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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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What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight :D
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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What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight :D
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".:D

Al Bundy would agree.:)devil
 

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Ah yes, the old "rod slinger".:D

Al Bundy would agree.:)devil
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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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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What are you trying to do ? start a fire fight :D
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 :D

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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Where's the VW fit into this ?

S CP :D
 

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390 Ford.:D:):)punch

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.
 

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390 Ford.:D:):)punch

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:p

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:)devil both will go da distance.
 

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wait till ya change the plugs:p

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:)devil both will go da distance.
Plugs???:)bulb
 

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Plugs???:)bulb
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:mad: 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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He said Domestic. As for imports? It's very hard to beat Toyotas 22re!my 02:D
i'll beat on dat with a nissan single cam 2400 4cyl:)devil best import 4cyl ever madeeeeee:D had more balls than the 8 plug z2400 and ran harder than the dual overhead cam 2400 motor, they went down hill after 1996:mad:

i've done to many frt timing covers on those 22re motors, timing chain wear thru into a water gallery and pops goes da motor,lol
 

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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:mad: 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.
I know only too well. Those problems aside, just changing them is a PITA. I'm glad plugs can go 75K these days.:D
 

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I know only too well. Those problems aside, just changing them is a PITA. I'm glad plugs can go 75K these days.:D
:)devil sometimes i do too but i'd rather be doin a tuneup then peckin away on the pc,lol:p seems like the good ole days of tuneups are a thing of the past, hardly ever see anyone come in asking for a tuneup anymore, suxx. gm has gotten rid of plug wires on most of their motors too, kinda bites for us techs, not much maintence to upsale anymore:)stno fuel filters to change on gas gm stuff, shit like that ain't right man:D
 

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I think one of best motors ever made is 7.3 ford turbo diesel in my 02 f250.
205k and only 1 cam sensor, change oil ever 15k and service trans. ever 15k no problems and a ton on torque and power( chipped,exhaust,air intake @350 miles)
 

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wait till ya change the plugs:p

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:)devil both will go da distance.
Not a Ford fan, but I gotta say, that 300 6 is in a TON of equipment as a power unit.
It was sort of the "gasoline diesel" motor.
 
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