That might be interesting, but I don't have the capability. While there might be somewhere, I would then need the ability to load and unload it from a pickup. Unfortunately the truck I had with a small crane was totaled a year and half ago
anybody from Sportsman / Modified on up probably has their own set of shop scales, or access too them. it's necessary to have them because most classes have rules for max left side percentage and often a F / R percentage rule as well.
The weight of 674 pounds was after the motor had been run. It has full oil, no oil in the power steering reservoir, water had been drained from the block plugs. No air cleaner, only one fan belt, included hoses.
Weighed as in the picture. Included A/C compressor, heavy OE starter, exhaust manifolds with heat riser.
~675lbs puts it quite a bit lighter than the mid 700s i typically see quoted for 401 / 425. but that's still around 40 lbs heavier than what the 455 is supposed to weigh. all in all, not a huge penalty for a more robust oiling system and forged crank + rods.
that REALLY makes me wonder about putting 455 heads on a Nail block. :clonk::clonk::clonk:
Here is what I hope is the final build for a transmission kick-down switch bracket for the 2X4 set up. Maybe someone else will want these dimensions. I would have liked the correct "66 bracket, but a reasonably priced one has eluded me for now.
I just got through doing a 401, complete engine. Bored to 4.215, with intake & exhaust manifolds, one of my "Mini-Starters", alt, belt, hoses, brackets to have a complete running engine on an engine start cart was 638pds.
Wicked car! Looks like AFB's on there, did you manage to find an original dual quad setup or are you running some grouping of nailhead carbs? Having a bit of trouble tuning mine, was curious what your tune was looking like as your engine is similar to mine otherwise.
The carbs are correct '64, '65 dual carbs. The kickdown linkage is fabricated. So far they run good. I do have a difficult time getting it down to the 550 idle suggested in the specs. It just like a bit more.
Wicked! If originals weren't going for a small fortune I'd go that route, but having fun making two standard AFB's play nice! I agree, the kickdown linkage is absurd, I'll be making my own as well. Since my car doesn't have a switch pitch it's pretty non-critical.