401 nailhead shortblock weight

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by cobravii, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I picked up a 401 nailhead shortblock (pan on) and carried it about 50 feet to my back garage (aka the warehouse) for storage.
    My doctor now wants the know how much it weighs......
     
  2. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Sounds like a few pounds too much....... :)
     
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  3. 8ad-f85

    8ad-f85 Well-Known Member

    Short of carrying it to a scale, you could search what the heads and intake weigh, subtract from the assembled total.
    It's funny that you were inclined to carry it yourself, but want other's to research it's weight for you.
    The other way would have saved your body :) :) :)
     
  4. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Having done it a few times myself, it isn't necessarily the weight but more the angle or how you have to carry it. The naked block is around 200 lbs, give or take 25 lbs. The later Buick big blocks are actually lighter and easier to mule around. Pull one off a pick up box without trying to wrench your back out, now that's impressive...I feel and share your pain; I've got 3 pinched nerves as a result of my stupidity when I was younger and too proud to ask for help.
     
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  5. cobravii

    cobravii Well-Known Member


    I think it's my humorous way of bringing attention to my stupidity and hopefully stop someone else from trying it.
     
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  6. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Too late for me. I moved a complete 264 about 50 feet when I was 16. That was in 1960 - I'm still paying for it.
     
  7. 8ad-f85

    8ad-f85 Well-Known Member

    Mine was also an attempt at humor. I have to work on my eye contact and tone of voice.
     
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  8. nailheadnut

    nailheadnut Riviera addict

    401/425 Long block weighs 685 lbs. Don't know about a short block. Where's your two wheeled dolly?
     
  9. 8ad-f85

    8ad-f85 Well-Known Member

    Help the guy out and subtract a couple of heads and an intake off that.
    Easily Google-able info on the long block weight...
     
  10. gsgtx

    gsgtx Silver Level contributor

    heads are 52 lbs for each one.
     
  11. 8ad-f85

    8ad-f85 Well-Known Member

    Is that with the 1lb each added back from porting? :D
     

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