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How much does your T or A weigh?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J Man, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. J Man
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
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    J Man
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    from Angola, IN

    The lighter rod you have and the more power you have makes for a faster car (common sense). So who out there actually knows the weight of their car and takes the weight into consideration when building their car?
     
  2. I weighted my roadster with me in it and it was 2100 lbs. with me in it and I am 180lbs
    also my sedan weights 2400
     

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  3. at this point the A is about 220# and the T 280#. seriously built the flamed A in the 80's with a 427 and it scaled 2450#.
     

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  4. 61bone
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 890

    61bone
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    My T coupe scales at 2230
     

  5. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 435

    Craig Owens
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    I weighed my 30 Model A coupe on a Bekins Moving Co. certified scale, and it weighed 2480 pounds. Since then, I've added aluminum door panels, some sound deadener in the floor and a rubber floor mat, so it's safe to call it an even 2500 pounds. This was with a full tank of gas (16 gallons), but no one in the car. In the build process, I kept it in mind to add no un-necessary weight, so without taking extra measures to go light (ie: no floors or just partial floors, no glass, aluminum heads, etc), I don't know how you'd cut that weight by much.
    Craig
     
  6. Defisch
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
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    Defisch
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    from Hudson FL.

    Mine weighs 2140 with a flatty.
     
  7. Dad's A weighs 2200lbs 302W powered.
     
  8. My 29 Roadster weighs in at 2340 lbs. It's fiberglass and I was surprised at the number, but you really don't save any weight with a glass car because of the steel reinforcing and I went a little overboard on the steel in mine. Small block Chevy and TH350. Rated at 275 HP. Plenty strong enough for an old guy!!:eek:
     
  9. Speedsterinc
    Joined: May 27, 2008
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    Speedsterinc
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    The Lil Truck weights 1708.
     
  10. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,572

    srosa707
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    from Sacramento

    Mine weighs just at 2300.
     
  11. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,955

    gas pumper
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    My T is 1740lbs on a junkyard scale without me and with 5 gal gas. The guy at the yard says the scale is right. 283 T-5 glass bucket. No frills.
     
  12. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    langy
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    My T weighs in at 1660lbs, I have 330bhp :D

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  13. Roadsterpu
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 895

    Roadsterpu
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    29 RPU with a small block 2140 pounds
     
  14. My glass T weighs 1840 with 960 on the front and 880 on the rear without me in it, 80 lbs. off 50/50, with my 230 lb. ass in it probably rear heavy. Power to weight is great but it doesn't hook worth a shit.
     
  15. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    The Peter Beater weighed 1460 w/Flatty and 5 speed and a half tank gas.
     
  16. Model A John
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Model A John
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    from wichita ks

    My '31 A coupe weighs 2300 lbs. without driver. Fenderless, SBC, steel wheels, unfinished interior, 9" rear, 2x3 frame.
     
  17. hollywood 423
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
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    hollywood 423
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    from west ohio

    My 28 coupester with no fenders and banger power was 2000 even on the elevator scales last week..
     
  18. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,146

    Hot Rod Bob
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    from T-ville Ky

    My A sedan weighed 2560,full fender.
     
  19. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    My old T Roadster weighs 1750# wet with no one aboard. 283/alum. PG/57 Chevy rear/CAE sprint car front end/56 Pickup steering/ 40 brakes up front/CalAuto glass body.
     
  20. BBobb
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,865

    BBobb
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    I am at 2460 lbs with my fat ass sitting in her

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  21. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,359

    2002p51
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    1,941 pounds. Glass body, steel hood, 8BA with C4 trans.

    Weighed on a set of those electronic race scales.
     

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