How much does it weigh?

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How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 02 Nov 2017 23:13

Lately I've been dreaming of building a Lucky Dog racecar. There rules allow you to build basically anything. While doing some research into different engines I ran across a thread comparing a SR20DET to a VQ35 and LS of coarse :roll: . The take home message was "go LS" which I don't want to do. I did find it interesting however they said the VQ and SR were within LBS of each other. This weekend I plan on double checking them. I borrowed a calibrated load cell from work and machined an adapter for it. I did a test measure and the Single Cam KA with all accessories, starter, flywheel, exhaust manifold and clutch weights more then the other forum said the VQ weighted. I plan on measure them all in the same configuration. Since I could run whatever trans on whatever engine if I really wanted to. Here some pictures because reading sucks.



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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby Byron510 » 03 Nov 2017 06:00

I’m looking forward to what you find.

I suspect a Z22 or Z24 would be quite similar in weight to the single cam KA.

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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby 510rob » 03 Nov 2017 06:53

finally some truth about engine weights.

out of curiosity, can that load cell resolve the mass of the can of Coke?

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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 03 Nov 2017 09:11

Byron I don't have a Z engine I do have an L20 that I will weigh this weekend. Can't wait to find out!
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 03 Nov 2017 09:13

510rob wrote:finally some truth about engine weights.

out of curiosity, can that load cell resolve the mass of the can of Coke?


Nope it's +/- one soda :)
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby datzenmike » 03 Nov 2017 09:23

I have a Z24 sitting in the back yard.
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 03 Nov 2017 12:01

datzenmike wrote:I have a Z24 sitting in the back yard.



Bring it down to my place and we can weigh it :)
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Postby datzenmike » 03 Nov 2017 15:02

on it!
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 03 Nov 2017 23:30

more data!!!
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby qwik510 » 04 Nov 2017 04:54

Nice to see some real numbers. Hopefully you can do a VG30 too!

Thanks for helping the community Again Jeff!
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby gooned » 04 Nov 2017 07:52

You have access to the best toys! Nice work.

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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 04 Nov 2017 08:52

qwik510 wrote:Nice to see some real numbers. Hopefully you can do a VG30 too!

Thanks do helping the community Again Jeff!



That's the plan. Still on my list are my Tesla drive unit, VG, L, and a CA. O and an LS if I can find someone that has one.
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby greenthumb » 04 Nov 2017 19:07

I can help you with the LS weight if you bring your fancy gadget north :P

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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby PoorMtnKid » 05 Nov 2017 09:01

Jeff, so my friend and I have gotten to the point where his VQ35HR is up a running in his 280z and what a riot that motor is. He's running the trans out of the wrecked 08 350z he purchased to complete the swap but it feels so good in that platform. It makes me want to start a new project! What car would this be for?
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Re: How much does it weigh?

Postby icehouse » 05 Nov 2017 18:50

We are going to put it in our Lucky Dog 510 we are building. Thinking about using a SR trans to save wait, I don't see the need for a 6 speed with that kinda power. Maybe an aluminum mount for a super small alternator and little things like that to save a little more weight. I didn't realize how close it was to the same weight as an SR. Also we are going to do monster flares since Lucky Dog you have to run 200 tread wear tires. Maybe do some 225's all the way around. It will be a fun build since it's going to be full racecar! :)
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