The greatest engine of all time...?

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by Aaron1978, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. So guys...

    What's the greatest engine ever dropped into a car?

    Now we're not just talking sheer size or power here, no, I want to know, what in your opinion is the best engine in it's own context.

    For example. My vote would probably go to the Rover V8 (a rather obvious choice I know) as it is not only a superbly designed and built unit with such flexibility as to power Land Rovers to TVRs to Drag Racers... it also sounds the muts nuts!!!

    So come on guys... What would you vote for and why???

    If I get enough responses I'll put together a poll....
     
  2. my vote is obvious.
     
  3. So is mine
     
  4. ''My vote would probably go to the Rover V8 (a rather obvious choice I know) as it is not only a superbly designed and built unit with such flexibility as to power Land Rovers to TVRs to Drag Racers... it also sounds the muts nuts!!!''

    Why are you posting this in American cars?
     
  5. Do you have to make this thread 50 times?
     
  6. wonder why this thread figures in an american car section.rover is european and more especially british as far as i know.
     
  7. Exactly my thoughts.
     
  8. because he has made it in othere forums too.
    and believe it or not, you are allowed to vote for something thats not american.
     
  9. I'm a tried and true GM man myself, but the Hemi still gets my vote only because it was down right mean. It was on top of the food chain, but NOT the most powerful HP wise or Torque. However a true fact. Dodge was BULLETPROOF! This is a factual insident and documented in writing. Daddy Don Garlitz bought the first original V-8 hemi, it evolved into the great 426 we all know and love. He used to put the darn engine in his truck, haul his race car 1000 miles to the tracks in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and the like. Drop the same UNCHANGED MOTOR into his race car, win, then put it back in his pickup, and drive home UNBELIEVEBLE RELIABILITY. That came directly from The Big Daddy himself on a show I recorded about 60's drag racing circuits. We now know Americans could build better things, but due to greed and stupidity we have junk... it's called planned obsolesence. and I don't like it!

    The Killer
     
  10. You realize that the Rover V8 is actually a Buick design that Rover bought the rights to when Buick stopped making it.

    The correct answer is the chevy small block. Now that engine has been shown to work in almost any application. It is simple, light, cheap, power, torque, huge aftermarket, has a bright future (well if you consider the Gen IV to be a true small block). It is one hell of an impressive engine.
     
  11. It is an American V8, though. It's an all-aluminum Buick V8 that Rover bought under contract for GM.

    Overall, the finest engine ever made is the BMW V12 in the McLaren F1. Tractable enough for grandma to drive it to the grocery store, and mad enough to sweep Le Mans essentially unchanged. A monster with impeccable manners.

    American, I would say either the Ford 427 "Cammer", or one of the Duesenburg engines that were so incredibly ahead of their time...
     
  12. the best joke ever. american forums are made for american cars is that so difficult to understand?
     
  13. I do realise the Rover V8 was based on Buick engine... however that's not the reason I posted this thread here (as well as in other places). I want an overall view from a varity of enthusiasts who have differing specialist interests under a common umbrella.

    Hope you'll take a moment to give your opinion on the question rather than your 'opinion on the question'.

    Cheers guys.
    A.
     
  14. I got one question for you 426 Hemistage 8...

    Do you Americans make any car engines?

    Do ya?

    Thought so...

    Wanna comment on any in particular rather than just slagging me?

    What does it matter if my choice was a Euro made machine...

    I was simply kicking off a conversation...

    If you don't wish to participate...

    Take a hike!


     
  15. Chevrolet small block, the Mouse that is still roaring after close to 50 years.
     
  16. but their motor is based off a very old buick
     
  17. #18 sbctimh, Sep 8, 2004
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  18. 1) The LS1 cannot be beaten
    2) All Mustangs are stock
     
  19. #20 426 Hemistage 8, Sep 8, 2004
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    I am not slagging you.Many people wondered a euro engine in the us car section. Well if you want talking about engines o the n you go
    Yes Americans make engines the lt5, the lt1, the ls6, the hemi, the 572ci zz gm chevy crate engine, the new 454ci zl1,etc
    If you count the old engines then count the pontiac 455ho, pontic 455sd,oldsmobile 455w30,w33 and w34 engine, ford 427s side oiler, medium riser and sohc engines, ford 428 police interceptor, 428 cobra jet and supercobra jet engines, ford 429s thunderjet, supercobrajet and boss engines, also i shouldn't forget the 413ci-440ci rb wedge head mopar engines and the 331-392ci first generation of hemi firepower engines
    http://www.forhemisonly.com 1
    http://www.raybarton.com 2
    http://www.keithblack.com 3
    http://www.moparperfomance.com 4
    http://www.gmgoodwrench.com 5
    http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp 6
     
  20. do we make car engines?
    is he realy that dumb?
     
  21. He is probably not american car cultured that may explain why he doesn't know the engines us car manufacturers built.
     
  22. small block Chrysler?
     
  23. Small block Chevy. Or I could use CSB.
     

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