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      08-18-2012 12:44 PM #1
      Let's say you had a small automotive museum you would only show to friends who came to visit. In your garage is a small assortment of cars and then in the next room is your collection of automobilia. What engines would you put on pedestals for others to awe? Cost is not an option but space consideration is as you have room for only two or three engines to display.

      Here are my favorites which strike me as being handbuilt art:

      Renault Gordini V6 Turbo:


      Any Lamborghini V12 with carbs:


      Any Cosworth DF-series V8:


      What about you?

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      08-18-2012 01:02 PM #2
      Honestly...there are plenty more beautiful airplane and motorcycle engines than cars.

      But..I guess I can pick a couple..I'd just do the blocks though.











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      Untitled by wheeltowheel, on Flickr

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    5. 08-18-2012 02:44 PM #5
      GM 3800 SC Series 1


      VR6


      Ford 302 V8
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    6. 08-18-2012 02:48 PM #6
      Something very simple with a judson on it of course.


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      08-18-2012 03:07 PM #7
      R-4360 Wasp Major



      Wright Cyclone


      Allison V-1710


      P&W JT11D


      Rocketdyne F-1


      SHO V6


      Mazda 12A


      don't know the designation


      any Lamborghini marine engine


      LT5


      carb'ed Ferrari V12
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    8. 08-18-2012 03:26 PM #8
      Surprised no one posted this yet:

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      08-18-2012 03:30 PM #9
      Hand built perfection.

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      08-18-2012 03:41 PM #10
      Zonda R



      Cadillac Sixteen



      Alfa Romeo V6



      TODA-built Toyota 4AGE



      TODA-built Ferrari 355/360 V8



      TODA-built 1UZ




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      08-18-2012 03:44 PM #11
      BMW M88 in the configuration from the BMW M1 Procar.





      Maybe even like this, with some of the parts made out of clear plastic just for looks

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      08-18-2012 04:11 PM #12
      Everything in this thread so far +
      Volvo R-sport 16v

      50's era Chrysler 4 cam V8, Although I doubt one even exists anymore

      60's era Chrysler 426 DOHC Hemi, doubts on the existence here too.

      Ford SOHC 427

      Mugen B20A

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      08-18-2012 05:59 PM #13
      BMW S14 DTM




      Porsche..this one is from the 917



      And last but not least, the engine from an Audi S1.

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      08-18-2012 07:14 PM #14
      I love the monoblock look of old Bugatti engines


      Bugatti T-45R von dschultz742 auf Flickr



      Old Fiat two cylinder engine, found in the 500 and in the 126



      Alfa Romeo pre-war twin charged inline OHC 8 cylinder engine:



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      08-18-2012 07:27 PM #15
      i'd keep 'em on the shelf

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      08-18-2012 08:20 PM #16
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      Actually, a RR merlin would be a pretty neat conversation piece.
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      08-18-2012 08:40 PM #17
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      08-18-2012 09:01 PM #18
      The guy with the aircraft engines and V16s have my vote, however...


      I'd like to add the BRM H16:



      The Commer "Knocker" TS3:





      And the Bugatti U16:

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      08-18-2012 09:17 PM #19
      this thread so far

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      08-18-2012 09:21 PM #20
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      this thread so far
      x2 amazing

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      08-18-2012 09:24 PM #21
      Marked for later drooling and wallpaper ideas. True beauties in here.
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      08-18-2012 09:51 PM #22
      BMW S70/2


      Gurney Weslake V12


      Audi V6 TDI from R18

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      08-18-2012 10:15 PM #23
      Ford Taurus (Yamaha) SHO 24v V6

      Alfa Romeo 24v V6

      And probably a Bertils Counterflow 8v on vintage ITB's to stay true to my VW 8v roots.

      As much as I admire the true works of art like Ferrari, I have a lot of respect for the more attainable motors that engineers managed to make look beautiful in the process.

      Sorry for lack of pics, Will update later.

    24. 08-18-2012 11:00 PM #24
      this thread rocks.....

      I like them all, I would enjoy owning a museum, and I could find joy with any motors, cleaned on a stand. from a 2.slow to a flat 12. I could enjoy looking at them all.
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      08-18-2012 11:02 PM #25


      mclaren f1 engine

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