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Old 01-11-2006, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Badger
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Re: Quick Question - V8 Weight


"Mother" <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net> wrote in message
news:fjpas1hg4unnbgedntrsb4fnq0ughhe7p6@4ax.com...
> Anyone know, or can find the weight of a full Rover V8 3.5L Petrol
> enjin?
>
> I'm guessing less than the 340kg limit of the (biggest) Machine Mart
> engine stand wot I just bought... :-)


It'll be fine, the engine is definitely less than 200kg with flywheel, carbs
and starter etc, about 185kg if my memory serves me right.....
Badger.


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Old 01-12-2006, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Quick Question - V8 Weight

On or around Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:30:44 +0000, Mother <"@ {mother}
@"@101fc.net> enlightened us thusly:

>On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:11:01 +0000 (UTC), "Badger"
><brianhatton@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>>> I'm guessing less than the 340kg limit of the (biggest) Machine Mart
>>> engine stand wot I just bought... :-)

>>
>>It'll be fine, the engine is definitely less than 200kg with flywheel, carbs
>>and starter etc, about 185kg if my memory serves me right.....

>
>Cheers. I guessed it would be somewhat lower, but I never like to
>load stuff like this more than 70 percent of its rated limit.


On my engine crane I sometimes use an old set of lifting chains. I've
happily lifted a 110 engine and box with 'em, also lifted the whole front of
the 110.

On examination, I find that the ring in the middle is stamped
"S.W.L. 13 cwt" Ooops - I suppose that could be a rating for a single chain
- seems very low, given the size of chain, for both together. Mind, never
showed any sign of failing. But perhaps I ought to buy a new, bigger set -
the crane is rated to 2T...


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