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Old 12-14-18, 10:23PM   #1
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Default 63 Tempest

A friend of mine was looking at a 63 Tempest to build I was surprised at how little they weigh. WOW only 2810 lbs.

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Are you trying to find 1963 pontiac tempest values? ... how to value your 1963 pontiac tempest and assess the current state of the classic car market. ... Additional Info; Curb Weight: 2810 lbs.
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When he asked me, I said have a friend that has one he races he said it weighs 3470 lbs

Then he sent me the info posted above.
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Old 12-14-18, 10:56PM   #3
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So Iíve been trying to figure out were all extra weight comes from.

Letís round off curb weight 2810 lbs, letís say he weighs 175.00 and letís add a 120 lbs for roll cage to get certified to run 9ís that = $3105 lbs trying to figure out were the extra 365 lbs cane from.

Itís a IA block letís add 50 lbs for that, 10 lbs for gas. Thatís still 300 lbs unaccounted for.
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Lou,mine is 3260.Tom
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That sounds about right.
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Remember the stock engine was a 4 cyc 1 bbl!
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Ok, that explains it. Thanks
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Wow, you think you start out with real light car...right. Got be at least 200 lbs difference between IA block and 4 banger. That would easily bring it up to 3400 lbs.
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Wow, you think you start out with real light car...right. Got be at least 200 lbs difference between IA block and 4 banger. That would easily bring it up to 3400 lbs.
Lou I have never lied about my car. I don't know why people would think I would start now. This is why I rarely post on either site anymore. You have to always have the guy with my dicks bigger than yours or you have to be lying just waiting to jump on you. It was once fun, but not anymore.
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Mike...Congrats on the 9.50! Yup I agree with you 100%. To be honest I had doubts because of who posted your weight. Classic example of what can be achieved with CV-1 in the (right hands) I think this clears it up.
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Mike...Congrats on the 9.50! Yup I agree with you 100%. To be honest I had doubts because of who posted your weight. Classic example of what can be achieved with CV-1 in the (right hands) I think this clears it up.
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Mike, what carb did you end up with and what size 1150.
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Mike, what carb did you end up with and what size 1150.
Billet Lil Bo 1220 CFM 4150 footprint
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