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How much does a 327 Chevy V8 engine weigh?

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments

I will be taking the 327 cubic inch V8 engine out of a 1968 Chevrolet C10 pickup and rebuilding it. I need to know if it weighs more than 750 pounds so that I can get the cheapest engine hoist and stand that will lift and hold the weight of this engine.

- I’ve never seen one that wouldn’t lift and hold a small block Chevy. I don’t think you can find one that is rated at less weight as a SBC is one of the lightest V8 engines you can find. Just rent whatever they have and use it safely.
- Do yourself, and anyone who loves you a favor: don’t skimp on your safety. get a good stand. the engine weighs roughly 650lbs., but having more stand is better. i’d go for a 1000lb stand just to make sure i’m covered
- A cheap hoist won’t do you much good when the engine is lifted off you. Most stands I sell are rated for 1200 lbs. and we sell them for less than $100… I believe they are over $200 stands.
- Cheap might save you money but it won’t save your life. A 327 has different weights pending on which year it was made it could be from 650 -700 or maybe 600.

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