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What's YOUR Weight?

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

  1. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    No wonder it AutoCrosses so well.
  2. #### Eat Mo Sausage !! And you can get it to an even 2600## >>>>.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  3. ron0257
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 65


    3180 lbs. without me. Certified for DMV. The 340 pulls it around just fine. DMV had my other A 100 recorded as 3000 lbs., so I think that's close. Ron
  4. Fraz
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,818

    from Dixon, MO

    The Byooik sits at 4770 with half tank of gas. Put me and a full tank we're a touch over 5000lbs
  5. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,483


    2440 lbs. with 11 gallons of fuel and 200 lbs. of me so right around 2160 lbs dry. We have a digital scale at work for loaded semi trucks to drive over, so one of the first things I did was take the sedan over it as soon as it was up and running.

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  6. DirtyJohn
    Joined: Sep 9, 2009
    Posts: 1,065


    2515 without me and zero boom juice.
  7. 117
    Nope just motor!!! Complete
  8. MarkKoch
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
    Posts: 294

    from Maryland

    When I picked up my 48 style master I looked up the specs and was shocked to see only 3,020-3,115 .I couldn't believe it.My 01 mustang has 800 pounds on my 48.A friend asked what my car weighs and he answered his own question quickly"5,000 pounds" and laughs.I said no 3,000 and he just looked at me
  9. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    from SUGAR CITY

    While we are on the weight subject let me ask you a few questions. How far back should one set an engine back before it becomes non beneficial? Say someone had a HEMI and was putting it in a coupe and wanted to place some of that weight on the rear. I want to build my car like a mid 50's drag car. The class I'd be shooting for in 1954 state no more then 25% of the wheel base. would 10% be just as effective? What ratio front to back is desired for drag racing....or land speed racing?

    Also should I be shooting for less the 2600lbs to be competitive?
  10. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    Behind the rear bumper...too far.
  11. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    My roadster was weighed by UPS at the Street Rod Nats a few years ago. 2455 with my pudgy little self in the seat, a half tank of gas, and lots of travelling stuff in the rumble.
  12. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    1931 model A coupe BBC 871 blower full tank full cage
    Total =2744
    Front =1377 50.3%
    Rear =1357 49.6%
    Left =1377 50.3%
    Right =1357 49.6%
  13. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,125


    Clearly your truck weighs too much Jeff. I'll make all your problems go away by coming up there and taking it to my house. This way you'll never have to worry about your truck weighing so much.
  14. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 549


    I'd like to think we're gonna keep the longroof under 4000, but we'll see. Dad and I are making wagers. He thinks it'll be a svelt 3600 or 3700, I asked can I have some of your meds:D.

    I'd love to eavesdrop on your conversation-
    "Hey, does this HEMI make my truck look fat?"

    Cool ride man!

    In comparison to newer cars, remember that the GVW on the placard(for newer cars) is not exactly truthful. I have no legitimate proof, but I see that neons weigh 3700+ pounds. Bullshit. It's an easier way for the manufacturers to get the average fuel consumption numbers in their favor if they say it weighs heavier and gets "X" amount of miles per gallon. Maybe to get CAFE off their back.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  15. Neon 2581 to 2712 depending on trim level. I think the 3700 is GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) which means total allowable weight with passengers, cargo etc.
    Has nothing to do with trying to trick the CAFE number or anything else. It's legit.
  16. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    I was told that the big rig scales could be + or- a couple hundred #'s. My roadster was 2350 with me in it on the big truck scale. The lincoln y block ain't light.
  17. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,882

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member


    Ha ha aaha:)
  18. My 31 Pontiac is a pig. With a tank of gas and me ( I'm a pig too) we tip the scales at 3250. Darned hemi and cast 833 sure don't help but it's worth it!
  19. been wanting to weigh my topolino....just got to rollin stage..lacking some tin, glass and coolant system...315 hemi...wc t-5....olds rear ....figure glass and tin ect is about 200 lbs ..max..although i've added 35 feet of 3/4" x 1/8" square tubing to the real frameing inside of it when i got it...not much frameing when built.........gotta round up a trailer i guess

    although i can lift the front end till the model a spring (posies super slider with cut down leaves) streches way out..felt heavy so i didn't push it for trying to get the wheels off the ground..i ain't no youngin no more
  20. jerry sezar
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 95

    jerry sezar

    My '26 T coupe weighs #1725 with me in it and a full tank of Trick race fuel (3.87gallons). Cost $8.14lb to build and runs like stink. RHRASNF
  21. mastadon
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 168


    Year's ago I had a 66 HEMI Coronet,4-speed with a Dana 60 it was a hair over 3700.HEMI power made it feel light unless you were going slow and had to turn.:eek:
  22. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    from Kent, Wa

    that is close to what 29 sedan weighed
  23. outlaw56
    Joined: Mar 28, 2010
    Posts: 105

    from Hines, MN

    MMMMMMMMMM, 3580# for the 56 wit bbc, 904 case ST10, Ford 9 and me in it. For all who hate 4wheel drives--3700# for 59 willys p/u, 357sbc, sm420, divorced 205, custom box and 40" three stage lugs.
  24. My weighs in 2220, that was at the Hot Rod Reunion with 1/2 tank of fuel and a case of beer in the back.

    By the way the Jeff, I like those tires and rims, looks real kool.


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