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    MGA engine weight?

    Hi--I'm getting ready to pull the engine --transmission--and everything hanging on to it----how much does the darn thing weigh anyway?--

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    Re: MGA engine weight?

    A lot! A B engine is around 400 lbs. Don't remember if that's with or without "everything hanging on to it". Transmission is 75 or 80 lbs.; add 25 or so if overdrive. Would imagine the A engine is pretty close to that.
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    Re: MGA engine weight?

    thanks--I had always used "trucker's rope" orange and black with the morris minor, MG Midget and a chain fall--but those engines, etc were "A-Block" and a lot lighter--
    I'll have to rethink this--thanks again

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    Re: MGA engine weight?

    Easier and quicker. to pull the engine alone and get the trans out later.

    IIRC the complete engine without ancillaries stuck on it is around 350 lbs.
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