hahaha, So then going on a diet would also be an effective weight reduction method lol....
Adding frame connectors adds about 25 lbs
Adding traction bars adds about 10 lbs
Aging has added 40 lbs to me.
Aluminum heads, intake, and tubular shorties are the no-pain (that is, no other loss of features required) way to do it. I *think* (absent any real-world data) a single 4bbl is going to be lightest, with Webers, Weber-like independent-runner EFI , and late factory-type chefs-hat EFI somewhat heavier.In two words, Aluminum Heads. You take off weight on the front end and gain power. That is the simple answer, the longer more involved answer comes later...just watch this thread!
I put my 65 fastback on a rather expensive diet but also selectively added weight. The largest and most effective weight reduction is in the front of the car, mostly engine. Also, there are overlapping benefits: weight reduction, weight redistribution, less rotating mass, more power, better cooling, etc..Words to live by.
Mainly curious what others have done, and if it was worthwhile.
Just checked my copy and sure enough that's what he says. He also shows it's equivalent to a 32 HP gain. That is far more than I would have guessed by the seat of the pants.4. Al flywheel -20lbs, $300 (engine revs up quicker but is harder to launch. BTW, 15x=300lbs equivalent seems optomistic)
Not my figures, Chassis Engineering, by Herb Adams. Page 109.. Good book, check it out.