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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:53 am 
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Just in case it is ever of interest or use to anyone, I have just weighed the body of my Haflinger, using a brand new 300kg capacity hanging scale.

It is a 1962 "Pre-Series" Short Wheelbase Haflinger, fitted with a short canvas, lightweight hood hoops & three sideboard panels.

~122kg ... Body only (ie excluding everything that can be stripped off an early SWB Haflinger)

~192kg ... Body and all parts that are painted body colour.

Both of these figures exclude
    Engine
    Chassis etc
    Electrics, Lights & Battery etc
    Doors
    Canvas
    Seat Cushions
    Steering Mechanism & Pedal Box
    All Control Rods & Cables
    Windscreen Glass
    Fuel

For completeness, these figures also exclude the weight of the metal stand that I have created to rest the body on during re-painting etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:50 pm 
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I though you would get round to weighing things when that scale arrived. What about the engine, with and without the tinware? Or the wheels? Maybe even the individual parts like the steering column/box bit?
Somebody might like the idea of making a "lightweight" version and would be interested in which thing weighed the most and therefore be the best things to remove and replace with lighter ones. (Yes, I know it's not likely to happen, but....)

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Ha! Steyr-Puch Superleggera!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Julian,

Did you ever get round to weighing your engine? I wonder what the comparison to a VW engine is? Or a BMW motorbike engine as these seem to be alternatives people have used.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:48 pm 
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John, see an older thread - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=745&p=1903&hilit=engine+weigh#p1903

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:49 pm 
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I had the opportunity to get Lurch weighed the other weekend. Took some scrap to a scrap dealer and after having all the scrap unloaded, they obviously weigh the vehicle all over again.
Anyway, as a long wheel base version Lurch weighed ~820KG so the difference between the plated weight and this weight was ~ 180KG. Now some of that I will agree was my stuff still on board, but I am not sure I had 180KG worth of things in the tool box next to the spare wheel. I have a "van locker box" - made of plastic... which has some things in it (tools, small electric tyre pump, Tarp, starting handle) So at some point I will have to take them all out and weight them!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:55 am 
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I can pick up a haffy engine and place it in the bench. I can not do the same for a VW engine. So I would estimate about 200 lbs complete


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:01 am 
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I weighed an engine a while ago - see viewtopic.php?f=23&t=745

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