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Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zakk, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. zakk

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    Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?\'s

    SoloWookie is buying my 400 an I am trying to find the best way to ship it to him.

    1) How much does a SBC weight? oil pan to intake, complete
    2) Can i rent a crate (like the plastic types)?
    3) Any other shipping options?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aksidentproan

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    Re: Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?\'s

    When I have my engine rebuilt once a year for my datsun I snag a pallet from the back of some hardware store and buy a few 2x4's and just start building until its sturdy. Then, take a card board box and cut it apart so that you have a side on each part of your wooden crate. I usually use a big staple gun to attach the cardboard to the crate. Just keep in mind you have to brace it more sinse a SBC weighs more then my racing engines.

    Evan
     
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    Re: Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?\'s

    hummmm...stolen palet...i already have one of those/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Sounds like an idea...
     
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    Re: Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?\'s

    That is what I did also. Well I asked if I could have it. He was more than willing to give it away. Anyways, I crated up a AMC 360 that weighed 645 lbs. it was a complete motor. It weighs more than a 400 sbc. I shipped it from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Kansas City, Missiouri for $230. I used Roadway to ship it and had it insured for $4500. They were the cheapest I could find. Plus they got it there faster than they said they would.
     
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    Re: Shipping Engines...Weight and Crate option ?\'s

    A fully dressed sm block is about 525lbs. A long block 350
    in the crate goes 453lbs. Try your local dealer fore an engine
    crate. Might get lucky and pick up a crate fron a job in the shop. Maybe even try a machine shop for an engine container
    of some sort.
    Jim
     

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