Who Else Gets Goosebumps From Engines Revving?

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  1. nomadh

    nomadh Well-Known Member

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    Music can give me goosebumps. Sometimes its guitars but more often it's a singer reaching for that note. Maybe it's both of us knowing he is figuratively risking blowing apart his gear box or missing the shift to put put it in race terms. But nothing gives me goosebumps like a screaming engine reaching for its red line. I was down a rabbit hole watching the story of the last le mans winning ferrari before the gt40 wins. It was a private 250 lm. So I wanted to hear what its 3.3 litre 12 sounded like. They were right. It was glorious.
    Check out 9:10 for the soundz


    Post videos where the tone gives goosebumps.
     
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    I'm a fan of all sorts of internal combustion engines.

    Some favorite sounds:

    An American V8 with a big cam and little exhaust...

    The twin cylinder John Deere

    The Harley-Davidson V Twin

    The Voodoo 5.2l Mustang GT350
     
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    Long time circle track crew guy here, in fact I've spent way too much time supporting that when I should have been doing music. Its pretty interesting how arriving at the track and hearing the engines will pump your adrenaline.

    But I like the sound of aircraft jets also. I used to work for an airline and had access to the runway. Being next to a jet on takeoff, when you can hear the individual turbines whirring under load, is a unique experience.
     

  4. Mickey

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    It was July 18, 1970 at the British GP at the Brands Hatch circuit. I had just opened a cold can of beer.
    My first time at a Formula1 race.
    We were at the hairpin and when the V12 Ferraris came thru there downshifting like crazy
    the beer can made my hand "tingle" so much I couldn't hold on to it!
    Looking around, I saw that everyone else around there had the same problem! :)

    Jochen Rindt made it look easy. He won the World Driving Championship that year.
    Posthumously. :(
    He died in a crash at Monza (Italian GP.)
     
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    Not goosebumps, but I do feel my testosterone surge when I watch this video.

    My favorites are the blown 468 cube big block Chevy at 0:34 and the 1650 cubic inch Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 at 2:04. If you don't feel like a man watching this, ya better check down the front of your trousers and make sure you have all your parts.

     
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    Father in Law has a 3 liter 12 Ferrari, biggest pita motor ever to rebuild, it's like putting a puzzle together.
     
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    I was fortunate to have been able to attend the 1985 Indy 500. I'll never forget the sounds and vibrations of the cars as they passed us each lap around. We were on the infield just one layer away from the press crews and photographers ..the guy that invited us was some corporate big shot that went to Business School with my friend and he had an RV with a crows nest to watch the race from a great spot.
     
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    Not I, but I dislike loud noises and I'm really fascinated by electric cars. When it does come to automotive racing it's the Pike's peak event and rally car racing that excite me the most. And with Pike's peak, electric race cars have an advantage in the ultimate division at high altitude due to their lack of need for oxygen for combustion. Even with rally car racing, it's about more than just speed.

    Pike's Peak:

     
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    And you're on a guitar site? :grinning:

    My favourite motor sounds are simple -- Ferrari V8 (F355 is a fave) an Aston Martin V12, a Ford Mustang with the Coyote, and......


    My old SVT Contour. That thing, pulling up the hill near my house in third, sounded amazing. I would post a video, but I have never seen one that got it right. When the secondaries opened up, the intake noise sounded godlike. And if it ever needed a 3.0 Duratec swap, I would make sure it got the entire SVT intake chain, just to keep that sound.
     
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    It's been an issue for me at concerts. I like music. I like the guitar. I can't quite deal with the volume in some venues. I wear earplugs.
     
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    Yeah pretty much all concerts in large and small venues are way too loud...I think it's a fact that most of the patrons are habitual concert attendees (regulars on the circuit) and their hearing has been impaired so much that sound engineers just turn it up loud so they can hear the band....ha ha
     
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    Mercedes C63 v8 playing with the cops. I have the same engine in my ML63 suv.




    The Union Pacific Big Boy
     
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    Yamaha XS1100 with the 4 into 2 exhaust or any 1 liter or bigger motorcycle 4 cylinder with a 4 into 2 exhaust.
    Yamaha SR400/500 with a free flowing exhaust. Big singles sound great, thumping along.

    The original Honda CB750 with the 4 into 4 exhaust.

    The old Triumph Trident 750.

    US made V8 engines with 2 chamber Flowmasters or with glass packs or sidepipes.

    Radial aircraft engines. If you don't get an erection when running up one of these engines, you need to turn in your man card. They have a tone and bass and percussion and throb that can't be matched. I'm talking instant hard on. It resonates through your body like shooting a .50 BMG at an indoor range.
     
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    Cool video. If you like that v12 merlin I saw one in action at pebble beach concourse. It was a crazy car where a guy stretched an old rolls and put one of those v12s in it. He could only run it about 8 min on a tank of gas so couldn't start it when I saw him. Later I saw him heading to the trailer. Sounded just like the video. He popped the clutch and lit those skinny silly tires up. It was. Crazy. I think I have video somewhere.
     
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    The vw with the radial engine is badass too.:hearteyecat:
     
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    Indycars at full song, Ferarri F1 V12 engine at 15000 revs.....yea that is music to my ears as well
     
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    Totally jealous of that.....never been to a F1 race only Indycars
     
  18. Mickey

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    The difference is day & night.
    Fortunately, I had a friend back then who had his own F1 team with Graham Hill as his driver.
    Was handy for getting into the pits at Silverstone and taking many pictures.

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    Graham Hill was the only person ever to:
    Win the World Driving Championship (twice.)
    Indy (on his first try)
    Le Mans (on his first try.)
    And he was about the funniest guy I've ever met.
    He could have earned a good living as a standup comic. :)
     
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    Love the sound of the Austin engines with the all cast iron head, standard big cams and original british peco exhaust system is truly an exhaust note to die for.
     
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