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barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
9/25/20 3:15 p.m.

Mine:

2- Duratec 2.0

1- VW Type 1

3- Lima

4- Mopar 440

5- SBC

 

*chosen from engines I have real personal experience. 
**edited order because air cooled wins. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/25/20 3:18 p.m.

1) That sweet v8 in the older BMW m5.

2) gm 60 degree v6

3) 20b rotary

4) Honda k

5) ecotec

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
9/25/20 3:23 p.m.

Mine:

Packard Twelve

Ford 460

Ford 300

Toyota 22R

Buick 350

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/25/20 3:32 p.m.

Small block Chevy

Toyota 2J

BMW M20/M30

Honda K series

Porsche air-cooled flat 6

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/25/20 3:37 p.m.

GM LS V8

Mazda/Ford 2.0/2.3 MZR

AMC/Jeep 232/258/4.0 inline-6

Porsche Metzger flat-6

Honda J-series V6

Jay_W
Jay_W SuperDork
9/25/20 3:41 p.m.

In no order cuz some are "of their time"

SBC

Datsun L18

Mazda BPD/T

M113K

Might as well admit it, LSx

 

Sonic
Sonic UltraDork
9/25/20 3:43 p.m.

In no particular order:

Honda K

LSX

BMW S54

Mercedes-AMG M176-178

Jeep 4.0

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
9/25/20 4:03 p.m.

Cadillac 472/500

Chevrolet Big Block

Nissan VK45DE

Ford Small Block

Chevrolet Small Block

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
9/25/20 4:18 p.m.

I tend to care more about transmissions than engines, but they're connected to something!

BMW M/S5x

MB OM606

Austin A Series

Volvo B18/20

AMC 242

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ Dork
9/25/20 4:22 p.m.

1 through 5: GM Detroit Diesel 2 cycle.  Pick any configuration from small pump to locomotive for the enumerations.  Study that design and you’ll understand it was the work of true genius.  A simple and completely scalable design.  And yes, they can be turbo’d for more power.

Patientzero
Patientzero HalfDork
9/25/20 4:29 p.m.

Any list that doesn't contain GM LS in some variation is invalid.

 

I love me a Nissan RB though.

RoddyMac17
RoddyMac17 Reader
9/25/20 4:35 p.m.

1) Ford Kent (and all the associated engines that were born from it: Lotus TC, Cosworth MAE, BDA, etc)

2) Toyota 4AGE

3) RR Merlin 

4) Jaguar XK6

5) Toss up between Cosworth DFV and Coventry Climax FW series

 

 

 

 

rob_lewis
rob_lewis UltraDork
9/25/20 4:49 p.m.
  1. BMC A-series
  2. VW flat 4
  3. Ford V8 flathead
  4. Honda B-series
  5. GM LSX

All are iconic engines that made a huge impact on the automotive community and I hope to have a vehicle powered by each one some day. 
Not that anyone asked, but my car list using above would be:

  1. Mk 1 Morris Mini 850 and/or Mk 1 Austin Healey Sprite
  2. Pre-1966 VW Bug or Bus or a Formula Vee
  3. 1929 plain, old school Hot Rod. (NOT a rat rod, NOT a flashy 80's car.)
  4. 1986 Civic Si with a B16A
  5. GMT400 2-door Tahoe 2wd with a 6.0 LS

-Rob

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
9/25/20 4:51 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater :

Jaguar V12  

Jaguar 3.8 E type 

Offenhauser 250 

Jaguar 4.0 
 

Chevy Small block 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/25/20 4:55 p.m.

No particular order:

Small block Chevy

4G63

Flathead Ford 

Pratt & Whitney R-2800

426 Hemi

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/25/20 4:57 p.m.

LSx

Caddy 500

Cummins ISB/6BT

Duramax

OM606

You had to know that three of my five would be diesels

drock25too
drock25too Reader
9/25/20 5:11 p.m.

Buick 455

Buick GN 3.8 turbo

Chevy 327

Dodge 360 LA

5.7 Hemi

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
9/25/20 5:45 p.m.

426 Hemi

Ford 385 series/Boss 429

Sbc/Bbc

Ford small block including only the Boss 302. Not that Cleveland crap.

481x because well it's 4500hp capable.

Edit-shuffled answers based on further clarifications and answers.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr PowerDork
9/25/20 6:18 p.m.

In reply to RoddyMac17 :

I forgot about the dfv.  That is like the coolest engine ever.

 

It was successful in f1 for like 20 years or something ridiculous like that.

 

 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
9/25/20 6:26 p.m.
frenchyd said:

In reply to barefootskater :

Jaguar V12  

Jaguar 3.8 E type 

Offenhauser 250 

Jaguar 4.0 
 

Chevy Small block 

I like how you had to put an extra space between the SBC and your Jag engines.  

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
9/25/20 6:31 p.m.
Appleseed said:

No particular order:

Small block Chevy

4G63

Flathead Ford 

Pratt & Whitney R-2800

426 Hemi

I like your Pratt and Whitney 2800 with its WW2 connection  but I have to go with the Wright 1820 I used for well over 1000 hours of flight time in my Grumman S2E 

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
9/25/20 6:33 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:
frenchyd said:

In reply to barefootskater :

Jaguar V12  

Jaguar 3.8 E type 

Offenhauser 250 

Jaguar 4.0 
 

Chevy Small block 

I like how you had to put an extra space between the SBC and your Jag engines.  

No slight intended it just does stuff like that to me sometimes. I don't know how to correct it. 

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
9/25/20 6:40 p.m.
RoddyMac17 said:

1) Ford Kent (and all the associated engines that were born from it: Lotus TC, Cosworth MAE, BDA, etc)

2) Toyota 4AGE

3) RR Merlin 

4) Jaguar XK6

5) Toss up between Cosworth DFV and Coventry Climax FW series

 

 

 

 

I need clarification of which XK 6  The 4.2 used from 1972-1987 based on the Iron block design of WW2 rooftop creation or the more Modern XK6 using the all aluminum 4 valve per cylinder 4.0? 
My sentimental favorite is the 4.2 but for reliability efficiency  and power the nod has to go with the 4.0  

 

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/25/20 6:54 p.m.

BMW M/S5x series

Nissan VQ30DE-K

Toyota 2JZ

Toyota 2UZ-FE simply for being bulletproof if not all that exciting

Volvo red block

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
9/25/20 6:58 p.m.

Without defining the criteria, this just becomes a list of each person's personal favorites.

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