Hemi with a 413 Max Wedge in the back.
     
  14. powhatan42
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    392 Hemi 1957-1958 Chrysler!!!
     
  15. Dirtbos
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    from Acton, CA

    I'm old enough to remember when this "DeSoto" engine was an option. There is no other engine than the early Hemi. The rest are just boat anchors. :)

    The 426 was a great engine also, but it is just too "modern".
     
  16. ZERO interest in a SBC here! If I built a Chevy it would be a W block engine....

    Ford- SOHC 427

    MoPar- 392 style Hemi. I've got a 426 based Hemi but I think the 92s look better.
     
  17. banjo
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    ford flathead, didnt know others existed
     
  18. Chuck Most
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    from Saskatoon

    Anything inline- bonus points if it's got a centrifugal huffer or side draft carbs.
    Close second- any of the first-generation, postwar V8s, though I have to say the Ford Y-Blocks and Buick Nailheads are my two favorites out of that group.
     
  19. rcoffey
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    :cool::D ford sohc 427
     
  20. I'm kinda partial to this one........
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  21. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

  22. zeuglodon
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
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    truth
     
  23. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Show him^^^^ guys!!!...:D:D:D
     
  24. chryco
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    from Winnipeg

    O.K. Here`s mine ...................

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  25. chryco
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    chryco
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    from Winnipeg

    Here`s one this guy uses with some success ...................

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