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Old 10-15-2009, 08:24 AM
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hello, I am trying to decide what v/8 engine to put in my 1955 f-100 it came with a 6cyl. were can I go to get the weight of the various ford motors I always had my heart set on 429 but someone told me that would be to heavy for my f-100 also does the c/6 trans have overdrive, thanks, Mike
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This might be what you're looking for.......

http://fixrambler.com/engineweightchart.txt
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The C6 does not have overdrive, look to an AOD for that.
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I always had my heart set on 429 but someone told me that would be to heavy for my f-100
Lots of 429/460 in 48-56 trucks. Replace the pig iron intake with aluminum and the cast iron exhaust manifolds with headers and even the cast water pump with an aluminum one and if a frail and weak old memory works you are down to about what the Y block v8 would be in weight.
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I don't know what your six weighs but the 429/460 is heavy at 720 pounds. Compare that to a 351W at around 550 or a 289/302 at 460. My guess is that your six is around 375-400 pounds. The old straight axle will handle the extra weight or if you go with an IFS you can adjust it with the proper coil springs.
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Ford Y block V8 625 ibs. (272-312 CID)
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Old F1 is closer to the weight, my 292Y is a bear to work with on a stand. If I ever pull it again Ill be getting a stronger one!
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A couple of things to remember:

First as was mentioned, the intake manifold on a 429 or 460 is going to weigh about 100 pounds. Using aluminum will shave off a bunch.

Second this frail little solid iron bohemoth truck is rated to carry over 1000 pounds of extra weight so an extra 150 poundes above a stock 239 flathead, or Y block isn't going to hurt it. That's probably as much as one of th etwo passengers you will sit in the cab.

I have a 390 FE in my 51 with a C6. It's fine, you arent going to hurt it if you want to pu ta 429 or 460 in it - weight wise. Now space is a different matter all together.
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Anyone know of a similar chart showing weights of popular transmissions? I'm curious to know how much the Fordomatic that was in my F100 weighs...It LOOKS heavy.
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That Ford-O-Matic is very heavy at 228 pounds.

Here are a few others....

Ford -O-Matic - 228lbs
FMX - 160lbs
C4 - 110lbs
C6 - 140lbs
AOD - 150lbs
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Thanks for that! I haven't separated the engine/tranny but it just looks like a bear. Do you know if that number includes the torque converter?
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Thanks for that! I haven't separated the engine/tranny but it just looks like a bear. Do you know if that number includes the torque converter?
I've always assumed that it did include the converter but not fluid...but I can't say for certain. It's hard to imagine the Ford-O-Matic is 228 pounds WITHOUT the converter!
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