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  • 66gg1tnc
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    Rolls Royce Merlins cranking up on cold English morning (Spitfire or Hurricane...or P-51 ;D )

    A 3350 or 4360 radial starting up or at full song around the pylons at Reno

    '68 Mopar 340 through original (slightly blown out) mufflers. The cam grind on a '68 4spd Dart or Barracuda was unique. Or maybe it was just my Dads car that crackled, popped and rumbled like that....

    The only cool sounding jet I've ever heard was an F-14D doing a dog and pony show....inverted at the top of a loop and the low moan those engines made......sent shivers up my spine.

    Just about any engine can sound really good with the right exhaust and tune....and RPM.

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  • KingKenny
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    either a gen I HEMI at idle through glass packs or a 68 SS HEMI on a pass

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  • Blazerteam
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    Originally posted by mike343sharpstick
    CanAm at full throttle! ;D
    I hear ya ;).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xLGM...eature=related

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  • Whelk
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    When I was stationed on a warship, the LM2500's spinning up to full power. It usually meant we were breaking off from whatever assignment we'd been on and were heading home.

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    Re: BangShift Question of the Day: What's the Best Sounding Internal Combustion Engine?

    high compression nascar 357 all 43 going into turn one at once..
    a sound you can't hear today..
    makes the Indy cars sound tame,,
    like a fart can ricer to a big block not even in the same league

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  • mike343sharpstick
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    CanAm at full throttle! ;D

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  • J2RKT
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    I don't think there's a single engine with the best sound but the coolest ones in this order.

    1. Any roots supercharged gas engine running through the gears with the shift points right at the power peak and peaking right at the lights especially if you are standing at the lights to hear the whole run.

    2. Any stock Olds engine at a warm idle at about 450 rpm.. the smoothest just a slow easy wug wug wug.

    3. Ford Cleveland 4V engine at the lights, they have a very specific sound as though they are just grabbing for more.

    4. Chrysler 318's in the burn out area. I dunno why but even if it's a 20 second car, the crackle of the exhaust,
    sounds like the car will run in the 10's.

    5. Roller cammed big block Chevy in the burnout area, smooth quick easy rev, a very specific sound.

    6. Early 90's Mistubishi Eclipse turbo goin through the lights, they always seem to sound as though they are just
    loafing even on a 11 second run.

    7. Buick GN turbo same as the Mitsubishi.

    8. R2800 Radial engine at idle .. rumpity rumpity rump.

    9. Bristol sleeve valve radial engine running up.

    10. Ford Flathead goin through the lights, very specific missing pulse sound. Hey !! That's a flathead !!! Cool !!!.

    11. Small block Chevy at idle with a 350 horse 327 cam idling as low as it can without stalling.

    12. Shovel head Harley at low idle with the timing advanced.

    Dang... i just realised, I don't have a favorite.

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  • 65RHDEER
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    It's hard to put a finger on the best sounding motor, there so many

    Near the top of the list the two stroke Detroit, the 6 71 in particular

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vV0gGHWuwU

    Another good one is the V12 Jag motor, here is one racing at Bathurst

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9I7GWllPFY

    My love for the V12 sound comes from a mate who had a V12 Jag motor in a ski boat, that thing sounded like someone was ripping papper, an awesome noise coming at you up the river :P :P :P

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  • oldrustycars
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    A Mack engine just started on a very cold morning.

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  • CDMBill
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    180* flat crank top fuel motor. Closest thing to God's hot rod I've heard.

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  • Barry Donovan
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    Originally posted by in2ford
    Allison V12..idle or any RPM!

    Barry
    always incredible.

    I like all the 12s, gas carbed downdraft.. iunjection has a dud, only pro ears seem to notice.

    a good post to add the v8 diesel, big or small. 4 stroke.

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  • mustang13
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    Some good sounding engines here


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfzf...eature=related

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  • horsewidower
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    Re: BangShift Question of the Day: What's the Best Sounding Internal Combustion Engine?

    Originally posted by dieselgeek
    Originally posted by warner
    Near the top of my list is the sound of 33 front engined Indy cars heading for turn one on lap one.

    One that moved to the very top last Oct. was the Dave Davidson fuel roadster at the 3 mile mark at Bonneville, 300 MPH plus.
    x2 on the indycar noise. Engine noise, plus tire noise, is awesome at the entrance to turn one on the first lap of racing!


    And I didn't get to hear Dave's roadster on the salt, but I spent plenty of time with the guys when they were putting it together last year - and I should see Dave tomorrow as I am headed to ProMachine for a weekend of dyno thrashing!

    (FYI, dave blew out BOTH of his eardrums in the #911 car - "Anything for a record" he said. lol)
    X2...

    I've never been that close to a Nitro car when it fired, Wow. The other one that it brings to mind, although a bit lower on the magnitude scale was the 300" hemi he had on the pump. When it switched over from propane to Nitro, what an awesome cackling sound. Purr to "do you harm" in an instant.

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  • dieselgeek
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    Originally posted by warner
    Near the top of my list is the sound of 33 front engined Indy cars heading for turn one on lap one.

    One that moved to the very top last Oct. was the Dave Davidson fuel roadster at the 3 mile mark at Bonneville, 300 MPH plus.
    x2 on the indycar noise. Engine noise, plus tire noise, is awesome at the entrance to turn one on the first lap of racing!


    And I didn't get to hear Dave's roadster on the salt, but I spent plenty of time with the guys when they were putting it together last year - and I should see Dave tomorrow as I am headed to ProMachine for a weekend of dyno thrashing!

    (FYI, dave blew out BOTH of his eardrums in the #911 car - "Anything for a record" he said. lol)

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  • 98ciHemi
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    In a car, 289 SBF being thrashed on a road course.

    But the top of my list is an uncorked rolls-royce merlin under full song.

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