Removing Unnecessary Weight
Things I have removed:
* Vapor recovery system (charcoal canister and associated rubber/ metal lines)
* Wind shield washer fluid reservoir
* Subzero starting assist fluid bottle
* Some fuel delivery components near rear axle to eliminate restrictions feeding the fuel pump
* Stock crank pulley
You can see a nice vacant space where the vapor recovery canister used to sit, along with the windshield washer fluid reservoir & pump and the subzero starting assist system.
Things I will remove:
* Emissions control computer and wiring harness ( I am only using the oil pressure, oil level and water temp wires from the engine wiring harness).
* All remaining solenoids and relays that are no longer needed
* hatch area plastic, carpet, spare tire, storage bins, sound deadener, interior carpet, door panels (fab some aluminum replacements), radio, speakers, climate control, etc.
When is all said and done, I want to have a 2000 pound car... Maybe even with me in it. That could be a stretch at this point. Either I need to learn how to weld so I can remove some metal and add bracing or I need to go on a diet! Two thousand pounds should be easily attainable though considering the car itself is only 2300, and I have already removed a lot of heavy stuff. I'll have to get the car on a scale and see how much more I have to go.
I'll post results when I find a local drive-on scale.