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Topic: What do your Torinos weigh?
Posted By: OleDutchD
Subject: What do your Torinos weigh?
Date Posted: 23-April-2006 at 3:56AM
Took my '72 to the local scales last week and weighed in at 3840 pounds, with a half tank of gas. Took another 75 pounds out of the trunk when I got home, which got me down to 3765. Working on moving the battery to the trunk this weekend saved me another 10 pounds (smaller battery, more amps), including the weight of the cables. Looking to replace the cast, slotted mags with Weld Rodlites in a month or so, so I'm hoping to get within a stones' throw of 3700. After that, it'll be "nickle and dime" weight savings kind of stuff (ie; aluminum radiator and driveshaft, etc).

Just curious....

Kevin

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Just an analog guy stuck in a digital world!



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Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 23-April-2006 at 12:06PM

I know I'll be happy if my Cougar hits 4000 lbs



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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: GranTorinoMan
Date Posted: 23-April-2006 at 5:52PM
My 72 GTS is 3835 lbs less driver, half a tank of gas, front passenger seat and rear bench seat removed. 


Posted By: Torinogts73c
Date Posted: 24-April-2006 at 1:50AM
   My 73 came in at 4090 with a full tank and crash bumper and me outside! Think I will weigh it with the bumper off . Save about 130lbs!

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Gary 73 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ,SVT LIGHTNING,07 CHARGER R/T HEMI,97 Mustang GT Vert

"Never complain Never explain"


Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 24-April-2006 at 3:49AM

1976 Gran Torino 2dr, all bumper hardware, cloth bench, power everything, no A/C, all iron 460 (AL intake) with cast iron ex manifolds and 14" Aluminum slots - 4400 lbs with my 160 lbs at the wheel (12 years ago)

Now?  I have no idea..



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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: GranTorinoSport
Date Posted: 24-April-2006 at 6:33AM

I think the 385 series block weighs in about 300 pounds more than a 335 series block, if I am not mistaken...

4400 lbs is damn heavy!



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Posted By: Nevsryd
Date Posted: 28-April-2006 at 2:03PM
Went to the track today. Scale said 4,250 with me in it.  I weigh 220lbs. 72 Gran Torino.  Still didn't get that elusive 11 sec. 1/4 mile time. 12.024 @ 115.22 mph.  Then blew the trans  


Posted By: GranTorinoMan
Date Posted: 02-May-2006 at 3:13AM

Originally posted by Nevsryd Nevsryd wrote:

Went to the track today. Scale said 4,250 with me in it.  I weigh 220lbs. 72 Gran Torino.  Still didn't get that elusive 11 sec. 1/4 mile time. 12.024 @ 115.22 mph.  Then blew the trans  

That's pretty fast, what have you done to your Torino to get it into the low 12's?   



Posted By: Nevsryd
Date Posted: 02-May-2006 at 4:19AM
SVO 460 Crate, 850CFM carb, Headers and 3" exhaust and a set of Mickey Thompsons.  Oh, can't forget 31-spline Moser axles.  


Posted By: torinoforddodge
Date Posted: 04-June-2006 at 4:23PM
i have a 72 torino fastback buckets i just put a stock 460 with c6 and stock 9 inch with 308s what do you think i will run with msd 6a ignition and adjustable air shocks in the rear?


Posted By: Nevsryd
Date Posted: 04-June-2006 at 10:35PM
There are too many variables to tell for sure.  What year 460, what's the hp rating, what exhaust....... ?  my guess would be mid to high 15s   


Posted By: MarkGubinski
Date Posted: 08-June-2006 at 4:34PM
I got mine down to 3450. The hood is the only fiberglass piece. Gutted but still has real glass & power windows, dash & door panels.

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72 Gran Torino Sport 514
10.33 @134 @3600lbs.
2 Time Milan Dragway Track Champion.
2012 IHRA Div. 5 No-Box Champion.
90 career wins.







Posted By: PatsPOS
Date Posted: 09-June-2006 at 5:55PM

Guess I'll chime in, apparently as the heavyweight.  My '75 Sport with a 460 (aluminum intake and headers, no A/C compressor or condenser) weighs 4500 even with a full tank of gas and without me in it.  I managed a best time of 14.04 @ 97 MPH, although I think a bird flew in front of the electric eye on the big end...most times I was running in the 14.30s.

On average, the 385-series engines weigh about 180-200 lbs more than the 335-series.

My '89 F-150 4x4 weighs about 100 lbs less than my Torino...

Pat



Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 10-June-2006 at 2:56AM

Hey Pat, I didn't know you were a member here :-)

 

 



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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 12-June-2006 at 3:14AM

Those runs sound exactly like my car with the 460 and 3.00:1 gears.  (I was 14.3 at 98mph all night long)..  But WOW, where did your car pick up the 200+lbs over mine?  (when I weighed mine, it had the iron headed 460, C6, no A/C, AL intake, ex manifolds, 1/2 tank, and full interior, PW, PDL, Cruise, etc and I was in it at the time)

 

Jim



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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: meemooer
Date Posted: 12-June-2006 at 11:27AM
Jim, i'm guessing the other half a tank of fuel and you being in it is the 200pound difference. Isn't gas like 11 or 12lbs per gal.? i forget how much, but 8-9 gals more is gonna wiegh lot more 


Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 13-June-2006 at 4:04AM

Fuel is like 6 or 7 pounds per gallon, (lighter than water)

Your car was 4500 with no driver (mine would have been 4250 at the time with no driver), even the 13 gallons I was under from full (I have a 26.5 gallon tank) still only adds 91 pounds..  I also had the spare in the trunk and full interior (no power seats though)

Jim



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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: PatsPOS
Date Posted: 15-June-2006 at 6:57AM
Hey Paul....yeah, kinda forgot I was a member until I got an e-mail recently.  Good to be back, you might say!Smile
 
Jim...dunno how to explain the weight difference, really.  It makes matters even more puzzling when you consider I don't really have any options in my car.  I weighed mine full of gas, but I'm usually running -tank when I'm at the track, and I've got a 3.50 gear.
 
Several years ago, I had a '78 LTD II that weighed 4350 with a full tank, the 460 that's in my Torino now, and no driver (also no options to speak of).  I just figured the midsize cars were naturally heavy...at least until I read this post!Confused
 
Pat


Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 15-June-2006 at 7:44AM
This post string makes me want to weigh mine again.  (I used scales at a chemical plant last time).  
 
Jim


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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: Hey Z
Date Posted: 18-June-2006 at 1:07PM
Originally posted by MarkGubinski MarkGubinski wrote:

I got mine down to 3450. The hood is the only fiberglass piece. Gutted but still has real glass & power windows, dash & door panels.
 
Who makes fiberglass hoods for these cars???


Posted By: OleDutchD
Date Posted: 18-June-2006 at 3:50PM
Well, until I can get my act together, US Bodysource is just about it. Here ya go...chopper gun/bulker mat kinda stuff, but still, lighter than stock:

http://www.usbody.com/WhereQualityComesFirst.htm

Scroll down the menu on the left hand side. Listed under "70-76 Fairlane".

Kevin

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Just an analog guy stuck in a digital world!


Posted By: JimW
Date Posted: 19-June-2006 at 2:59AM
:-)
 
Hey Kevin, my monthly reminder..
When you get the plant opened up, don't forget 1973-1976 hood with GT scoop, fenders and bumpers too.   (Doors would be awesome too, especially with window and latch hardware, but very very very tough to do.. )
 
:-)
 
 
Jim


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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: mrhford
Date Posted: 19-June-2006 at 3:55PM
My 72 GTS Sportsroof with the 351 4 spd, 3.00, 6 pt bar, tilt, Lincoln power seat mech.under polypropylene buckets rear wing & me 4,675.
best 14.7 at 105
top speed 150 +


Posted By: OleDutchD
Date Posted: 06-July-2006 at 9:28AM
Hey, Jim,

If you're surfin' through, send me an e-mail! Gotta "talk".

Kevin

krdohner@msn.com

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Just an analog guy stuck in a digital world!



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