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Not a Honda question. ~How much does a cast iron big block V8 and tranny weigh?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by SlushboxTeggy, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Like the title says, about how much does a cast iron big block V8 and tranny weigh? I realize that weight will vary from one to another but I'm just looking for a ballpark.

    I'm about to buy a shell with a blown engine in it that I would need to ship or tow. Well the vehicle sits at a little over 6000 lbs right now which I have recently realized is damn near impossible to tow without a serious truck. If the engine and trans are a substantial weight, I might be able to pull it (It's junk strap metal at this point anyway) and tow it somewhat more easily. So about how much does a cast iron big block V8 and trans weigh?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    it weighs exactly ___lbs more than my nuts

    get that number right and theres your answer


    honestly i have no fucking idea how much it would weigh.... but try checking the shipping weights on something like Jegs or JCWhitney... that might get you a ballpark #
     
  3. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Dry weight of the average Big Block Chevy is about 600-700 lbs dependign on heads/intake/carb...

    Tranny is probably 150-250lbs depending on type of tranny.
     
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    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    Indeed, its somewhere under 1000lbs, probably around 800lbs.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Too many different SB and BBs to give you exact numbers. Quite a few SB/BB Chevy's aren't cast iron.

    What vehicle did you get and do you have any numbers/info on what kind of engine it is?
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    That part is kind of going to be a suprise. I feel like I'd get flamed about this build before I take some tools to it. I'll tell you that its not a chevy.

    But I like the idea about shipping weights on Jegs or JCW.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Caddy or an Olds?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So what the hell is it?
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    why is this in the auto multimedia forum? :)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It's not! :p
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    a TH350 weighs closer to 300 lbs than 200. The engine, complete, is well over 500 pounds.
     
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    If he's talkin big block the trans will probably be a TH400. That is if it's a GM
     
  13. NissanNiNjA2nd

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    Big block 454, 635lbs th350, 265lbs.
     
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