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Kyle
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posted 03-16-2004 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I want to get a custom camshaft for the new motor for my Fairlane, but I need to have a good idea about the weight. I would just take it to the scales and weigh it, but there's no motor in it right now. To weigh it, I need a running engine; to get a running engine, I need a camshaft; to get a camshaft, I need to know the weight. It's a vicious cycle.

Anyway, here it is. '63 Fairlane 2-dr. No interior (carpet, heater box, etc.), only 1 poly seat and a 6-pt roll bar. Alum. sheet to seperate trunk. 351W, alum. heads/intake. C4 trans, 8" rear. 5gal fuel cell. Weld 15x4.5 front runners, 15x8 rears w/ M/T 26-8.5 slicks. No exhaust system, subframe connectors, stock sheetmetal, no front bumper. All else is stock.

Any guesses? 3000? 3200? 3500?

What do these cars weigh origionally? Thanks!

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MLariviere
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posted 03-16-2004 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The closest I have is a 64 facts guide with a body code of 62A coming in at 2905#. I think that your car would be close.

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lawless
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posted 03-18-2004 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 64 coupe w/ iron head 289, 4 speed, subframe connectors and no back seat weighed approx 3100 lbs (without driver) on the scale at Bandimere speedway.. The weight went up quite a bit with the driver in it

I would guess you would be about 100 lbs lighter.

Chris

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Kyle
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posted 03-19-2004 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both. I was afraid that I would be up in the 3500lb range. When I weigh it, i'll be sure to post it up. The 2905lb must be for a 6 cyl, I would imagine. Chris, do you run yours on the street?

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smblk t-bolt
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posted 05-06-2004 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for smblk t-bolt   Click Here to Email smblk t-bolt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a '64 2 door sedan, fiberglass hood,bumpers,no heater/wiper motor,some metal cut out,no undercoating,289,c-6,sub frame connectors,8 inch and it weighed 2992 lbs without driver on a very accurate scale. (made my goal of under 3000lbs )
imagine yours would be close to that

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Kyle
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posted 05-06-2004 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Under 3000lbs would be great! What do you run for an interior? The fiberglass parts are deffinately on the list for my car- who did you go through?

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Fstln69
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posted 05-06-2004 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
our 69 with a 351w all steel was #3310

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TomP
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posted 06-15-2004 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my 427 64 sedan is under 3000, 2980 actually. that is with a Crites fiberglass hood, fenders and front bumper. That's with an iron head 427, a heavy scattershield but aluminum flywheel and Jerico tranny, aluminum 9" thirdmember but heavy 35 spline axles. Other light stuff is a mini starter, aluminum rad and water pump, AlumaStar rims, little oriental alternator and plexi side windows and no back seat. I have stock heavy drums all around and stock front suspension and rear leaf springs. The bostrum seats are about 25lbs each and i have the stock heavy rubber carpet and door panels.

I could take another 80lbs out with fiberglass trunk lid and lightweight disc brakes.

I think your car could be made to be 150lbs lighter than mine with that engine/tranny and interior. It's probably about 2900 now.

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Kyle
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posted 06-16-2004 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, 2800 lbs would be great. These cars sure do look heavy, though. I really want to go the fiberglass route (even though the fenders are for '64 only- the trim is the only difference between 63/64, right?). Tom- did you make your plexi side windows or buy them?

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TomP
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posted 07-13-2004 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Crites fenders don't have any trim holes so they are easy to make into 63's. I used the stock window glass as patterns to cut from 1/8" plexi, a bit thicker like 3/16" would fit the door channels nicer.

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roger
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posted 07-28-2004 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 63 manual says the stock 2-door post is 3150 pounds.
funnily enough the 62 says 2950 pounds

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