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<A HREF="http://autos.canada.com/news/story.html?id=b09e34ab-a604-415c-913e-67b8d2e3f838" TARGET="_blank">http://autos.canada.com/news/s...3f838</A><p>It would be interesting to learn if the difference is due to tone, cylinder firing rate, or some related mechanical sound.<p>From my perspective, flat-6 (preferably air cooled) and inline six engines sound the best, followed by V12s. Flat crank V8s are OK, with I4s and bent-crank V8s. V10s, I5s and V6s do nothing for me.<p>Anyone have their favorites.
 

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Re: Sound of Music (RearWheelPaul)

First choice, by far: Radial! <A HREF="http://jalopnik.com/383661/1935-monaco-trossi-is-16-cylinders-of-radial-engine-awesome" TARGET="_blank">http://jalopnik.com/383661/193...esome</A> (never seen this in person, but it would be awesome!).<p><A HREF="http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=4609" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/...=4609</A><p>Second choice: Medium bypass afterburning turbofan. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Oh, production cars? I'll go w/your list, though a cross-crank V8 with a really radical "potato-idle" cam... sweet.<p><br>Edit... double "Oh." Now that I am home and can click the link. Hmm.... I'll still say the Radial.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by greek2us at 5:19 AM 9-16-2008</i>
 

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Re: Sound of Music (RearWheelPaul)

I'm sorry, what are we discussing? All I saw was a picture of some ladies <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sound of Music (RearWheelPaul)

Personally, I REALLY don't like the Flat 6 sound.<br>I agree that SOME I6's sound good. Old M3 for example.<p>I am a child of the Muscle Car era, so a big block V8 is tops.<br>However, I do like the shriek of the high revving Ferrari V8's.
 

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Re: Sound of Music (greek2us)

A Radial?<br>Hmm, for me it would be a Rolls Royce Merlin. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sound of Music (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A Radial?<br>Hmm, for me it would be a Rolls Royce Merlin. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, whether in a P51 Mustang (RR Merlin or Packard built Merlin) or in an unlimited hydroplane, it is an awesome sound.<p>Here is a youtube video of the 1981 race in Detroit. You can get an idea, but it doesn't do it justice. RIP Bill Muncey.<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wr6BlHaZ1A&feature=related" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...lated</A><p>edit: here is a better one <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv2IfsahXSY" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv2IfsahXSY</A>
 
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