Weight Savings With Short Deck?

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  1. Scotttrod

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    Guys and Gals...........

    All things being literally equal between two motors except for deck height, both being a billet BAE Block, one +.100 and the other being .500 short.


    Off the top of my head (the thinking head, not cylinder head ;-) ) The block, sleeves, connecting rods, and pushrods are all .6 inches shorter.

    What do you think the difference in weight would be if everything else was the same?
    TIA,
     
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  2. MaineAlkyFan

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    Assuming you reduced your stroke some there would also be some weight savings in the crank.

    Chris Saulnier - Team Tigges
    Mechanic Falls, Maine
     
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  3. Blownalky

    Blownalky Top Sportsman

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    You would also have a narrower intake manifold so a little would be lost there too. Slightly shorter headers. Shorter head studs. I'm sure Brad could give the difference.
     
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  4. Scotttrod

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    I talked with Jeremy at BAE (Of course, very helpful), block alone is around 11 lbs lighter. Assuming same crank and all other parts that are the same, my guess is a total of 20 lbs after slightly shorter connecting rods, pushrods, and slightly smaller intake.
     
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  5. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    total weight savings is usually 20-30 lbs depending on if you are going from an older style block to the new lightweight blocks.
     
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    WOW... that's a lot of money spent for 20-30 lbs.
    I think Nutrisystem is only like $70 a week.
     
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  7. Scotttrod

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    If it turns out to be the right time to buy another block after a hopeful sale of smaller bore stuff, the cost for a different intake might be worth the cost of entry.

    I was 215 lbs in 2012 when I got started with this Hemi stuff (I'm 6'2"). I weigh 179 now, that's about all I can do in that arena :)
     
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