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Old 09-26-2003, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought some of you might be interested in this. I weighed my motor complete minus the tranny, converter and starter. It weighed 420-lbs with everything just (including wiring harness and ECM)as you would sit it in a Regal. I weighed the 200-4R seperately w/ a 10-in non-L/U converter. It weighed in at 162-lbs. Add those two together and you have a grand total of 580-lbs for the T/R drivetrain. I am going to weigh the LS-1 motor and wiring harness that I have tomorrow sometime. I will post those results as well. Cheers !!!

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Old 09-26-2003, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always wondered what my stuff weighed, cool information. Thanks! headbang
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420 ....

Is this with stock starter, a/c, p/s and then TB to oil pan and headers with turbo attached?

I've seen weights for them less intake and only shortblock with heads of 375lbs. I am curious what the LS1/T56 combo weighs. The T56 transmission will be less as it has no torque convertor and they are supposed to be near identical weights (Th200-4R vs. T56)

Keep us posted Jim....

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Old 09-28-2003, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got the LS-1 motor weighed today with all the accesories attached (A/C, P/S, Alt, wiring harness, ECM; etc. Believe it or not it weighed in at 481-LBS !!! That is only 61-LBS more than the TB. Keep in mind that the Buick was weighed with all accessories inluding the turbo, intercooler, ECM, wiring harness, headers and DP.

As for the starter, it was weighed with the tranny (200-R4, 10-in converter, flywheel and starter.) It weighed in at 160-lbs. Hope this helps. I will be weghing the T-56, clutch, starter and flywheel tomorrow. I will let ya'll know what I find. Cheers !!!

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Cool, now all we need to do is find out how much the rotary motor weighs so we can shut those clowns up

Jim, how in the world are you weighing this stuff?
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Great thread!

This go into a FAQ thing.... If we had one of those
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Jim-
thanks again for the great info. Stock Buick starter is about 22lbs and the flexplate I imagine is around 8-10lbs.

Wild that the LS1 is only about 60lbs more. The power of aluminum .
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a state run (That means it is scaled quarterly by the State for acuracy.) scale for farmers right down the road. It is only $5.00 to weigh anything. So I take the stuff down there, unload it and weigh it. Pretty cool; no? Now I just gotta weigh the T-56. Cheers !!!

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P.S.- I wonder where I can find a rotary motor to weigh !!! If I find anything I will let ya'll know. Cheers !!!

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Buick starter is 18.5lbs. The Mini-Starter is 8.5lbs.
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