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Question of the Week: What is the best sounding engine?


#82

Those split manifold chevy sixes did talk to you. My classmate’s older brother would go by the
football practice field and you could hear it for 3 miles out of town to the main highway.


#83

It was a 50 Chevy. We even used that car in driver’s ed.


#84

They sound way better with Smitty’s glasspacks than Flownmasters to my opinion. I was wondering if anybody would mention the Ford Flathead. Sweetest sounding engine ever :slight_smile:


#86

Probably Fords in my opinion. The 302 with dual exhaust always sounded nice, no matter what era. But I would have to go with the 427. Hearing it wide open at LeMans just sounds divine…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ny_kh_FMAEU


#87

Or a mildly built VW motor with big Webers on alcohol…


#88

440-SixPack, sounds very wild when those 6 barrels open up.


#89

For me the sound of the retro Thunderbirds (2002, 03, 04 ,05) was the best rumble I have ever heard from a car. Not loud or rough just very robust and throaty.


#90

a 50’s ford flathead wasn’t bad either