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    Default what is the best domestic vehicle engine ever made?

    Another board i frequent posted this question. Seeing how they arent really gear heads and more 2A people. I thought i might get some real gear heads opinion.

    Im leaning toward a SBC but what do you guys think. and WHY?

    This is not limited to anything as long as it was made in america.
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight
    If your ? is about which was the longest lasting, my vote would be for-for a-gulp-a slant six dodge-yuckkkkkk, that tasted nasty just to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight
    If your ? is about which was the longest lasting, my vote would be for-for a-gulp-a slant six dodge-yuckkkkkk, that tasted nasty just to say.
    Ah yes, the old "rod slinger".

    Al Bundy would agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Ah yes, the old "rod slinger".

    Al Bundy would agree.
    I know of one of those gutless wonders that went 1/2 million miles and never had the oil changed after the initial brake in oil change! LOL, he just kept topping it off and about every five years he'd screw a new filter on.
    dont have enough power to hurt themselves I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    I know of one of those gutless wonders that went 1/2 million miles and never had the oil changed after the initial brake in oil change! LOL, he just kept topping it off and about every five years he'd screw a new filter on.
    dont have enough power to hurt themselves I guess.
    No doubt!
    At the age of 16 I had one in a 68' valiant, put it in a duster, then in a cuda', then back into the Valiant. No one knew how many miles it had, or where it even came from originally.
    I must have put AT LEAST 100K or more on it, in Alaska at extreme climate changes.
    God only knows how many were on it total, got it free out of an old mechanics storage shed in Wasilla when he was going to throw it away. I had it about 5 years.
    I did not dare change oil or do any maintenance on it at all.
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    Yup slant 6 for sure...been around forever,runs forever..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight
    If your ? is about which was the longest lasting, my vote would be for-for a-gulp-a slant six dodge-yuckkkkkk, that tasted nasty just to say.

    I thought it might get interesting

    But its a unlimited question.. Longevity power production what ever. Whats the best out there...


    Slant six got several votes on my other forum. im too young or to much of a novice to have had any experience with one personally.
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Where's the VW fit into this ?

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    390 Ford.

    Actually, I have 240K on my '97 Expedition w/ 5.4L and never touched it, except to replace an alt. Just regular maintenance and it's still going strong as ever.
    If God is your co-pilot, change seats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    390 Ford.

    Actually, I have 240K on my '97 Expedition w/ 5.4L and never touched it, except to replace an alt. Just regular maintenance and it's still going strong as ever.
    wait till ya change the plugs

    i've got 2 motors in mind as far as production car stuff, 300 straight 6 ford and of course the tried and true 350sbc both will go da distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    wait till ya change the plugs

    i've got 2 motors in mind as far as production car stuff, 300 straight 6 ford and of course the tried and true 350sbc both will go da distance.
    Plugs???
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Plugs???
    water tends to get down in the plug galleries and rot away at the alum head, when you back the plugs out, generally a couple will come out with threads we won't even touch those motors anymore, last tuneup a good tech here in the shop did, it left, came back a wk later and had blown out the plug with what remained of the threads. could be different in my area though, lotta sand and salt on the roads around here.same thing happens to some gm 4 cylinders with the hemi style plug galleries, there's just nowhere for the water to go so it steams up, condenses, repeats the cycle till dissimilar(sp?) corossion occurs between the metal of the plug and alum of the head. it ain't pretty when it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Where's the VW fit into this ?

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    He said Domestic. As for imports? It's very hard to beat Toyotas 22re!my 02

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