5 Best Vintage V8 Muscle Car Engines



There were many legendary V8 engines produced during the golden era of the American muscle car. Here is a list of the 5 best high performance V8 engines …

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  • There are lots of people from Miami that go on vacation just to go snowboarding in the mountains that was a dumb analogy

    Black Thunder March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • I have a 1977 corvette,with a 350 4 barrel,It has 120000 miles,daily driven,I love that car,Any videos on c3 corvettes,especially 1977 vette,would be nice,thanks russ.

    russell boyd March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • The 426 Hemi is hands down king of the drag strip.

    Jeremy Boehm March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Ford 427 "R" code came out in 1963, not 1965

    Ernest George March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • The most powerful engine on this list is the one which pushed the heaviest car to the quickest 1/4 mile et. Can anyone figure out which one that is?

    vikotto March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • What about the Pontiac 427 cross ram, dual overhead cam, five bolt mains, hemi with injection ?

    manofweed1 March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Sooo many good engines during that time. The H.O. 289, the 302 (both Z28 and Boss), the venerable 327, of course the 350, the 383 and 389, both of which lasted for years as standard wonderful performance engines. Of course this show is about the rare ones, but many of us had real cars that were HOT and ran within just a tick of these – there were so many of them out there, and real young people could afford them. Now, a hot Camaro or Mustang starts at $40K and they just go up from there. My last hot one was an '88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe that listed at $18,000 and was a true 145 MPH runner. Of course, the newer ones can actually corner!

    Elaine Mac March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • They broke a lot of k frames with that 426 hemi!

    Mike Adams March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Well great video on Big blocks. But the title was great Muscle car engines. And you dont include arguably the most popular and versatile engine of the V8 era, The Chevy 350 ? Then you missed the point of your video as described by your title. A stock 67 thru 69 Camaro would smoke any of those big block land yachts on any road or track with a curve. (Except perhaps the vette).
    Good info on the video. But misleading title.

    prowling4truth March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Was that Ford 427 a SOHC?

    Mark Patterson March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Great info well presented

    Mark Patterson March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • What is the song for the intro? I like That!

    SoulBrother Number1 March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • 427hp GM !!!!!

    Clemis Lilly March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • A buddy of mine had a duster with a 318 mag SNAPPY !

    Clemis Lilly March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • 396 ci big gm rat motor ! 327 Hp Camaro eng. 389 goat motor. Ford 351 cu Cleveland !!!!!! Dodge mopar 383 m 426 h 440 m !

    Clemis Lilly March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • My first car in 1981 was a 71 GS 455 stage1 convertible, it melted the tires.

    Thinkin Outsidethebox March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Ultimate motor the 426 Hemi. The Daddy of them all! …..Chevy and Ford take note! If you want to be king of the muscle car then you got to build an engine BETTER! You still got time! It’s been 54 years since you both lost the race! Maybe you could help each other build a motor better than the 426 ! Go on….it will be 20 years before EV’s take over the world! Don’t go down in history as LOSERS! At least try to build an engine! Ford Godzilla, bit of a truck engine. Chev LT5 not bad but you both have a long way to go to catch up to HEMISPERICAL ! ❤️💋💎😆.

    Peter Vossos March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • The 426 HEMI is the best, nothing beats a Mopar B/E body with a HEMI!!!

    Frank Rommerts March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Buick 455 Stage 1.
    They called it the Hemi Eater.

    Doug Gibson March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • 429 Boss – Ford
    428 Cobra-jet – Ford
    426 Heni – Dodge
    427 side oiler – GM
    327 w/350 HP heads – GM

    Mark Rogers March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • i bought a brand new 1969 dodge super bee, back in '69 in Vallejo, ca. the 426 eng was not available {according to salesman} the 440 eng was a 'special' order that would take 4 weeks.. so i bought it with the 383 eng.. big mistake!, i should have waited for the 440! the
    383 eng was a good eng but it couldn't get out of its own way! back in '69 there was a lot of factory big horsepower on the street and that 383 didn't cut it.. i did beat a '69 GTO "judge" that had a 389 though. lol

    terry wheatley March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • What about the 426 max wedge ramcharger

    Jameson Krantz March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • My father-in-law left my wife and I 1969 convertible GS 400 stage1 with factory air and power windows 😘🤙🏼 The car is so cool 😎

    Micael Caruso March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Check out the channel 'cars and zebras'. They have stock drag races with every imaginable muscle car.
    Stock trim, head to head….

    John Gault March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Great video. But what about the Ford 427 SOHC? Ford Boss 429? Chev aluminum-block 427 ZL-1 (585 hp)? Chev 327 fuelie (375 hp!)?
    BTW lowered compression ratios always get the blame for reduced power in 1972. It was a only a small factor. To meet new emissions laws, cam profiles were reduced, carbs were leaned out, exhaust gas was recirculated into the carbs, and so on. And engines were now rated in net hp (tested as installed in car) rather than gross hp (accessories disconnected, open exhaust).

    Scott H March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply
  • Love learning about how great American cars were in the day. So I redid a 1969 AMC AMX 390 GO PACK WITH EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION. IT IS BUILT .040 OVER AND IS A BEAST. GREAT VIDEOS. THANKS

    Diane Lee March 21, 2021 4:47 am Reply

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