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#1 Weight of car

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi all . Just out of interest has anyone actually weighed their car on a weigbridge and /or scales ? Just interested if the real figure was much different to the book weight . Hands up my nosyness is in the FHC in the main . But interested to hear anything . Cheers for any ideas .Darren
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#2 Re: Weight of car

Post by 288gto » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:16 am

dal2.0litrefrogeye wrote:Hi all ...... . But interested to hear ANYTHING . Cheers for any ideas .Darren
You got much titanium in yours Darren, you know like shims, p clips and small brackets or have you stuck with heavier aluminium?

That makes a huge difference :bigrin: :bigrin:


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#3 Re: Weight of car

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:02 am

Hi Simon. Nope just left all shims out . That should lighten things up .... along with anti shake washers and using plain nuts instead of the weighty nylocks and of course helium in tyres :bigrin: :bigrin:
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#4 Re: Weight of car

Post by mgcjag » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:54 am

Hi Darren.....i have seen this info on Jag lovers.....quite a few of the US guys have had there cars on a weigh bridge have a look here and have a search https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type- ... ight/60758
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#5 Re: Weight of car

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

Cheers Steve
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#6 Re: Weight of car

Post by Jaglex » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm

Ser. 1.5 DHC tipped the scales at 1.279,3 kg unmanned, no spare wheel, no tools but with 3/4 full petrol tank, all other fluids, tonneau cover + soft top, the usual maps and satnav, towels (to collect the intruding rain) beanies, gloves and sweets and the other stuff you carry in your car when traveling in autumn over the alps. (No, no snow chains...)
Ser. 1.5 DHC LHD

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#7 Re: Weight of car

Post by Woolfi » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:23 pm

EV12 OTS tipped the scales at 1.480 kg unmanned, no spare wheel, no tools but with 1/2 full petrol tank, all other fluids, soft top.
The car has:
- Aluminium cooler
- lightwight "voltage producer" Bosch, from a Golf II
- (lightwight ? ) starter from a XJ81 V12 6,0 L, year 1993
- Getrag 5gear-box
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#8 Re: Weight of car

Post by 71 V12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 pm

Hello Wolfgang,

Was the Bosch alternator a straight replacement or did you need to modify brackets, pulley etcetera?

Kind regards,

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