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weight of Model T engine

Post by stove bolt » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:34 pm

I can't seem to find the weight for the model T's engine
The Pientpol Sky Scout plane was developed for it, as it was too heavy for his Air Camper, which used the motel A engine.
I'd guess you folks are the ones who'd know
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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:57 pm

There was a thread on the weight of T engine for shipping I think. I cant seem to find it.

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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by stove bolt » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 am

Thanks Jim
I got 291.15 lbs. for a long block/no trans
now to find the Covair engine weight, that should be easier.
They're still using them in airplanes.


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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by Trford » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:33 am

Have you considered VW? Dual ignition heads are available. We used one in the late 70s on an experimental plane.

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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by TRDxB2 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:22 am

stove bolt wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 am
Thanks Jim
I got 291.15 lbs. for a long block/no trans
now to find the Covair engine weight, that should be easier.
They're still using them in airplanes.
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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by Joe Bell » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 am

550 lbs. on a pallet, have shipped many of them.


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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by tdump » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am

Neighbor cut a volkswagon engine in 2 and started a 2 cylinder airplane project but never finished it.His 4 cylinder volks powered plane was finished but never flown and is rotting out in the yard.
I just can't get past the idea of flying IN THE AIR,behind a volkswagon engine that sounds like a bucket of chinese made chains :shock:

All these T engine blocks people are hauling for scrap because of water jacket cracks,you should be able to get them cheap and knock all the water jacket off them.I saw it on 1 engine,looked like crap on a shingle but I guess it worked back in the day.
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Cessna started in Kansas - Boeing has had a presence there
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Re: weight of Model T engine

Post by stove bolt » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, ford guys are always good guys.
To put this in context, I'm building free flight models, powered by rubber bands.
Some of those fellows are real sticky about "true scale", turns out Corvair engines have been used in the Sky Scout. I could explain more but on a off topic spot.
I am a Ford guy though, put a Scatt stroker kit in a 90 Lincoln small block. Dropped into my 49 Chev, fun. At the drag strip the chevy guys wouldn't talk to me, Ford guys love it.
Thanks again Pat
Oh I came up with 245 lbs., 46 lighter than the model T.

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