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    Weight of sbc heads?

     



    Hey everyone. I have another question, I want to take the heads off my 267 sbc and clean them. They have rust around the ports and I was gonna try to remove the rust, any advice on removing the rust? I was wondering, how much would one of these heads weigh? Am I going to be able to pick it up? I don't want to take the bolts out and drop it due to not being able to lift it. Also, I tried to loosen one and could not get it to come loose. Any advice on getting them loose? Thanks in advance
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    Cast iron SBC heads 45 pounds fully assembled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 84Monte View Post
    Hey everyone. I have another question, I want to take the heads off my 267 sbc and clean them. They have rust around the ports and I was gonna try to remove the rust, any advice on removing the rust? I was wondering, how much would one of these heads weigh? Am I going to be able to pick it up? I don't want to take the bolts out and drop it due to not being able to lift it. Also, I tried to loosen one and could not get it to come loose. Any advice on getting them loose? Thanks in advance
    Pictures would help on the rust your talking about...
    ((I tried to loosen one and could not get it to come loose. Any advice on getting them loose?)). Get a breaker bar, or, a pc of pipe to fit over your ratchet....
    Sounds like you may want to get someone with more experience to help you get started... , Good thing it isn't a Ford cast iron intake... hahaha. They come in about 80 lbs...
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    There are 17 bolts holding a small block Chevy head. If you take out all the bolts and the head won't come loose, it's likely the gasket sealer has it glued in place. If you can get a rigid putty knife or some other thin blade between the head and block at one of the upper corners, you should be able to break it loose. Be sure you have ahold of it or it may slide off once you break it loose from its locator pins. If it lands on your toes you won't be walking normally for a while...
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    Use a pry bar, a big screw driver, a broom stick handle. All bolts out, simply use the tool, hold down on the bottom side of the head. Now pry, or using a small jerk motion, and break it loose on the intake side. By holding down with the other hand, you help keep it over the head pins that are located on the bottom side. That simple. Make sure you have the block drained, or you will get your feet wet...
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