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Jjchkc11 Jim Corbett
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
Does anyone have a idea how much a 100six engine weighs?

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Hi Jim,
there are a few earlier posts asking this question. Looks like a nice straight Healey that you have.

https://www.ahexp.com/phorum/read.php?3,185072


http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?4,19274

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Jjchkc11 Jim Corbett
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
Thank you Brad.
My dad just transferred ownership over to me. I have my work cut out for me finding all the parts and such.

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Jim,

The Healey Six weighs in at around 600lbs, the same as a period 427ci V8, which is probably why V8 engine swaps were so popular with the Healey back in the '60s and '70s.

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Jjchkc11 Jim Corbett
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
That makes sense
Thank you
I have a engine stand that holds 750 lbs
Wondering if it will be safe.

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Jim,

I see you concern, having 600lbs suspended in the air even on a proper engine stand would be a little unnerving. It could be unbalanced, it could fall over while moving it around. You could always build a wooden cradle with castors close to the ground which would give you access for disassembly, then you could mount the lighter short block on the stand so you have full access to it.

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Jim,
I agree with Kevin on the lack of stability especially when using a three wheeled engine stand. If the front wheel ever hangs up on something when you are moving it it can quickly become unbalanced. I took off the 3rd front wheel and welded a piece of steel tubing across the front and added an extra wheel to make 4 instead of the three. Helped a lot in stabilizing the stand.
Peter

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Jjchkc11 Jim Corbett
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
Great idea

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Jim,
I used a three wheeler in the past with no major dramas.
(Please disregard the blue engine color)

I had a BMW 3.3 liter 6 on that stand too. (I can't find those pics)

Not sure what model you have but if it's rated at 750lbs you should be okay.
I would use Grade 8 bolts if possible.

Used one of those cherry picker engine lifts to pull the engine.

Peter


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Jjchkc11 Jim Corbett
Arlington, WA, USA   USA
That exhaust is legit!!
How does it sound?

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Jim,
I got that from Denis Welch.

The muffler goes on after some flex tubing and has angled tips that go out the side,
it's probably a little to loud for some owners but it's perfect for me.

Peter



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