Weight Loss Table

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by dr, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    As for bumper brackets, I took the stock ones and we drilled large holes in them and milled slots to lighten. Have them weighing next to nothing, faster and cheaper.

    Jim N.
  2. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    As for pulleys, made aluminum ones and made smaller for crank and large for alternator. Slowed it down = less hp robbed and lighter too.
    Jim N.
  3. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    I got my car to 3075 #s and still have not touched doors and have stock fenders and stock glass.

    Jim N.
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  4. Buizila

    Buizila GO BROWNS !!!!!!

    Anyone know of any billet hood hinges out there?
  5. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans a new project

    Ask Steve Reynolds about his sets.
  6. Buizila

    Buizila GO BROWNS !!!!!!

    I was actually hoping he was gonna respond to mine.....lol
  7. buicks

    buicks Well-Known Member

    Something simple on my street car, I'm sure you guys have already done, an aluminum radiator, it felt like less than half the weight of my brass one.
  8. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Anyone have more info? I can update the chart
  9. buicks

    buicks Well-Known Member

    I just added up all my weight savings, I am 250-260 lbs light and almost all in front with the farthest things back being lighter seats.
    Is there any reason to maybe get lighter front springs? I wonder especially because of jarring bumps and fiberglass fenders/hood.
  10. buicks

    buicks Well-Known Member

    Running without hood springs, what maybe a pound?
  11. nitrousfish

    nitrousfish Dave Fisher

    I just cut the door beams out of mine, took out 40lbs Next project is engine crossmember.
    Has anyone Swiss cheesed the actual frame ? My cage is welded to the floor uf that matters.
    Should be ordering a glass deck lid soon since I can’t find one used ( out of shits and giggles, I looked into carbon fiber. Haha. Wayyy more than I’m willing to spend. I was prepared for 500$ ish range, nah more like close to Two Gs)
    I am stuck on whether to get another 71/72 glass bumper or change to the ft end to a 70(I picked up a 70 rr glass one at the Nats)
  12. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Anyone with a 3D printer want to make 70 headlight bezels? I think Buick owned stock in the diecast manufacturer.

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