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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 03, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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say a 454 w/ aluminum heads and intake?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 03, 03:15 PM
 
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I gotta feeling that it should weight somewhere around 635 pounds or maybe 640 or so b/c a complete all iron, ready to run 454 weighs right at 685 or so pounds, or so I have read.

If you type in "engine weight list" on yahoo, you will get to a really long compilation of various engine weights and reading it is very interesting, or at least it was to me..

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thanks PDQ ! Looks like my 750 lb engine stand will suffice.
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You might want to make a vertical "T" crank snout/damper cradle for it out of some 2x4 and 1x stuff to help the frontend load, plus be real careful rotating it by standing on the floor pieces. Plus maybe a cross front or rear brace to the floor to make it into a four wheeler thing...

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I wouldn't trust the 750 engine stand. I have mine on a 1000 lb and it scares me still.

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Depends on how long the rat has been dead...........

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 03, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info guys.

I guess the wt of the rat would also depend on how he died....i.e. if run over by a garbage truck, he might be pretty light, especially if it's sun dried rat [img]graemlins/waving.gif[/img] .
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