What does a motor weigh?

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What does a motor weigh?

Postby SWAMP SHAKER » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:59 pm

I'm hoping somebody can tell me how much a SBC weighs. It's a 383 completely dressed... Carb, dist. pulleys, ect. Everything but headers. Thanks in advance!
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby Maxx121 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:21 pm

aluminum or iron heads?
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby Kpeterson » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:25 pm

If its all iron id say between 500-600 lbs. Minus somewhere around 80 pounds if you have aluminum heads.

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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby BigJakesrq » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:25 pm

With iron heads around 500

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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby SWAMP SHAKER » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:16 pm

Aluminum heads, iron block. So approx. 500 lbs? Probably gonna need more than two people to get it in the truck!!! :scratch:
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby SouthRiver » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:12 pm

Two average people should be fine :salute:
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby JAMES » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:39 pm

if u got nuts and no acorns u can do it.. me and a buddy my sz picked my caddie up and put it in my dodge ram bed that had 36"tires and a 6" lift im a big young strong guy i guess that helped :wink: u should do fine lift with your knees not your back lol keep them nuts swingin :lol:
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby Kpeterson » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:43 pm

Work smarter not harder, if you got a lift use it, dont risk your back its not worth it.

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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby watersports7 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:49 am

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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby Airboat Hunter » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:27 pm

a Iron head sbc is around 525 give or take. i Have a Iron head SBC 383 on my airboat .
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby watersports7 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:58 am

Airboat Hunter wrote:a Iron head sbc is around 525 give or take. i Have a Iron head SBC 383 on my airboat .


with any type of reduction, your looking at an 'easy' 600 pounds.
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby Airboat Hunter » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:22 am

My motor and my ch3 belt is around 650+ lbs. I have it on a 13x7 alum hull
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Re: What does a motor weigh?

Postby mudkat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:09 pm

400 sbc alum heads and water pump.no carb or dist. with 2.68 rotator drive 473 lbs on my certified digital scale.


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