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Healey Z
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weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: Healey Z
Date: October 13, 2010 12:42PM

I did a search and I couldn't find it, although I am sure this has had to be discussed and is common knowledge in this forum.

I am looking for the weight of the 3000 engine as well as the transmission.

thank you in advance.

Ken


Healey Z
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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: Healey Z
Date: October 14, 2010 06:12PM

Ok, I think I found it; 691 pounds for a complete pulled engine/trans.

Here is another source The Complete Official Austin Healey 100-six and 3000: 728 lbs with overdrive



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/2011 03:18AM by Healey Z.


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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 17, 2010 02:39PM

Good to know... thanks for posting that. (Rather heavy, eh?) I wish I could have helped.


Healey Z
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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: Healey Z
Date: October 20, 2010 12:17AM

1963 AH 3000 MKII weighs 2550 lbs 136 hp 167 ftlb torque engine/trans weight 728 lbs
1979 280Z weights 2780 lbs 149 hp 163 ftlb torque engine/trans weight 539 lbs

Performance of the AH was 10.9 0-60 and 17.9 in the 1/4 mile
Performace of the 280Z was 8.0 0-60 and 16.6 in the 1/4 mile

The Z performance / specs was from Car and Driver circa 1977


So, Z drivetrain has 13 more HP, one more gear and 189 lbs less.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2011 12:09PM by Healey Z.


roverman
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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 20, 2010 04:29PM

One more reason for a V8, roverman.


62Healeyhacker
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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: 62Healeyhacker
Date: February 11, 2011 11:07PM

My recollection is that the 3 liter AH engine weighed a whopping 611 pounds and the 4 speed plus overdrive weighed an additional 115 lbs.Now you know why the old timers referred to "British iron".
When I replaced my tri-carb 3 liter with a 215' Buick V8 and T5 transmission the weight reduction was so extreme that after installing coil springs from an AH 4 cylinder I had to cut off 1 and 1/2 coils to get I down to perfect height.


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Re: weight of Austin Healey 3000 engine, trans?
Posted by: ramon
Date: July 08, 2012 02:47PM

The horsepower/torque ratings of the Healey were made in the days of gross, not net power ratings, while those of the 280Z were net ratings. Usually gross ratings are 25% higher than net ratings. Nor are ratings made by independent testers - the automaker
does the tests and sometimes falsifies the figures.



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