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Old 02-24-2008, 06:54 PM
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Question What is the best way to ship a block in the USA

Hey Y'all

I might need to ship a Short Block BBC from Fla to Ill.
What is the best way to ship it?

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Depending on weight, Greyhound ships cheaper than anyone. You don't even have to wrap it! Just put on an address. About how heavy is it? Give them a call. The only draw back is that you have to take it to the terminal and the reciever has to pic it up at a terminal, but the price can not be beat.
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I had a SBC bare block shipped from the west coast to NC a couple of years ago for $120 via Forward Air. This requires though taking the item to one of their terminals at any major airport they serve, as well as picking it up at one. By contrast, I shipped a SBC bare block from NC to Florida last summer via truck freight and it cost the buyer $170.
I'll have to check into the Greyhound thing. I'm getting ready to have a ZF 6 speed C4 Corvette tranny and related parts shipped from Texas to here in NC. The ZF6 is one heavy transmission! It's for a friend so I want to minimize costs.
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+1 on Greyhound, I had a truck door shipped that way and it was around $30
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Depending on weight, Greyhound ships cheaper than anyone. You don't even have to wrap it! Just put on an address. About how heavy is it? Give them a call. The only draw back is that you have to take it to the terminal and the reciever has to pic it up at a terminal, but the price can not be beat.

Well I may be a bit premature seems the buyers is put off by one month in the date code but I am sure there might be another ...I hope so

its a 66 BBC 427 Short block minus the oil pan ...lots of rust but hey one year motor

I don't think them Dogs can lift it ,I know I can't ...

TOO OLD & back has no more abuse left in it

How much does a this thing weigh? {approx} anyone?


thanks alot guys!


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I can't find a weight for a short block anywhere (not even shipping weight in online stores -- one listed it as "0.00 lbs"). Found Engine Weight FYI (from a comment in 427 or 454?) which shows "Chevy Big Block V8 685" lbs. Guesstimate the weight of every part not on that short block and subtract.

Either that or break out the bathroom scales, a couple of 2x4s and a calculator.

Shipping prices now probably won't compare well to shipping prices a couple of years ago.

Where would Greyhound stuff a 427 block, anyway? Are those luggage compartments big enough?
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well according to my wife the Grey dog will only take up to 150lbs.

I been told that the stripped block weighs in @ 270lbs

I have 2 cranks & 8 pistons & rods I was thinking of buying some 6" PVC pipe & put the pistons & cranks in the tubes

{No not all in one pipe}

I putting caps on the ends

I's like to see UPS or FED EX bust them open.

Anyone have some cheap shipping methods ? names & numbers P P P P Please .





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