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ccsct203
Clay Smith

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12/12/2012 11:26PM

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weight of a bugeye motor to have springs made for my V8 bugeye
Posted by: ccsct203
Date: December 16, 2012 09:39PM

I have to order new springs for the front of my V8 bugeye
the motor now weighs 575 and the added weight of the turbo 350 trans brings it up more.
I need to know the weight of a sprite motor to have new springs made.
Anyone?
thanks
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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(468 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: weight of a bugeye motor to have springs made for my V8 bugeye
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 17, 2012 10:57AM

Motor weighs about 250 lbs, tranny is about 45.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3006 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: weight of a bugeye motor to have springs made for my V8 bugeye
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 17, 2012 04:04PM

Got coilovers ?


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: weight of a bugeye motor to have springs made for my V8 bugeye
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 19, 2012 08:27PM

According to my Haynes manual the engine weight is 246 pounds and the transmission wasa 44 pounds. 290 pounds total. Would love to know if you find a source to wind springs to that diameter, I couldn't find anyone who could make them for my conversion.


ccsct203
Clay Smith

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Re: weight of a bugeye motor to have springs made for my V8 bugeye
Posted by: ccsct203
Date: December 26, 2012 11:38AM

Thanks guys
I had a quote from [www.coilsprings.com]
just over $300


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