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    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.
 
 
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?


Edited by 72FordGTS - 02-July-2015 at 3:19PM
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Mods/Admin any thoughts about making this a sticky thread?  I thought it'd be a good post to start.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SPLUHAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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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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"--

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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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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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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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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...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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.

Edited by unlovedford - 06-July-2015 at 3:06AM
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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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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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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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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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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.

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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
1976 S&H Gran Torino

460/C6/4.33 13.05@105.6

545/C6/3.56 11.52@117.8

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