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clarkma5
post Mar 15 2009, 08:53 PM
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So I just had a semi-random thought. There are engines that are great motors for a variety of reasons...for their immense performance potential, for their glorious noise, for their engineering ingenuity, or what have you. So I got to thinking...what would people consider their five favorite motors? I'm thinking in terms of overall character, performance, sound, and so on, but I guess the criteria is up to you.

Off the top of my head, five favorites in no particular order:

Ford Modular V8
Honda B18C
Porsche Flat-6 (I know there's been a million of 'em)
Audi 4.2 V8
Honda NSX V6

Maybe if we get a few common picks we can put up a favorite engines poll or something, I dunno. Discuss, debate, and pontificate!
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post Mar 18 2009, 10:22 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 15 2009, 08:53 PM) *
Ford Modular V8



QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 16 2009, 10:05 AM) *
Ford Modular V8



QUOTE(fiber optic @ Mar 17 2009, 06:13 AM) *
Ford Modular V8: Half of the cars I own have one, smooth operation, great power, and reliable

Can we make babies? thumbs_up.gif

I actually agree with 90% of those listed in this thread.

Mine:
7MGTE/1JZ/2JZ - f'n stout engines that like to be abused. Even when they go bad, can basically run like a two stroke for 80kmiles with just the turbo feeling the pain. Love teh boost.

GM LSx - I dunno how they do it. I dunno WHY they do it. But they do it, and that's what matters.

Modular V8 - Wanna turn a 2V into a 3V? A 3V into a 4V? A 2V into a 4v? What kind of 4V? B head/C head/Tumbler port/Ford GT heads? Iron or aluminum block? Teksid made? Romeo? WAP? No problem - they all fit on eachother. Only mass problem that's been shown is 96-98 plastic coolant cross over crack which are replaced by ford for free (until a couples years ago). Not huge power makers, don't love N/A tuning in the sense that most V8's do. But throw some PSI it's way and you'd think it was made for this purpose. Parts as cheap as 5.0 parts now, with the tunability of OBDII and effciency of OHC. Also there's more forced induction systems made for this platform than exhaust systems now.

Toyota 20R and variants - will last you 300k miles not problem, if something goes wrong a rebuild is $380 with machining labor. Somehow these take the abuse of a load bed all day with basically no power. Props.

Audi 4.2 FSI - Power is everywhere,c omes on smoothe and still growls at you. Grat platform, if it was more economical they should put it into everything.

Honorable:
E46's I-6 and BMW's current TT6 - they should have kept with the I6 M3 and just made a lighter platform. The TT6 is a great engine for the modern era guy who likes to tinker/pay someone to tinker on their car. Turbo's provide a grocery list of power options.
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- clarkma5   Five favorite motors   Mar 15 2009, 08:53 PM
- - darinzon   cosworth dfv   Mar 15 2009, 09:01 PM
- - Bjorn   I'm not sure the model designation for a lot o...   Mar 16 2009, 01:51 AM
- - hexagone   Clark, isn't the NSX v6 more or less the same...   Mar 16 2009, 03:42 AM
- - moe   in no particular order: - porsche flat six - ch...   Mar 16 2009, 04:09 AM
- - Razor   No Order: - Volkswagen 3.2L VR6 (Golf R32) - Niss...   Mar 16 2009, 06:41 AM
- - skr   My choices are based on part fanboy-ism, part real...   Mar 16 2009, 09:10 AM
- - dukenukem   In no particular order: GM LSx Ford Modular V8 Mit...   Mar 16 2009, 10:05 AM
- - Aircooled   SBC - A classic and has the largest production num...   Mar 16 2009, 10:44 AM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(hexagone @ Mar 16 2009, 04:42 AM) C...   Mar 16 2009, 01:21 PM
- - 4wheelfreak   BMW 5.0L V10 FTW!!!   Mar 16 2009, 01:52 PM
- - fiber optic   Ford Modular V8: Half of the cars I own have one, ...   Mar 17 2009, 06:13 AM
- - hybr1d   Porsche flat 6 Honda F20C Honda K20A (a must on th...   Mar 18 2009, 12:09 AM
- - Easton   YAY for the B18C! Stick that in an Exige with...   Mar 18 2009, 01:54 AM
- - MustangAficionado   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 15 2009, 08:53 PM) F...   Mar 18 2009, 10:22 AM
- - Benny   1. Toyota 1UZFE 4.0l, DOHC 32v V8- smooth, efficie...   Mar 20 2009, 07:53 AM
- - nismo   Honda F20/F22 Nissan RB26DETT Nissan VQ series Mit...   Mar 20 2009, 03:47 PM
- - DaGonz   My list.. Ford Modular V8 Porsche's Flat 6 Fe...   Apr 6 2009, 10:26 AM
- - midnightdorifto   GM LSx. If you don't have this in your list, ...   Apr 9 2009, 05:07 PM
- - Phix   RB26DETT 4A-GE 13B-REW SR20DET 3S-GE   Apr 9 2009, 06:35 PM
- - Uwe   Porsche Flat 6 Cosworth BDA Ford Cosworth Turbo BM...   Apr 10 2009, 05:32 AM


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