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Old 09-04-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default What's a dry longblock weigh?

Can two guys pick it up?
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Depends. I can pick up most Briggs & Stratton longblocks by myself. But A GM 471 longblock, nope.

I will assume you are asking about a 1.8L miata longblock? They aren't light. A friend and I picked one up and put it on an engine stand. Wasn't easy, but it's doable if you aren't a scronny weak bitch.
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I could always pull the manifolds and the head. That'd save about 50#, right?
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A longblock does not have manifolds on it.
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What's the head weigh? 10 or so? I don't think the pickup I'm borrowing has room for the engine, stand and folding crane so I'm seeing if me and someone else can pick it up.
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To throw it on the bed of a truck you shouldn't have a problem...only a 3-4 foot lift and drop it...
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Not worried at all then Thanks Brain
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the 1.8 long block weighs in at around 225lbs
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Yeah the longblock weighs a lot closer to 225 than 125. It's at least 200. It is an iron block.
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I figure the block weighs a little less than the B2200 motor, crank's probably about the same. I had almost no problem picking up the bare block by myself so I'll be cool with a helper. It's not so much that it's heavy, just awkward as hell.
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I've seen someone lift the short block by himself, and he wasn't that big of a guy.
A friend and I picked up my whole motor which had the manifolds and the turbo still attached.
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Yeah, I've picked up a longblock 302 Ford and put it on the tailgate of my truck. I did it. It's doable. But it was one of the stupidest things I've ever done. My back hurt like hell for 3 days afterward.
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Next time someone in the tristate pulls their motor, I wanna stop by and try to lift it. Should make for a great youtube.


Artie, Paul? Any idea when ur pulling?

How much does the trans weigh?
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Tranny weighs about 80
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if my gf and i can lift the shortblock, two guys can lift the whole thing.
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truth. One can easily list the trans alone.
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Tranny weighs about 80
Are you sure? It feels more like 50lbs
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Next time someone in the tristate pulls their motor, I wanna stop by and try to lift it. Should make for a great youtube.


Artie, Paul? Any idea when ur pulling?

How much does the trans weigh?
Mine should be out by Saturday or Sunday. It's only a 1.6L but my new 2000 long block should be in by Wednesday if you want to try and lift that...

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Can two guys pick it up?
An old fart can lift it into a Miata. Two guys can lift it into a pickup.
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