After watching those two killer drag motor dyno pulls, our thoughts wandered off the beaten path to engines that we’ve owned, wanted to own, or will own in the future. While a small cadre of motors truly dominate the hot rod hobby, there is ample opportunity to step outside of that small group and run a neat mill.
With companies like Egge and others providing hard to find hard parts for old engines, the sky (and your personal budget) is the limit. The traditional rodding set typically gravitates to unique and interesting engines. Their concern is less for all out performance and speed and more for style and individuality.
Over the last couple years we’ve owned flattie fours, an inline six, a ‘Stude 289, and an AMC 360. While none of them can match the efficiency and cost effectiveness of a small block Chevy, they all kick the daylights out of it in the neat factor.
So what’s your favorite “out of the box” engine. Gas or diesel. It doesn’t have to be anything you’ve owned. It can be a dream piece or something milled from billet unobtanium. Spill the beans! (We’ll hint to one we’re hankering for below)