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Old 10-15-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default 460 weight?

How much does a complete iron 460 weigh? How much weight is shaved by using aluminum heads and intake?

Also, anyone know how much a complete iron head/intake 350 Chevy weighs?
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hm, i keep wondering the same thing. alum head 460 should go 680. pos chevy should go about 550.....bobn

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Guys, what do you think from this? Left side weights are the std. weights which I found from the internet (can't remember from whose web-pages). Right side weights are modified only with the weight of aluminium heads, aluminium intake, aluminium waterpump and I skipped the headers because there are so many variations. This should get you in the ballbark. If there is something you disagree please let me know.

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The figures I have read before list a fully dressed (I guess thats pants and a shirt, etc. :shock: ) iron 460 at 720lbs.

You can reduce about 30lbs per head and 30lbs for intake. Total est weight 630lbs.

I'm sure others here have the actual numbers.

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598 IDT block A460 heads with .250 motor plate, peterson wet/vac,elec. water pump.No carb, stater,exhaust or fluids. 636lbs on REBCO chassis scales
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Yep, there are some items missing like;
- fan blades & clutch
- flexplate or flywheel

and maybe something else, but this chart was made to compare the different engine's weights in oem condition and after aluminium head, intake, waterpump upgrade. All the aluminium parts were actually scaled, FE waterpump, Weiand aluminium 429, etc.

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Weight analysis, engine system 3.00, model year 1973, 429-4V, auto trans
SYSTEM COMPONENT WEIGHT

3,01 BASIC ENGINE SUBSYSTEM 563,04
3,02 ENGINE LUBRICATION SUBSYSTEM 26,22
3.03* ENGINE COOLING SUBSYSTEM 19,25
3,09 VALVE TRAIN SUBSYSTEM 33,56

SUB TOTAL 642,07

3,03 ENGINE COOLING (FINAL LINE)
RADIATOR 20,70
RADIATOR CAP 0,14
ENGINE COOLANT 41,00
FAN SHROUD 3,50
FAN SHROUD (ATT. PARTS) 0,16
FAN 2,67
FAN SPACER 0,40
FAN (ATT. PARTS) 0,16
HOSE & CLAMP ASSY. (UPPER) 0,92
HOSE & CLAMP ASSY. (LOWER) 1,15

SUB TOTAL 70,80

3.04# CARBURATION & AIR CLEANER NA

3,05 ACCESSORY DRIVE SUBSYSTEM
ALTERNATOR BRACKETS 1,12
ALTERNATOR ADJ. ARM 0,59
ALTERNATOR BRKT. (ATT. PARTS) 0,59
CRANKSHAFT PULLEY 4,70
WATERPUMP PULLEY 2,79
BELT- ALT. BELT 0,19
BELT- P/S DRIVE 0,33
BELT- A/C DRIVE
BELT- THERMACTOR

SUB TOTAL 10,31

3.06# STARTER SUBSYSTEM NA

3.07# IGNITION SUBSYSTEM NA

3,08 EMISSION
THERMACTOR
SPARK CONTROL
NOx CONTROL 3,00
VAL. ASSY-C/C VENT + PTS 0,95

SUB TOTAL 3,95

TOTAL 727,13


* ONLY THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE PART OF THE BASIC ENGINE
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hm, i keep wondering the same thing. alum head 460 should go 680. pos chevy should go about 550.....bobn

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I weoghed mine before I installed it in my fairlane. Here is the stats.545 cid, aluminum super cobra jet heads, victor intake 1050 dominator, stock dist, flex plate, large starter, aluminum water pump,aluminum valve covers. weighed it on my old farm scale as I call it. It is accurate I checked with my weight on another scale. 576 lbs It is now a bit lighter I think, as I have added a meziere water pump and a small geared starter. :shock:
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thanks, thats lighter than i figured...good news...bobn
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at work on our certified scales my 71 model 460 block weighed 220lbs.
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iron stock 429-460 =640lbs www.fordcobraengines.com/engineweights
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Default iron headed sbc weighs

Sbc chevys w/ iron heads typically weigh around 525lbs
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