Originally Posted by Action Fab
Sounds like you already made up your mind.
No mind made up. I'm largely leaning to the 8.1. But I'd like to see what is available and what people have good luck with so I can have a list of potential engines. In the next year, if one of the potential engines pops up dirt cheap, that will ultimately be the choice.
I have the 8.1L weighing 761 lbs. The Toyota 2F weighs 750 lbs.
A Duramax LB7 weighs 835 lbs according to this site:
6.6L Duramax LB7 Specs & Information
But as I noted, I've seen claims of up to 1000lbs for an lb7. If an LB7 really is close to the 850 lbs, I'd put it back in the list of runners.
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