Hi all. A while back I ended up with a parts car for my '97 Escort. The parts car sits behind my garage and I’m just getting tired of that. (The next thing you know its an old refrigerator, a pile of dead roof shingles, the old sofa…)
Scrap prices are very good and I have a couple of places I could take it. My brother can borrow a dolly to tow it. But I could also get any number of scrap metal collectors to come get it & this would involve no work on my part. I just want to figure out whether or not I think its worth my trouble. (Its probably not).
In order to figure out whether or not its worth my trouble I have to figure out about how much weight I’ve got. By standard specs the curb weight is around 2500lb. Assume that everything about the car is complete - except that it has nothing under the hood. Engine, transmission, radiator, A/C, power steering, cat converter…all gone.
So, given a '97 Escort with a 2.0L SOHC engine and auto trans, if you gut it under the hood, about how much weight do you think I have left? Or, alternatively, about how much would this engine + transmission weigh?
Ball park guesses are plenty good enough for me.