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Offline Tonycando

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Front end weight with a V8 ??
« on: April 09, 2015, 12:59:40 PM »
Has anyone checked what the weight was on the front with a V8 swaped in,I am looking into a QA1 coil over shock for my 71 and and they are guessing a 16 to 1700 pound weight and a 600 lb spring, are they pretty close with their guess or what are your thoughts on this.

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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 09:37:30 PM »
Tony, I moved my motor back 4'' and I'm @ 1600 on front & 1400 rear. I would think 1700 should be real close. Bud
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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 06:55:15 AM »
When I first got my car (302w & T-5) I went to the self scales east of town.
Weighed the front, then whole car, then back.
Wrote it all down........an d have not seen the note since !
So, I'm no help  ;D

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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 09:46:25 AM »
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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 08:42:05 PM »
Also depends on motor and heads. Cause a LS1 weighs  pretty close to what a turboed 2.3 weighs so springs could be a lot closer to stock were as a big block is gonna weigh a ton more.
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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 12:36:18 AM »
I have a 76 wagon with v8, 4 speed, and 8" rear from an MII.  Engine is set back enough that radiator is still behind the support.  Front is 1560, rear is 1380 lbs.  (53/47)  Hope this helps.
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Re: Front end weight with a V8 ??
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 09:52:30 AM »
1971 sedan. 289 with alluminum heads and a C-4 auto

weights with passenger and driver
Total 1280kg.  2821lbs
700kg front. 1543lbs
580kg rear.  1278lbs