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PostPost by: ebc699 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:41 am

I weighed my Plus 2S 130/4 recently with I think probably about half a tank and it came out at 880 KG or 1940 lbs. This is more in line with the workshop manual. Perhaps the weight varies depending on whether the fuel tank is half full or half empty...............
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:28 am

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Sorry about this but I think your Plus2 would weight the same wether the tank was half-full or half-empty?........

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:12 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Sorry about this but I think your Plus2 would weight the same wether the tank was half-full or half-empty?


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PostPost by: gerrym » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:07 pm

The weight saving (half full) was due to there being less air (undoutably of the hot variety) in the tank.!!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:38 pm

Now I've really got a problem.....half full-less air.half empty-more air???

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PostPost by: andyelan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:44 pm

And of course every one knows that a ton of feathers has got to weigh less than a ton of bricks

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:08 pm

Now I know you're taking the P*ss!

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:40 am

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1940 sounds light for a +2 to me, although 2000 lbs. was a factory target. I thought the early ones came in at about 2100. I'll weigh my '69 without fuel, as it will probably evaporate before I can get to the scales anyway. Does compressed air in an empty fuel tank weigh more? Should I take the cap off first?
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PostPost by: gerrym » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:21 am

Eric, for this to be a valid weight comparison against the original "factory" spec, you will have to refill the tyres back to the original "factory" 1969 air. We are all told that global warming has increased CO2 levels!!
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