weigh my head

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Davren

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Hi all
odd one but ! .How can i weigh my Head ?
As you've posted this in one of the car forums, not the Leisure Lounge, I assume you mean the cylinder head, not the head on your body?
ePER (the Fiat spare parts catalogue lists the weights of all components.
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gr0mit

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As you've posted this in one of the car forums, not the Leisure Lounge, I assume you mean the cylinder head, not the head on your body?
ePER (the Fiat spare parts catalogue lists the weights of all components.
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Hi I can now see how weird this must be. What it is , I am currently creating a better way to lay under my van for repairs. My creation being a hinged head and neck support. Spring loaded. So ,if I knew the weight of my head ( or the average head) I could then purchase the correct compression spring to suit. So average head weight would do. I am also currently trying to find out if I need to lock timing to change broken crankshaft pulley . Many thanks Davren.
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Seems there are several methods on the web, including this one.

Set up a bucket full to the brim with water with the bucket standing in a collection bowl. Submerse your head neck deep into the bucket, then weigh the water that overflowed into the bowl. Add 10%, and the result will be a good approximation of your head weight. This is because the density of the human body is about 10% higher than water and the reason we do not float in it.
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Google also says "the average human head weighs around 5kg", if you just want to run with that.
You'd need to decide how average you thought your head was.
 
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DaveMcT

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Use a blood pressure sphygmomanometer under the hinged support. For about £12, you can pump it to suit any weight or angle you like.
 
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