Weight of engine parts

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I know that a while back someone posted a list of all 472/500 parts and their weight. I know that somewhere I have a dozen copies of that list but I have torn my "library" apart and cannot find it. Does someone out there have the list they can post or remembers when it might have been posted.
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I knew I saw that list too, found it again, copypasta from https://cadillacmagazine.com/forums/threads/any-idea-what-a-500-shortblock-weighs.1358/

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I weighed my 472 ½ on: March 02, 2004,

I have read from several sources that a caddy 472/500 weighs 600 lbs, a SBC is 575,and a BBC is 680. Well, after wrestling with 3 engines this past weekend I am not so sure. My friend and I trailered a chevy 4.3, a chevy 350, for him and a '69 caddy 472 for me. Loading and unloading the 4.3 was cake, the 305 wasn't bad, but after stepping on my nuts heaving the 472 around, I question that 600 lb #.

I don't know If we were intimidated by the sheer size of it, or it really is a lot more than 25 lbs heavier than a small block.

So I weighed it. Complete '69 472 air cleaner to oil pan, fan to flexplate. All weights are in lbs. and include the bolts, etc. for that part.

Block------------------------------------------------210
Crank w/hub---------------------------------------78
pistons/rods,bearings-----------------------------30
Heads w/valves, springs------------------------125
valve-train-Cam, lifters, pushrods, rockers, chain, gears -27
cast iron intake ----------------------------------- 43
oil  pan,pump,pickup-----------------------------14
valve covers- ----------------------------------------7
water pump, plate -------------------------------10
flexplate-----------------------------------------------5
fuel pump--------------------------------------------2
motor mounts---------------------------------------7
distributor, coil, wires------------------------------7
exhaust manifolds-------------------------------- 31
balancer, pulleys, brackets, belts-------------15
alternator -------------------------------------------10
power steering pump----------------------------14
air pump----------------------------------------------10
cooling fan---------------------------------------------6
Q-jet carburetor, dashpot, choke spring---10
Air cleaner---------------------------------------------5

Total--------------------------------------------- 666 lbs.

there was no A/C compressor

Ready to run- carb to pan,w.p., cast iron exh. manifolds- 599 lbs.

Use alum intake (368-- 17lbs)--------------- 573 lbs.

Take off exh. manifolds------------------------- 542 lbs.

Hmmm, looks like I will have to weigh a SBC to compare them in the same state of dress.

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Ted In Olympia
Backyard Mechanic

Re:I weighed my 472 ½ Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004,

Thanks for the info but I'm confused. How did you get from 666 to 599 pounds?

Thanks for the information and hard work. Neat stuff.

TED
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599 lbs. is without any front accessories, motor mounts or air cleaner.
666 lbs. is complete, just as it came out of the car.
 

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Thank you. No wonder I'm tired, I have been shuffling engine parts back and forth in my garage as "Entertainment" for several weeks now.
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Thank you. No wonder I'm tired, I have been shuffling engine parts back and forth in my garage as "Entertainment" for several weeks now.
Greg Surfas
DANG, we must be getting bored!!

bro. "doing much the same," d

PS - But I did find my long lost $500 wideband Oxy sensor. I've been looking for that thing for YEARS - and just placed an order for a newer unit, which may be in the box that arrived today!!

Word to the wise from an old guy: when you get older and think to hide something for Its protection, don't expect to find it any time soon!!
 
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Where did I put that 9/16 ths wrench? And my beer? Where the hell's the dog? Just had my wiener a second ago. Oh, look at the birdie.
 

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Where did I put that 9/16 ths wrench? And my beer? Where the hell's the dog? Just had my wiener a second ago. Oh, look at the birdie.
Yep, he's showing all the signs - and it only gets worse from here.

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i bought a new mower belt yesterday morning, can't find it after lunch. I think i may have laid it on the wifes car and she left. crap
 

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i bought a new mower belt yesterday morning, can't find it after lunch. I think i may have laid it on the wifes car and she left. crap
LOL., and Welcome to the club! :laugh:

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Back on topic, add 36 lbs for the A6 compressor. I just installed my aluminium manifold last week and had to cut part of the AC bracket off. Wrestling that thing back on and off is a bear.
 

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I hate it when you lose your cup of coffee in the morning, and when you look for it you never find it, but you do find the beer you lost the night before.....
 

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I hate it when you lose your cup of coffee in the morning, and when you look for it you never find it, but you do find the beer you lost the night before.....
Sounds like a win, win to me. ;)

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Point made. :oops:

bro. "apologetic" d
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