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12-21-2012 04:25 PM
blight that is the burble of the konig
12-21-2012 01:11 PM
vinniekq2

starting about 1 minute,does this ferrari engine sound correct?
12-21-2012 01:30 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post
lots of good info in this sites, thanks for posting them
no prob pm me sometime. you appear to know some things all on your own their guy.
12-21-2012 01:29 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
Ok so the 4.6 mod motor is tuff as nails uh. Mine blew to **** bone stock at 65k miles. Real tuff engine. The engines you see on tv in outlaw cars are forged internal engines. Stock stuff is cheap as can be and not fall apart the first weeks you own the car. Yeah you can push a little boost on them and make some power. But they are not that strong. They make 300 from the factory and at 500 they scatter. Like clock work they pop every time. Sorry go buy one and find out. Also i dont think the laws of physics support your idea of a mod motor that turn 10k all day long. Since the valves to pistons size is not going to allow that much air thru the engine.

Dealer having issue blowing mod motors with graphite powder and letting them idle for ten minutes. Easily the worst decision in green energy future. Crushing good cars and not letting the only industry in the us that actually repurpose reuse and recycle every damn thing get it hands on all the parts to keep another few thousand cars running for years. It was a sad day in the hot rod world all around. Sep for the ford explorers they blew up. That was needed.
to be frank- or steve, or bob... you obviously don't know jack about motors- so it wouldn't surprise me if you didn't know how to take care of your motor pal. annnnnd i'm done following this. kinda pointless. just didn't want the world to be missinformed by you.
12-20-2012 03:20 PM
hcompton Ok so the 4.6 mod motor is tuff as nails uh. Mine blew to **** bone stock at 65k miles. Real tuff engine. The engines you see on tv in outlaw cars are forged internal engines. Stock stuff is cheap as can be and not fall apart the first weeks you own the car. Yeah you can push a little boost on them and make some power. But they are not that strong. They make 300 from the factory and at 500 they scatter. Like clock work they pop every time. Sorry go buy one and find out. Also i dont think the laws of physics support your idea of a mod motor that turn 10k all day long. Since the valves to pistons size is not going to allow that much air thru the engine.

Dealer having issue blowing mod motors with graphite powder and letting them idle for ten minutes. Easily the worst decision in green energy future. Crushing good cars and not letting the only industry in the us that actually repurpose reuse and recycle every damn thing get it hands on all the parts to keep another few thousand cars running for years. It was a sad day in the hot rod world all around. Sep for the ford explorers they blew up. That was needed.
12-20-2012 02:06 PM
Augusto
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Originally Posted by blight View Post

my favorite sites for car info are here, hybridz.org, and the fsae.com forums.

i needed (a while ago) to do more reading, i got shot down a lot. So i read a lot. didn't say anything to any body on any of these pages much until recently. I think he needs to do the same. Mar 2009 358 posts (including the 9 i just made) vs Oct 2012 and 693 posts case and point...
lots of good info in this sites, thanks for posting them
12-20-2012 01:40 PM
Augusto
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
toyota LFA engine is more reliable and has that sound some people like. Yamaha technology
V10's sound awsome, I miss the V10 Formula one era.

Listen the Renault engine singing God save the Queen:

12-20-2012 02:58 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post
What..??? you're kidding right..??
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post
the Ferrari engine is only 4.5 liter and is not a race engine, it's a street car's engine, the Ferrari race engine is only 2.4 liter and makes around 900 hp.

with that efficiency a Nascar 5.8 liter should make 2.175 hp

The Ferrari technology is way superior to chevy's, of course it comes at a price way superior than chevy's

My point is this guy said that a chevy engine is better.. no way, it is not, and I'm a chevy man.
<- exactly what would have said... seriously. I think he just doesn't want to listen which is too bad. there is a lot of good on this site. a LOT of crap (seriously there is ) but there is a lot to learn from here.

my favorite sites for car info are here, hybridz.org, and the fsae.com forums.

i needed (a while ago) to do more reading, i got shot down a lot. So i read a lot. didn't say anything to any body on any of these pages much until recently. I think he needs to do the same. Mar 2009 358 posts (including the 9 i just made) vs Oct 2012 and 693 posts case and point...
12-20-2012 02:54 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post
leaving the american vs import debate which is not the case, seems like the flat crank is the way to make an american engine sound so sweet, but it's way ahead of a working's man budget, I'm building a V8 powered buggy and have plenty of room to make headers with pipes crossing to the other side and arranging the cylinders in the correct sequence, I'm gonna build them that way and I hope my engine sounds a little bit italian, it would be awsome, old american grunt with the sound of a symphony. (well my engine won't rev past 7.000 rpm, so it won't scream that high)
When all said and done my 337 sbc will be hitting float at 7800rpm
12-20-2012 02:49 AM
blight
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my friend, the ferrari 458 engine makes 562 hp @ 9.000rpm and it's only 270 cubic inches, normally aspirated, built entirely in aluminum and carbon fiber.

with that efficiency a chevy 6.2 litre should make 774 hp NORMALLY ASPIRATED
but it only makes 630 SUPERCHARGED. just do a simple power to cid ratio math.

I really don't know were did you find that: "Most chevy alum block motors will shame a ferrari v8 in power to weight and power to reliablity/rpm"
You are dead on here sir.
12-20-2012 02:48 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by hcompton View Post
You can just buy a 180 degree crank for a chevy.

305 Engine Build Questions & Much More - Car Craft Magazine

A lot of tractor pull guys run big engines with 180 cranks. also some of the pro dragsters have tried them as well. But they dont work as well. as the gm crank design.

Its all still in the muffler. Once you got the music it will sound right at speed. Now you got to make your chevy v8 turn 8K rpm. You will also need four valve heads they sound very different. But can also be purchased.

You may want to check out what John Force racing is using there new race engine has a very unquie sound.

Ferrari wishes they had a v8 as compact and light as the sbc. Chevy has many of the best designs going for heads and crank positions. Since they all have major pattens applied you will never see any other maker use the chevy design. Mostly cause chevy knows they got the patten in early and have the best on paper and real word designs. a typical ferrari engine will weight 900 to 1200 lbs turn 8K rpm and only make 240 to 340 hp. Newer engines make more power per cube but do it with better flow and lots of design money. Most chevy alum block motors will shame a ferrari v8 in power to weight and power to reliablity/rpm. Flat plane cranks have some major faults.

SOO much wrong in all of this I am going to leave most of it alone seeing that you have already been corrected by another person thank god.

also so you are aware a flat crank would be a custom job in the 3500-6000 range. depending on who is willing to do it. crower will for a sbc for about 4k. its complete custom. my 3.25 forged crank cost me the price of free. i think i will stay with that.
12-20-2012 02:40 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by s-10again! View Post
too poor for anything but old school sbc's. happiness is getting what you want and liking what you get. dont set my sights high and ill be happy with the rumble of a chevy v8. the 327 stroke makes a differnet sound than the 350. the 305 and 350's are hard to distinguish the difference in sound i think. the rumble of the chevy is iconic to me. i cant get enough of the sound of a marine engine with a total of 30 inches of exhaust sticcking straight out the back 8" diameter pipes. just awsome!
They only sound slightly different because of the cfm through the rpm range. This is considering IF the motors were all exactly the same aside from the obvious pistons rods and crank. I mean bore heads etc.
12-20-2012 02:38 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by DanielC View Post
I am going to step into this again.
The sound of a Ferrari V8 engine is unique to V-8 engines because it has a 180 degree crankshaft. A 180 degree crankshaft in 90 degree V-8 allows the engine to fire alternate banks of cylinders all the way through the firing order. You can also alternate banks with a 120 degree V-6, or a 60 degree V-12. A V-8 with a 90 degree crank fires right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left.

I know the exhaust system does affect the sound. But look at it this way. You can take a trumpet that Miles Davis has played, hand it to a 13 year old kid in Junior high band, and the kid is not going to sound like Miles Davis.
you got it
12-20-2012 02:37 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
toyota LFA engine is more reliable and has that sound some people like. Yamaha technology
I have yet to work on one, i have heard them in person but never worked on one. just because its made by toyota doesn't mean its reliable...

love the sound though.
12-20-2012 02:36 AM
blight
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Originally Posted by Augusto View Post
Ford's 351 sounds smoother than SBC's
you would have to have pretty good ears to be able to hear any real difference in "smoothness" if both engines were uses a close as possible setup all around. BUT the firing order is slightly less stressful on the crank shaft in fords. they have a 4-7 swap compared to a chevy firing order.
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