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Hot Rods T bucket weight ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JOECOOL, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. JOECOOL
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
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    curious as to what a T bucket weighs ready to go.? small block , auto ,10 bolt ,glass body . Just a basic simple car . Can you do it at 1400 lbs?Thanks ?
     
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  2. steel rebel
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    You can't make 1,400 lbs unless you run an aluminum engine, frame and a small aluminum tranny and small differential. Then it is pretty difficult.

    Mine weighs about 2,000 lbs with a steel body when it had the Mustang engine.
     
  3. RAT "T"
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    MINE WEIGHED IN AT 1900 WITH A BLOWN BBC, TH350 & 9" REAR
     
  4. lake_harley
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    ~1350# with a 215 aluminum Olds V-8 with matching auto transmission, 8" Ford, 2 X 3 X .125" frame rails, sheet metal floor but no interior, full of gas (8 gal?)
     
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  5. tubman
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    I built one in the sixties, 270" Dodge hemi, steel body, etc. I had to have it weighed on certified scales to get it registered. Mine came in at 1835 pounds.
     
  6. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Mine was 1475. Flatty, T5, banjo rear, spun gas tank (half full) , 'glass body w/plywood floor, '40 Ford brakes all on a 2x3 tube chassis. Weighed at the race shop I worked at for a bit.
     
  7. 270dodge
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    Mine was 1900. 350 chebby with a 670 blower and about 400 pounds of lead ballast in the rear section of the frame.
     
  8. tfeverfred
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    My old one was 1,750.
     
  9. krgdowdall
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    Mine ended up at 1870 lb 327ci, Saginaw 4 speed , 10 bolt rear, full tank of gas. Heavier than it could have been built, but it was for the street not the strip.
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  10. denis4x4
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    1900# with Model A running gear
     
  11. butch27
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    Mine is right around 16 80-1690 . Running Ford small block ( 90 lbs. lighter than Chevy) banjo rear and c-4.
     
  12. cs39ford
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    IMG_0424.JPG This one came in at 1575 lbs total performance and glass body steel 350 Sbc. Had it in the 1990s
     
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  13. tubman
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    As an aside; how do the rest of you know how much your car weighed? As I said earlier, I had to have mine weighed on state certified scales to get it registered.
     
  14. cs39ford
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    I live in a farming town. Weight mine on the truck scales at the grain bins
     
  15. DaPeach
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    scrap yards or recyclers usually have drive-up scales too.
     
  16. WTF really
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    My dad has one and I have no idea what it weights. Never thought about it until now 20170922_162913.jpg lol
     
  17. JOECOOL
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    Thanks ,now I have an idea of where I'm at .
     
  18. a boner
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    More closer to 2000lbs. Very few close to 1500 lbs.
     
  19. pnevells
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    Ours is 1800 lbs with aluminum head SBC powerglide 9in ford rear
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  20. greg32
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    Just go to your local drag strip.
     
  21. fuzzface
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    when we shipped a couple of trucks out of the country we had them weighed at a local gravel pit otherwise we were considering the feed mill or going to the scrapyard to have them weighed but the gravel pit was the closest.
     
  22. oldolds
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    A race car shop should have scales as well. They may not be certified. Some places need that for title info.
     
  23. gimpyshotrods
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    Yup. Out my way, for anything that is registered as a truck, even a T, with a diminutive bed, a certified weight verification is required.

    Luckily, there care DMV linked scales all over the place.

    You show them your paperwork, park on the scale, and it is automatically sent to the state.
     
  24. JimSibley
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    My 27 weighs right at 2000 lbs. flathead, steel body, banjo rear and 3 speed stick overdrive.
     

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  25. RacingRoger
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    JOECOOL, I'm curious as to why you initiated the question. For racing? Towing? Then registration came up which I never thought of...
     

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