Guess the weight

Shocks, Springs, Brakes, Frame, Body Work, etc

Moderator: Team

Post Reply
slowmobile
Member
Member
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:46 am
Location: SW Montana

Guess the weight

Post by slowmobile » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:32 am

1966 Olds Cutlass
Aluminum heads and intake on a big block Olds
TH350
GM12 bolt rear
non-boxed frame
sway bars front and rear
No ac, no PS, no power brakes
radio delete
all steel
aluminum wheels
steel driveshaft

Wondering if anyone with a similar car has had theirs on a scale.

Thanks!

Fordracer347
Pro
Pro
Posts: 321
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:34 am
Location: Southwest Mo
Contact:

Re: Guess the weight

Post by Fordracer347 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:26 am

Your local quarry, grain elevator, scrap yard, or a manufacturing plant is usually good for this. They will have large scales for weighing trucks before they leave the site. Most won't charge you a thing to get a quick weight.

While you're at it, make sure you get a front weight as well as a total weight. It doesn't sound like you are doing any road course racing so you shouldn't be too concerned with cross weights. If you really want to get specific then chat up your buddies who race circle track, somebody will have a set of scales that you can use or at that point you might buy your own set, the prices have come down...some.
GPM Race Engines
Custom Machining, Dyno Service, Automotive & Marine
http://www.gpmraceengines.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GPM-Race ... 8632920064
Twitter: @ GPMracengines

Greenlight
Pro
Pro
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:37 pm

Re: Guess the weight

Post by Greenlight » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:59 pm

I will guess 3290 w/o the driver.

Here is a link to the NHRA car classification guide. Go to Oldsmobile, then 1966. An Excel file will open that shows a power to weight factor of about 10.46 for the 310 HP engine in the Cutlas 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe.
http://www.nhraracer.com/content/genera ... zoneid=132
Project Greenlight

Post Reply