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Old 11-25-2007, 08:45 PM   #51 (permalink)
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03-21-2006, 08:16 Pm

Originally Posted by SVOboy
My engine with tranny with fluids would weigh about 180 I'd say. I can pick it up by myself but of course I hurt myself in the process. I did it the other day,
yikes. i've heard the metro tranny only weighs 60 lbs. the 3-pot weighs 134.5 lbs. (just checked teamswift). so the 1.3 can't weigh more than 179.3 lbs (30% larger than the 1.0).

probably a safer bet is 160 lbs.

dang. that forklift traction motor is the same length as the ICE, but i'm afraid it's going to be as heavy as the 400 lb motor this guy used in his 60's chevelle forklift conversion:

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