Register now to get rid of these ads!

What do a 350 and a 292 6cyl weigh?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carlisle1926, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. carlisle1926
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 539

    carlisle1926
    Member

    I have a 37 Chevy truck that I am just starting on. I have a 350 260hp crate motor with an Edelbrock intake and carb with about 30,000 miles on it. I also have a never fired rebuilt 1972 292 Chevy inline 6 bored .30 over, but basically stock. What is the difference in weight? Also does anyone know how much horsepower and and torque the 292 made in 1972?
     
  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,586

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,409

    squirrel
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    probably not much difference.

    edit: looked up the 72 chevy truck specs, the 250 truck is about 100 lbs less than the 307 truck, and the 292 option adds 50 lbs over the 250...so figure the 292 is gonna be about 50 lbs less than the 350

    like I said, not much difference
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,586

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I don't know if that holds up Jim. that 292 on my engine stand in the garage was harder to pick up than a 350 or the 360 Dodge in my van. Those suckers sure seem heavy.

    One source says 440# for a 250 Six and add at least 50 for a 292.

    i dug out my Chevrolet inline six cylinder power manual and there is no notation of engine weight for the 292. I also checked several sources online and none have the 292 listed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,409

    squirrel
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have the parts to both engines somewhere around here...and I'm sure not gonna go to the trouble of weighing them all though....
     
  6. swade41
    Joined: Apr 6, 2004
    Posts: 7,640

    swade41
    Member
    from buffalo,ny

    The sbc should be right at 575 stock and the 292 should be 560 from what I can find.
     
  7. The 292 would look way more bitchin'........IMHO:D
     
  8. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,653

    bobscogin
    Member

    "What do a 350 and a 292 6cyl weigh?"

    If I did the addition correctly, 1,135 pounds.:D

    Bob
     
  9. carlisle1926
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 539

    carlisle1926
    Member

    Thanks guys. That is good enough for me. It doesn't seem that there is enough difference in weight between the two to worry about, so I will probably use the 292 just because it fits in there a little easier without me worrying about steering box clearance etc.
     
  10. Harry o
    Joined: Jan 19, 2012
    Posts: 200

    Harry o
    Member
    from Georgia

    Youre gona love that 292 ... Had one in a dump truck ... Best in line 6 ever made ...
     
  11. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,761

    porknbeaner
    Member

    If you have already fit it I will take your wod for it, as I recall when I pulled the original 6 from my '41 truck on the '76 and put the 292 in it the 292 was a little longer than the original. It was not a problem in the '41 it fint fine but it was longer, maybe in a 36 it would be enough different to be a problem. But like I said if you already fit it then anything I say is a mute point.

    I will say this, I did like the 292 in my '41. I changed the cam for a crane and bolted on a set of hookers and a single 4 bbl and it was quite snappy. I wasn't out running the V-8 crowd but I was keeping up, got a lot of respect for keeping up.
     
  12. Benno, always talking about hookers..........
     
  13. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,761

    porknbeaner
    Member

    Do we have time for a quick hijack and a funny story?
     
  14. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,806

    Truckedup
    Member

    If it involves hookers and you,Yes
     
  15. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,761

    porknbeaner
    Member

    Edit:
    Story too long and really not funny unless you were there. Too far off topic anyway.

    Guess you'll just have to wait for the book. ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  16. carlisle1926
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 539

    carlisle1926
    Member

    Because this truck was originally a 37, when I cut the hood down to fit, it actually seemed to give me about 2" more length in the hood than a 36. I also slid the cab back on the frame 8" from where it would have been in relation to the axle originally. That got my radiator in line with the axle. That also gives me more width between the frame rails at the cab for pedal clearance etc. The one thing that I always disliked about a fenderless Chevrolet with the original style springs, is that the radiator sits way out in front of the axle.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.