3. Weight Removal.
Yes, it is possible to get down to 2050 lbs legally, but it is very difficult and expensive.
DO NOT replace front and rear windshields with plastic.
- Remove all chrome trim.
- Remove hood lock - hold hood down with hood pins and tape across front.
- Remove bracing from entire underside of hood and rear deck.
- Remove head light and parking lights.
- Strip out dash and all wiring.
Rewire car with minimum wiring and replace dash with aluminum. (NOTE: This only refers to the instrument cluster, not the steel dash that's welded into the car.)
- Gut interior including roof. Replace only the door panels. Cover air vent holes with aluminum.
Remove exterior cover from steering column and install Heims joint to hold column to dash.
- Remove window glass from doors and sides and all mechanisms.
- Remove bumpers, horn, hood hinges, latches, and extra lights.
- Remove sheet metal cover on tunnel under car. Scrape off undercoating.
- Remove extra tail lights.
- Use figerglass racing seat.
- Replace stock battery with a 13 lb racing battery.
- Trim excess weight off of crossmember on front of transaxle.
- Use magnesium wheels.
- If desperate, gut alternator and remove windshield wipers and motor.
Every 10 lbs is worth 1 more horsepower.
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