An ls6 weighs 297 lbs... about 20-30lbs off of a 13b. With torque tube and transaxle its 450.
Without a picture of a complete
LS6 on a scale I don't believe it. That's less than a all-aluminum 4-cylinder 2.4 liter Honda engine.
Well, it just so happens we have a few of said pics around here, and you're right to be skeptical of somebody claiming the LS6 to weigh <300lbs. I too would really like to see a source for that absurdly low claimed weight. Short block maybe? Seems to me that somebody may have been drinking too much of the FFR kool-aid.
Page 1 of the "Engine weight summary" sticky in the "engines and drivetrains" forum...LS1 from an 02 Vette = 456lbs with manifolds but no accessories. Can't see if that is with or without flywheel/clutch, but either way a far cry from <300lbs. Also page 5 in the same thread shows a complete LS1/T56 drivetrain with no manifolds, but at least some accessories and I believe with clutch/flywheel, to be (sans published approximate T56 weight) in the upper 480lb range. So fairly consistent numbers from two independent photographic sources. Decently light for a V8, but nothing that would seem to defy the laws of physics either.
-heck, maybe I'll get nuts and submit a design concept of my own. Maybe the winner will get a free kit.
You guys are suckers or in the least very cheap, they will reap the rewards not you - if you submit a design register the design first.
Agreed. In this social networking media age, all sorts of companies are taking advantage of people being revved up at the slight potential
for 30 seconds of "fame" and a nominal reward, while really just providing mass quantities of free labor hours and resources from which the company will directly profit. Hell, the Local Motors business model is specifically based around this concept. Maybe I just value my time (and intellectual property) too much as a "professional" to give it away, essentially free, for others financial gain...But then again, maybe I'm just jealous that I didn't think of it first.