What's your favourite sounding engine?

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GBt
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 the American car link(which secretly I quite enjoyed especially the Gran Torino set)called them, testimonials,

 

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In fairness to Dougal he was not spamming the forum with advertising he was contributing to the thread in a relevant fashion unlike some others. He included his company name in the post as the rules of this forum request that people involved in the industry identify themselves as such so that others may judge their posts accordingly.

Dougal has absolutely no need to resort to spam to advertise his business, he is more than happy to spend the money advertising properly both in print and online. I would suggest that anybody with a genuine interest in classics and more to the point, anybody who reads C&SC would know that Dougal is a genuine enthusiast and that he and his company are great supporters of the classic scene. Perhaps some posters should try engaging brain before posting rather than creating multiple identities so that they can write even more illiterate crap all over the forum.

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Not really an engine but my tired old Thunderbird had a lovely sound coming from the sidepipes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op-V6WLFSJA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7R4PGnVbMg

mattiej
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Has to be the Detomaso Pantera for me:

http://youtu.be/jXOY1LdfxCs

..takes a while for this one to fire, but holy moly.

mrtotty
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In answer to the thread question, the Rover V8 in LR 110 County form.

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James Elliott on Tue, 2011-07-19 09:33

said it all - BRM V16 - if you've never heard it, you probably wouldn't understand.

I also agree with James that the Triumph 6-pot is a good'un.  My TR6 PI with twin stainless exhaust and somewhat "ventilated" silencers still sounds magic, even after 20 years!

Another to consider is the Ford V8 - Aussie style - thundering down Conrod Straight or up Mountain Stright at Bathurst - brute power! 

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cscs wrote:

James Elliott on Tue, 2011-07-19 09:33

Another to consider is the Ford V8 - Aussie style - thundering down Conrod Straight or up Mountain Stright at Bathurst - brute power! 

351 Windsor? Yes, agreed.

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mrtotty wrote:
In answer to the thread question, the Rover V8 in LR 110 County form.

I saw one of those the other day. It sounded fantastic. I'll bet it's slow and thirsty, but it sounded great as it pulled away.

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They were slow, but all that meant was that you could enjoy the sound of the engine without having to go fast.

The aural appeal of the V8 110 was not just the engine, but the juxtaposition of the underlying sound of tyres and transfer box whine, to which the accompaniment was more often a clattering diesel. In the V8, all this was overlaid by a sublime muffled burble from an engine that gave the impression that, no matter what load it was under, it would just keep going and going.

Fuel economy was absolutely shocking, though, but that was only to be expected.

A truly great car of which there are very, very few about.