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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jeff Norwell
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    I ran out to the transfer station today and always wanted to know the dry weight of the Diamond.
    More than I expected.... 2816 lbs.....or for you Metric cats....1280 kg.
    Damn iron head hemis.....:)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. eaglebeak
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    Jeff;
    Did you ever get in touch with the original builder of the truck? Did you get any information from those that knew him?
    Dave J. in Victoria, BC
     
  3. Jeff Norwell
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    Dave... the original builder died years ago.... Gerald Watson.
     
  4. Anderson
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    A gentleman never asks and a lady never tells!
     

  5. belair
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    2816 pounds of cool.
     
  6. Jeff Norwell
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    ha ha :)
     
  7. 117harv
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    Are those remote oil canisters for exhaust dumps it looks like they are, damn thats a good idea.
     
  8. flamintruck
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    I have a Crosley engine that I will be glad to swap for that old iron head hemi to help with your weight loss.
     
  9. Jeff
    That seems a bit heavy. But it is a steel cab and I imagine that the frame is beefed up to support the hemi??
    My roadster weighs 2308 full of fuel. Only 8 more lbs on the right verses the left. Front to back is within 10lbs
     
  10. Jeff Norwell
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    Yes... Dean Lowe made me do it.:)
     
  11. olskoolspeed
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  12. ynottayblock
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    Jeff I saw at waterdown you changed the wheel tire combo, it looks good. I was gonna stop by and say hi, but you had a crowd around it everytime I passed by.
     
  13. big creep
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    thats still really light for that huge mill you have there!
     
  14. Jeff Norwell
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    Fuzzy... yea .steel cab....and a very HD frame....but if i was a betting man..i would have said around 2500 lbs.....

    I was always curious... but maybe the transfer station has rigged the scales to get more money ha ha ha

    It was something i always wanted to know.
     
  15. Mr48chev
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    3460 the last time the 48 went across the scales. But that may have included me along with it.
     
  16. Jeff Norwell
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    Dude,, you should have hollered out!
     
  17. Originally Posted by belair [​IMG]
    2816 pounds of cool.

    x2 really cool

     
  18. Jeff Norwell
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    ... interesting...
    I dunno why..but I am fascinated by this whole weight deal...i remember reading all about weight aspects and power to weight ratios on muscle cars from looking back in 60's performance mags...when they did a breakdown on a revue of a ... lets say new roadrunner or chevelle....but on hotrods not so much.
     
  19. need louvers ?
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    The '48 Plym, my self, about a weeks worth of traveling gear, and fuel weighs 3188#. But the weight balance is 45/55. Petty damn cool way to amuse yourself in the middle of the night several hundred miles away from home... weighing the car that is.
     
  20. Jeff, any idea how much of that is engine?
     
  21. holeshot
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    DAMN JEFF...before i saw your biamond P/U. I thaught you had gone BONKER'S, or went to work for the CIRCUS! HA!...POP.
     
  22. 117harv
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    There was an article in one of the hot rod mags in the late 80's if i remember right. They took a full size caddy and ran it down the 1/4 mile in stock trim and recorded the best time. They then preceded to remove weight abit at a time and make more runs recording the times. They eventually got down to just the sub structure with no roof doors trunk etc, and got to the point where areodinamics/safety was a concern but they took almost 4 seconds off the clock and i think almost 2000 lbs.
     
  23. ynottayblock
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    I was going to but you had a crowd, didnt want to bother you. When I came back later you were gone. But that was a hell of a turnout there on the saturday...I cant remember seeing so many cars there.
     
  24. JeffreyJames
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    Well at least I know what my '32 needs to come in under when it's finished to dust your ass at Lancaster (Dunn Tire) speedway. Who am I kidding, that thing is going to make me curl into a fetal position.
     
  25. hot rod pro
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    236.5 I've lost 60#s since January 5th.:D

    -Danny
     
  26. Jeff Norwell
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    I think in the area of 700-750 lbs.... the nine in the back is heavy too.....
    :)
     
  27. Why Do I Look FAT ?? >>>>.
     
  28. Jeff Norwell
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    HA HA...we can benchrace and tell lies!! hahah


    If you lose anymore Danny and turn sideways..I ain't gonna see you!:)

    great stuff pal..congrats!!
     
  29. gnichols
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    Wow... perfect in so many ways. I'm afraid to weigh mine, but it is always something I felt you needed to do to your ride. Luckily, I can't find a scale close! Gary
     
  30. Von Rigg Fink
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    I wouldnt have thought it would weigh that much..guess maybe i under estimated my Tudor's weight too..guess i will see when im done

    sweet truck man
     

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