Like many American men of a certain age, the first internal-combustion automobile engine we became familiar with was the small block Chevrolet V-8. In our case, it was the least-powerful 350 ever made, but it was still a 350. Small blocks look archetypical to us because they are. It is the metric by which we judge the normalcy of an engine. Mister Jalopy, however, has more arcane tastes. Much, much more arcane tastes, and as such he's been daydreaming about this corroded hunk of an Auburn Lycoming engine which didn't hit reserve on eBay. We can't say we blame him.
Auburn Lycoming Engine [Jalopy Junktown]
Mister Jalopy on Street Racing in Modest Automobiles [Internal]