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How much does a 351C Block weigh
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Any idea how much the 351C block weighs with the pistons crank, cam, and bearing still inside? I'd like to bolt a pulley to the rafter above the engine compartment and just yank it out, but I don't want to risk a increase to my homeowners insurance. Huh

I'm guestimating about 400 lbs, but don't have a clue if I'm even in the ballpark. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Doc

Doc

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Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
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73vertproject;9648 Wrote:Any idea how much the 351C block weighs with the pistons crank, cam, and bearing still inside? I'd like to bolt a pulley to the rafter above the engine compartment and just yank it out, but I don't want to risk a increase to my homeowners insurance. Huh

I'm guestimating about 400 lbs, but don't have a clue if I'm even in the ballpark. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Doc
Saw my brother do just that with a fully assembled Cleveland in a Pantera to change the clutch back in the 70's. I would think you'd be OK, maybe run a board across a couple rafters. My engine is in the same condition right now, but I used a engine crane to hold it while I bolted it up to the stand. I would think less than 400lbs since it rolls around without too much effort.

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73vertproject;9648 Wrote:Any idea how much the 351C block weighs with the pistons crank, cam, and bearing still inside? I'd like to bolt a pulley to the rafter above the engine compartment and just yank it out, but I don't want to risk a increase to my homeowners insurance. Huh

I'm guestimating about 400 lbs, but don't have a clue if I'm even in the ballpark. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Doc
im thinking with heads no acc. attached around 525 lbs but im going on memory and thats quite short lol.


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#4
Check that, mine doesn't have heads or intake on it.
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#5
Doc,

My references show the 351C (fully dressed) tips the scales at around 550 pounds, so I would say that you are probably "on the money" with 400 pounds (or less) for your block, without the heads and intake.

You should be fine!

BT

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Doc, my first question is
What size is the board, I've seen garage rafters out of 2X4's ?
Stick built or trusses will make a difference too.
Too risky for me, do you want to risk dropping 400 + pounds into your engine compartment.
Check into renting a hoist
Don

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#7
i got a 1 ton harbor freight engine hoist on sale for 120$ 3 years ago. they sell for about 160$ now, do not use the beam in your garage.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-ton-capac..._adv=10063


I added a load leveler to mine so i can adjust the engine angle. was under 60$
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for around 200$ you would have all the tools you need.
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#8
Accordig to google it is about 784 lbs.
Jim
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coilwire;9694 Wrote:Accordig to google it is about 784 lbs.
Jim

That seems high for a block with enternals only. Because I moved my bare block around myself. I woulud guess in the 385 range.
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Complete long block 55o lbs, heads weigh Approx 45 pounds each, intake about 60 exhaust about 20 each.
I purchased a used (once) only, hoist on Craiglist for $75 with a leveler.
Used it about 10 times now and it folds up to store in a corner.
Wood, I would not trust.
Here are the weights
http://www.raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/engine.html

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1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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