Originally posted by divertom
understandable that the noise to some is bad. But who cannot like to the idle groan of a v8, just sitting off waiting to have the throttle applied to it. I am such a v8 fan, my car even is a v8. I stuck with a v6 outboard as I thought a v8 model would cost waaaaaaaaayyy too much on fuel, especially two stroke.
Well I have had to take a view from the opposite side as I´ve witnessed and fought against closing of two racetracks that I have been VIGOURUSLY fought for since I was a kid as I´ve spent many hours in them, the Other has been the home for all our Finnish F1 drivers.
Just Yesterday I witnessed to the sweet sound a 66 Nova SS makes with Fenderwell headers and a close to 600hp SB on pump gas ( had to as I´ve built the engine and had to adjust thew fuel levels on the carb)-today we broke the rear axle of it playing around with it on the street and the thing has a 12 Bolt Chevy rear with a Diff for chrissakes!
Back to square one but it´s a definite 11 sec 1/4 mile machine in streettrim I can assure you.
FYI I own 2 BigBlock Muscle cars ( a 70 SS 396 El Camino and a 65 GS Buick convert), 2 Corvettes, one Trans Am GTA and 3 racecars with one being a Z/28 Camaro at 670hp and an Aluminum Donovan engine..them other two are only Alfa Romeos one being a Bertone GTV raced by a former F1 and Gulf Porsche 917 driver among others so I certainly do adore the sound of a stout engine at idle or full battlecry, question is does my family members then?
And I forgot to mention about the 65 Nova Funny car project we have together with the SS Nova Guy...
I must just say to you that you haven´t listened enough of engines to get "enough of the noise".
I have or my ears have so I enjoy the quietness too, but the quietness doesn´t happen in a sailboat either not at least when competing believe me!
I haven´t for example found a sailboat in rough weather to be any quieter to the passengers than a motorboat no matter what type of exhaust or speed ( the spectators are another thing)!
Sometimes the wind and all add up to even more noise and you´d wish youd be in a powerboat instead !
PS.Just a few hours ago I´ve located 3 Johnson GT300 engines that I figure out to put into something nice like an Argo 21 Cat for example (only one at a time thou...)... :-)