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Article debunking Flat Plane Crank hype

I saw this article the other day and I thought I should share.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/flat-...d-stephen-kim/

I don't care if a traditional crank will make more powah

I still want a GT350 or barring that a flat plane crank for my 302 (would need COPs to change firing order) OR 180 degree headers for my lemons car.... Just for the sound.

Oh, that glorious sound.
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The sound is actually the most overhyped aspect to me, crossplane V8s were never lacking in that department. The GT350 sounds like an angry Subaru.

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As far as sound goes I don't care what planet you live on nothing beats the symphony that you hear when you slap a set of Webbers on .. that is from a drivers aspect ..
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The sound is actually the most overhyped aspect to me, crossplane V8s were never lacking in that department. The GT350 sounds like an angry Subaru.
Interesting. I'll have to listen again. I like the sound of the GT350 but subarus, angry or not, sound like angry goats to me.

That being said, my next car for the wife will likely be a Subaru wagon.

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It's hard to describe without me making sound effects, but the "tone" is pretty typical V8, just with treble turned up a few notches, it's the burble and goat like delivery that's very Subaruish. It's not a bad thing, it's just way less exotic sounding than I expected(Ferrari V8) I still think SN95 4V Cobras sound best of the Mustang noise heirchy, GT350 is second, booting 5.0 H.0. Foxbodies to third.

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It's hard to describe without me making sound effects, but the "tone" is pretty typical V8, just with treble turned up a few notches, it's the burble and goat like delivery that's very Subaruish. It's not a bad thing, it's just way less exotic sounding than I expected(Ferrari V8) I still think SN95 4V Cobras sound best of the Mustang noise heirchy, GT350 is second, booting 5.0 H.0. Foxbodies to third.
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Its simple why market the Crank, its easier for people to see that than valve train geometry and cam profiles and why .001" matters let alone .0001".

Like how he states Cross plane makes more power and cites a Pro Stock car which measures life in minutes not years. While taking about harmonics why not mention king of the hill I-6.

IMO its just a continuation of the Ford-Ferrari feud. Ford once again saying anything you can do we can do better and cheaper.

Cross plane engines in racing has has more to do with rules than performance (NASCAR just recently using fuel injection and still useing 350CID engines. On "Stock" cars?)

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