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Whats your list of your favorite car engines.

Here's my list (not in order)


1. Chrysler’s Hemi
2. Ford’s Flathead
3. VW’s Boxer 4 Cylinder Aircooled
4. VW’s W12 Engine
5. Porsche’s Boxer 6 Cylinder Aircooled
6. Mazda’s Rotary Engine
7. Ferrari's Flat 12 Engine
8. Bugatti's W16 and W18 Engine
9. Cadillac's V16 Engine
 

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No particular order

"Classics"
Chevy 283
Ford 300 (6)
Dodge 225 (slant six)

"Moderns"
VW 1.9L Turbo diesel (4)
Chevy 4.3(6)

Basically, every engine I have ever owned is this list. (That's why there are no big blocks or hemis.)
 

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big crysler 440. any big crysler . (except hemi)

chevy small block 350/383

honda B1.8 series

honda H 2.2

probably in that order

i was a acura tech for 3 years i really enjoy working with them. they are engineered well. the hondas have no torque,so i like earth turning power of the 440,for my hotrod.
 

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Number 1: 350 chev any generation. build to suit almost any application, IMO best all around engine for most applications.
Number 2: 351 Cleveland. If built properly can produce vast amounts of HP/cu. in. but mainly because I have one and am currently facinated by it.
Number 3: Just about any Cat diesel w/turbo. Longevity, power, and reliability. Too bad they don't make them for cars.
 

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In this order.

70-71 Chevy LT1 350 (best bang for the buck)
93+ Toyota 2JZGTE 3.0 (1000hp no problem)
91-00 Nissan SR20DE 2.0L (capable of 350hp from stock block, best mass produced 4 cylinder)
Cummins 8.3 CTA (reliable turbo diesel)
 

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Any VW air cooled motor
Ford 289
Ford 302
Ford 390
Chevy 396
Dodge 318
Dodge slant 6
Dodge 383
Olds 455
Pontiac 400
Chevy 327
Any Chevy V8 Vortec Engine
This is just my favorite engine list......
 

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Chevy 302 (doesn't anyone make a 3.00 inch stroke crank so we can build these anymore?)
Cadillac 500
Buick Nailhead (because it's different)
Pontiac 350 (I liked it more than any Chevy 350 I've had except one)
Gm's new "corporate" 3800 Series II

There are MANY great engines out there, and 99 percent of them are not in production any longer.
 

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Big Block 402, #1 no doubt.
250 Chev 6-banger. Got 1 I can't kill.
Gen1 5.9 Cummins. Can't wear it out, or blow it up.
Any SBC, except the 305. I'd love to have a DZ302, just to play with.
2.5 Iron Duke. Noisy little buggers just live forever.

Gotta give credit to the 318 Mopar, and the 429 Ford, too.
 

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ecrusch1987 said:
1 - 440 (Mopar)
2 - 318 (Mopar)
3 - 360 (Mopar)
4 - 401 (AMC)
5 - 340 (Mopar)
6 - 460 (Ford)
7 - 454 (Chevy)
8 - B18A1 (Honda)
9 - 400 (Chevy)
10 - 140 (Ford/Mercury)


That is just my opinion though,
Eric
hey hey, good to know! Next time I need a 454, 360, 340 or 400, I'll just go find a "dime a dozen 318" and trade you for one!

K:p
 

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Vintage motors..

Chevy's 235 inline six
Chevy's 261 inline six
Chevy's 265, 283, 327, 409, 427 V8's
flathead Ford V-8's
Early Chrysler and Dodge Firedome and Red Ram Hemi's
Mopar's 426 wedge
Ford's Cammer 427

Todays Engines..

I'd have to give it more thought... Probably Cadillac's new rear wheel drive version of the Northstar.
 

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5.9 Cummins for truck motor

471 ci stroker 400 mopar for hot rodding, max street horse

455 GSX Stage one motor from Buick

460 Ford into a stroker of various sizes for a killer ford combo

454 LS6 type build for street Chevy muscle ( I had a couple of near clones of the same motor as came in the LS6, it was my favorite Chevy hot rod motor for sure.)

Northstar V8 in Fiero kit cars is really cool too!
 
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