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How much does a typical flathead V8 weigh???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fat Hack, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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    Fat Hack
    from Detroit

    I've seen a few charts showing how much most 'modern' OHV automotive mills weigh...but does anyone have any idea as to what a typical early or late Ford flathead V8 weighs complete???

    They seem like they might be quite hefty...but are they really???

  2. blown49
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,213

    Member Emeritus

    I think 650# with standard 3-speed tranny.
  3. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,481

    Mr. Mac

    525 with no trans.
  4. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
    Posts: 2,512


    You can subtract a couple of pounds if it's a CANADIAN flathead; with aluminum heads, aluminum cam gear cover and an aluminum intake. (the stock ones)
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  5. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
    Posts: 7,715

    Fat Hack
    from Detroit

    Thanks guys...I was kinda curious to see how they compared to a small block Ford in weight...looks like they fall closer to SBC heft!!
  6. I think they were heavy enough to use all of these in anchoring the Titanic before its maiden voyage.
    Thats how the practice of the Naval Flotation Test #1A00023 began.
    All the stock 8BA Distributors floated to the top and they had to remove them to get it to sink.

  7. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,315


    Well that was original.

    The Titanic sunk in 1912. Rent the movie again and stop staring at Leonardo DeCrapio so much.....

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