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Real World Torino Weight

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Topic: Real World Torino Weight
Posted By: 72FordGTS
Subject: Real World Torino Weight
Date Posted: 30-June-2015 at 2:28AM
I found this old thread on Torino weights but it's closed.  Maybe we could start a new sticky where people can post the actual weights of their cars, and the cars details so we can have an idea of the real world weights of our cars.
 
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/72-torino-weight_topic4666.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/72-torino-weight_topic4666.html
 
I'll start off the thread, my car weight in at the truck scales at 1850 kgs, or 4075 lbs.  My car is a 1972 GTS Sportsroof, 400, C6, 9", 15 x 8 Magnums, buckets, no-A/C, a little over 1/2 tank of gas, spare tire in trunk.
 
Anyone else weight their car?


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car



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Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 01-July-2015 at 4:47AM
Mods/Admin any thoughts about making this a sticky thread?  I thought it'd be a good post to start.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: SPLUHAR
Date Posted: 01-July-2015 at 8:50AM
4460, 76 Elite, 400, c6, all stock w/ ac, w/ me in it (205lbs.). I've done a lot of work to it since then.  I was recycling some steel, weighed on the way in, then on the way out.

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1976 ELITE, 71 429 w/cam, quadrajet, 4 wheel Mark V disc brakes, 3.25 trac lok, gutted & 12.9'd Mustang steering box


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 01-July-2015 at 9:43AM
5,200 pounds on my '72 Squire. 429/C6/Power everything/3rd seat/every option/17 inch wheels plus 225 pounds of me. Embarrassingly heavy, that car is. Weighs more than my Nissan Titan Crew Cab and not nearly as fast.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: formaltop
Date Posted: 01-July-2015 at 6:16PM
It's been awhile since it has rolled across the scale but nothing much has changed. 72 GTS formal top, 351W with an aluminum intake and headers but stock weight on everything else, factory C6 and 9" rear weighed in at 3800. I remember adding what I thought was about 20 lbs with my foot to get the scale to jump to 3850. I'm going to ad that this is with spare tire and all, and the tank not on "E"--


Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 02-July-2015 at 11:01AM
79 thunderbird, base model, 302 A/C FMX, flight bench interior, 93 crown vic aluminum wheels, with 280 lbs. of me in it - 4235 lbs. no idea how much gas in the tank - gauge is/was on strike.

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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 02-July-2015 at 4:48PM
Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

5,200 pounds on my '72 Squire. 429/C6/Power everything/3rd seat/every option/17 inch wheels plus 225 pounds of me. Embarrassingly heavy, that car is. Weighs more than my Nissan Titan Crew Cab and not nearly as fast.
 
But the Squire looks better doing it.


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Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 02-July-2015 at 6:43PM
i weighed my 74 2dr when i first started working on it, at the local mill's truck scale,IIRC it was 4015lbs (with only partial floor pans and trunk floor Confused) i'm curious to check it again, now that it's finished to see how much it lost or gained, cast iron manifolds-- shorty headers, metal where there was none, and carpet that i never had Wink LOL ...

74 gran torino,351W AOD auto, 9" trac-lock, shorty headers, alum. intake, no spare, 1/2 tank gas, no driver, no A/C, slotted mags ...  4,020lbs


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U


Posted By: IndyLTD I I
Date Posted: 02-July-2015 at 11:16PM
Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:


79 thunderbird, base model, 302 A/C FMX flight bench interior, 93 crown vic aluminum wheels, with 280 lbs. of me in it - 4235 lbs. no idea how much gas in the tank - gauge is/was on strike.


Interesting, I was always told the later models were much heavier. My car was much lighter than I expected. I could trim a few hundred pounds off it easily still.

78 LTD II S, 302 A/C C4, 14 inch steel wheels and hubcaps, and gas tank is on E. Only options on this car are front and rear sway bars, vinyl top and side trim. Weight without me in the car was 3874 lbs. With me in the car it jumped to 4251... yeah, I carry a little weight, but I weighed 337 lbs at the doctors office that morning, so the scale is pretty accurate.

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Lee
1978 LTD II S


Posted By: Billy C
Date Posted: 03-July-2015 at 2:05PM
3992lbs

72 Sport
460 iron heads, alum intake, alum waterpump, alum rad, headers, serpentine
c6
stock 9in limited slip
rear discs
heavy steel 17" wheels with wide tires
gutted interior
aftermarket seats
spare and tools in the trunk (50lbs)
full tank of gas (130 lbs)
no driver



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-Billy Conturo


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 04-July-2015 at 2:23PM
Great responses so far!  Looks like most cars are pretty close to 4000 lbs other than Joes crazy heavy wagon!  I love how everyone thinks that in 1972 the Torino gained tons of weight, when most 1970-71's 2-doors pretty much weight around 4000 lbs too.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: Billy C
Date Posted: 05-July-2015 at 3:39AM
...and I vote sticky as well. I'm always looking for this info.

Here are the corner weights too.
Originally posted by Billy C Billy C wrote:


Full tank of gas
full size spare steely
tools

... and Ron's car from a few years ago. It's a 72 sport as well.
Originally posted by Ron Earp Ron Earp wrote:

However, while organizing my parts and making my list I decided to weigh the car and see where we're at with it. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. 



We're right at 3650 lbs with a big block stroker, toploader, and an SFI all steel scattershield bellhousing as well. Not in the car is 151 lbs of carpet, sound deadener, radiator, water hoses, and of course water. Everything else - oil, trunk mounted battery, seatsm trim, dash, etc. is in the car in the approximate location even if it isn't mounted. So, 3800 lbs for a big ass car without driver - not too shabby! 



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-Billy Conturo


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 06-July-2015 at 3:05AM
I am curious to see what the base '72 Formal I have will weigh with a 460/C6, aluminum radiator/intake and semi-gutted interior.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: OleDutchD
Date Posted: 08-July-2015 at 11:04AM
Our '72 crossed the scales at 3740 pounds. That's with a 351W/C6 combo, aluminum heads and intake, headers w/3" duals out the back, full interior, non-A/C, no spare or driver and a quarter tank of gas.

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Just an analog guy stuck in a digital world!


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 10-July-2015 at 4:19AM
Originally posted by OleDutchD OleDutchD wrote:

Our '72 crossed the scales at 3740 pounds. That's with a 351W/C6 combo, aluminum heads and intake, headers w/3" duals out the back, full interior, non-A/C, no spare or driver and a quarter tank of gas.
 
Wow that is impressively low weight for a car that has a full interior.  Anything else other than the Aluminum engine parts that's causing the weight savings?  I bet from the factory your car would have been in the 3900 lbs range.


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 10-July-2015 at 4:22AM
You would be amazed at how much a cast iron intake, cast iron heads, and cast iron manifolds weigh v/s aluminum and steel headers. Huge difference. Eliminating the spare saves probably 50 pounds on it's own and no A/C probably saves 150 pounds as well.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 10-July-2015 at 4:32AM
Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

You would be amazed at how much a cast iron intake, cast iron heads, and cast iron manifolds weigh v/s aluminum and steel headers. Huge difference. Eliminating the spare saves probably 50 pounds on it's own and no A/C probably saves 150 pounds as well.
 
You don't have to tell me about the intake Joe!  I lifted my 400 iron intake and carb off earlier this year, what a heavy piece of cast iron.


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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car


Posted By: Carl
Date Posted: 12-August-2015 at 12:37PM
Scaled my 73 Montego GT at the race track this weekend.  4414 with me in it.

Alum head/intake 514
17" alum wheels
A/C and heat removed
Stock seats removed, now has Kirkey alum racing seats
6-point roll bar
22 gal fuel cell
custom side exit exhaust

It scaled at 4600 with the stock 429 and interior, etc.



Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 04-September-2015 at 8:53AM
1976 Gran Torino 2 dr
removed front bumper supports and box
No A/C
full bench seat interior
AL heads, water pump, intake 545
C6
15x8 AR TTII's
265/50/15 front, 275/60/15 rear
1/8 tank gas
4270 with me (190lbs at the time) in it

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1976 S&H Gran Torino

460/C6/4.33 13.05@105.6

545/C6/3.56 11.52@117.8

More to come!!!!

463rwhp/495rwtq

two tons of fun

see it and hear it at:

www.torinocobra.com

www.st


Posted By: TorinoMan
Date Posted: 28-August-2017 at 3:12PM
-72 GTS - 3,835 pounds - Full interior, 460/C6, Aluminum Heads, Intake, Headers & Gas Tank.


Posted By: Carl
Date Posted: 29-August-2017 at 1:47AM
Originally posted by TorinoMan TorinoMan wrote:

-72 GTS - 3,835 pounds - Full interior, 460/C6, Aluminum Heads, Intake, Headers & Gas Tank.

Bumper supports?




Posted By: 72sport
Date Posted: 29-August-2017 at 2:57AM
Only 1 I have ever had weighed was a 72 Ranchero.  351C/C6 Aluminum intake and headers.  Full bench seat interior with A/C.  I didn't note how full the tank was but my guess would be between 1/4 - 1/2.  Weight was exactly 4000lbs.  I stepped on the scale with it.  It showed 4140.  I weighed 135 at the time(:-( Long time ago) Drove the Chero off and stepped on it by myself.  It showed 140.  I think it read in 20lb. increments.


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Tom
1972 Gran Torino Sport 4Spd
1974 Montego wagon "GT" with GT hood, correct buckets
seats, console, and floor shift
2013 Focus 5 speed- Daily driver


Posted By: TorinoMan
Date Posted: 30-August-2017 at 4:07AM
(72 GTS 3,835 lbs) Bumper Supports included.
Standard steering box - no steering pump, hoses, belts or brackets.
I installed a 9" alum. pumpkin so some pounds were dropped there too.
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