Weight difference between SBC and BBC?

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  1. NYH1

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    What's the weight difference between a SBC with aluminum intake, iron heads, and iron water pump and a BBC with aluminum intake, aluminum heads, and aluminum water pump?

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    depends on who you ask, I would guess around 80-100 pounds
     
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    Is that comparing them with all iron components (intake, heads and water pump)?

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    Generally the diff is considered 150-175 pounds , stock to stock, so you could guess that with the setup you mentioned, you would be in the 80-100 pound different
     
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    Then there are aluminum block versions on both sides.
     
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    Thanks Dave.

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    No aluminum blocks for me....ain't got that kinda money!

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    How much would that extra 80/100 lbs. effect the handling of a late model 2nd gen. Camaro? Doesn't seem like a lot of weight. I've never had a big block car though.

    Not that it matters, but I'm thinking about a 454/496.

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    Put a rack and pinion set up in to enhance your driving pleasure and shed some of the excess weight of the BBC! It's a two-fer! lol
     
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