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Old 04-30-2010, 11:56 PM
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My favorite V8 engine of all time...

This engine is my favorite because even the stock engine IMO was the best sounding ever.., the Ford 292.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:27 AM
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Just for the look of it I love the Chevy 409 W engines.

Alot can be said for the looks of the Ford Boss 429 and SOHC 427 also.

How it sounds is meaningless to me, you can make anything sound the same as any other just by messing with changing cams and such.

An ARDUN headed Ford Flathead has some neat looks too.

The Chrysler Hemi is always a classic look.

The 292 Y-Block certainly ain't much in the looks (or power) department.
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i would have to say the 427BBC, for no techincal reason at all, it has sentimental value to me. growing up my nieghbor had two 67' camaro's (jet black) on backhalfed with a 427 running high 10's and one a street car with a 327 that ran mid 12's. i can remember he let me start up and rev the race car when i was about 10, i thought this was the greatest thing since sliced bread. everytime i used to see him working on his cars i used to come over, and he never got annoyed by some kid comming over and asking him questions (good guy). he even took me for a ride in them from time to time, and then when i was old enough he let me drive and race the 327SBC car from time to time, this was the car he let me take to my prom (what did i tell you, good guy). these were my first experiances with fast/race cars, i have him to thank for my love of chevy's, V8's and drag racing.
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Even though I love the 327 Chevy I would have to say the good old Nailhead Buick is my favorite. Dual quad's, 6x2's or Hilborns with tall stacks.....oh yea!!
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Favorite engine?

Allthough I am a Chevy guy, I would have to go with the SB 340 mopar. With minor mods these ran so hard, they would put the hurt on most big block cars. 340 engine was a better engineering design than the SBC, better block design, better rods, more stable shaft rocker shaft design. As far as an engine for durability and longevity It would have to be the mopar 225 slant six, not a powerhouse but they just keep running!
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Hemi. 1st gen, 2nd gen, or 3rd gen. Nuff Said!
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my favorite V-8??

I'd have to say my fav would be whichever V-8 is connected to the throttle I'm trompin' on!!! Okay, call me easy to please, but....
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anything that is:
A - American Made
B - Runs

I don't know much about anything...partial to Chevy's, have a fascination with the big blocks...There's probably a good many people who haven't had the opportunity to experience some of the rarer, old-school hotrod motors of yesteryears
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I can appreciate any good sounding engine, But i do love the sound of the Boss 302 & 351 engines. And i like the Hemi Mopar has some good sounding engines straight from the factory IMHO. But i really do appreciate all of them. American that is. Hope i didn't offend anyone that likes the other breeds.


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fav. v8

i liked the 292 amd 312 yblocks,56and 57 they wher fast my 312 would hang with my buds 348any day,327 was another story. yblokes wher tough used in fork lifts logging yarders,lumber carriers with very litle competition , until late 60s.admitedly harder to get the yblocks to perform, and more costly. cliff
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A natural continuation of the LS Family, the LS7 uses a 7.0-liter aluminum
dry-sump block, CNC-ported cylinder heads, and titanium rods and valves to
pump out 505 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Talk about efficient, the LS7 helps
the 2006 ZO6 get over 28 mpg while still being the fastest Corvette ever
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I'm quite a fan of the BBC, and I also have an odd fascination with Buick 455.
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Well it's gotta be a ford LOL. Actually I agree with american made don't care which of the big three made it.

Solid lifter 427 straight out of the box in a Shelby AC Cobra............................Had to sit next to one in traffic a few weeks ago. Boy it was a bummer sitting there listening to that thing hit and smelling all that raw race gas he had in it!!!!!!!

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