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Post subject: Weight of a Slant 6 Engine (Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:48 am) Reply with quote

bigblockdart.com has a new tech section. There is a table they have
listing stock engine weights. They claim the stock SL 6 weight is 525 lbs.
They also say the 273-340's were 525 lbs.
Is it really true that the Slant 6 and the 340 weigh the same?
This would surprise me, as of course I thought the SL6 weighed less.


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Post subject: (Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:50 am) Reply with quote

hi, thats right. slants don't have anything that is "lite" on them. ron


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Post subject: (Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:39 am) Reply with quote

When it takes three people to move something, I would call it heavy indeed Laughing, how do people ever get it on an engine stand?! Shocked



We were playing with our lifes when we were looking for ways to get it up there,..



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Post subject: (Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:42 am) Reply with quote

three people to move it i picked mine out of my truck and handed it to my dad but i am 290 myself



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Post subject: (Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:38 pm) Reply with quote

The one in mopar magazine article weighed 475.



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Post subject: (Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:55 am) Reply with quote

We have weighed 4 motors and the heaviest one weighed 477#.

This is just what we have weighed.


Tom


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Post subject: (Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:30 am) Reply with quote

my toughts exactly moparfreak! and I ain't 290!!



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Post subject: (Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:12 am) Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing hmm,.. ok,.. I'm 160 with no backproblems, yet. Laughing Laughing



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Post subject: Weight of a Slant 6 Engine (Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:16 am) Reply with quote

In a forum from Argentina http://www.dodge-tech.com.ar/soop/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=318&PN=1 I found this info on engine weights:

From one source:
Engine CID Weight
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Mopar 6 198/225 475 lb 215 kq
Mopar V8 273/318 550 lb 249 kq
340/360
Mopar V8 383/400 670 lb 304 kq
440
MoparHemi 426 690 lb 313 kq

From a second source:
Mopar Slant Six 475 lb 215 kg
Mopar 273-340 "A" V8 525 lb 238 kg
Mopar 360 "A" 550 lb 249 kg
Mopar 361-383-400 V8 620 lb 281 kg
Mopar 413-426W-440 V8 670 lb 304 kg
Mopar Street Hemi 765 lb 347 kg

The weight of the \6 seems consistent with Tom Drake's heaviest engine weighing in at 477 lbs and is about 50 lbs lighter than the small block V8s.

Hey! did you notice this is a highly international thread?



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Post subject: (Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:45 pm) Reply with quote

The slant six crank weighs about 70 pounds, the head, almost 75 pounds, the block 160 pounds. That is 305 pounds. Add in the pistons and rods, water pump, valve cover and oil pan and 475 seems to be too high, but that's what people are saying.


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Post subject: (Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:16 pm) Reply with quote

Think maybe that's including both manifolds, carb, and air cleaner?

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Post subject: (Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:30 pm) Reply with quote

plus camshaft, timing chain set, oil pump, starter

Still it doesn't seem like the weight would be 305 + 160 = 475
but 475 probably is true. Could save some weight with an alloy
manifold and mini starter.


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Post subject: (Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:58 pm) Reply with quote

How about the aluminum block slant six of the early '60s? Were they considerably lighter?


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