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Old 06-18-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Looking at shipping a shortblock and trying to get a freight quote. Anyone have a pretty good weight for a block, pistons, rods, crank, oil pump and pan?

I'd just weigh them, but it still has an automatic tranny, converter, etc attached and don't want to put the effort into tearing it apart until I know it can be sold. It's easier to move around as a whole now.
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i can barely pick one up, so maybe 30lbs. j/k

i think its in the neighborhood of 75-100.
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I'd say at least 100, pretty damn heavy.
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I have a bathroom scale that isn't mine and a block that is. I'll see what I can reconcile there tonight.
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in a rubbermaid tub with a few wood blocks to keep it from falling over

160.5 lbs

for just the shortblock (no pulley, no accessories, timing belt stuff intact, oil pan intact)

and ps scott: I can lift it myself. i'll get the hernia sewn up some other time.
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I shipped a built shortblock via UPS Ground in the past. It was actually only a few bucks more than freight. IIRC it was 80lbs.
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I just had a BARE block shipped and came to exactly 70lbs...
No special packaging, just a creative use of cardboard and tape...

FYI i was getting ground quotes of $100ish from the 3 main players...edit: VIA GROUND :tide
Luckily I found a hookup, u know fed-ex employees get friggin 75% OFF!!!??!!

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odd. I wonder if it wasn't flat on the scale. if the rotating assembly and timing belt stuff is 90 lbs I'll eat my hat!
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dunno, but mine was weighed @ fed-ex.. 69.9lbs to be exact
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odd. I wonder if it wasn't flat on the scale. if the rotating assembly and timing belt stuff is 90 lbs I'll eat my hat!


no hernia tossing it in here...it wasnt very easy either, if you would have watched you would have laughed.
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I tore it down and weighed it last night. Block, rotating assy, oil pump, water pump, cover, oil pan came to 145 lbs on a bathroom scale.
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Sounds right to me. A longblock w/ pan & cover is 325 in a crate. I ship out 1 or 2 every week.
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that's some heavy ****.
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that's some heavy ****.
god im ******* buff.
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It's more than 70 lbs, It's a bitch and half to pick up. I have one sitting on my matco roll cart, and i'd rather push it off onto a table (it slides well on cardboard) than pick it up..

That's a 03 block, and rotating assembly.
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