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1256 Engine and gearbox weight

Postby Mike Attew » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:53 am

Does anybody know the weight of the 1256 engine and also the gearbox?
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Re: 1256 Engine and gearbox weight

Postby AccieMad » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:20 pm

Not exactly. If it helps You can lift a gearbox off the ground. I'm a 40s make so not a spring chicken. Engine needs two into a van. Heavy but doable. Crane for engine bay unless you are Geoff Capes.
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Re: 1256 Engine and gearbox weight

Postby Mike Attew » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:13 pm

I have some scales now so I will weigh the engine in the New Year. 2 of us did lift it into our car. I was just thinking about putting a 1256 into a Moggy as the Marina engine is hard to find. A Moggy 1098 is 111kg. There is a fellow in Oz who transferred the Torana front axle into a Moggy. I have a rebuilt 1256 and Chevette box so was just thinking at present.
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Re: 1256 Engine and gearbox weight

Postby viva les vegas » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:00 pm

If you haven't already weighed your engine and 'box, the Haynes manual says its 227 lbs and 270 lbs approx with the gearbox. Somewhere around 103kg or 123kg respectively.
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Re: 1256 Engine and gearbox weight

Postby Mike Attew » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:35 am

Hi , Thanks for the reply, it confirms my findings. My 1256 complete weighed 111kg, same as the Moggy engine. Your reply has also given me 20kg for the gearbox. Thanks.
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