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Old 09-12-2011, 09:31 AM   #26
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You need to post up a good weight reduction thread. I need ideas.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #27
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-6 Airbags (Side Curtain, Seats, dash) (-33 pounds)
Dash removed, lightened, tubular steel loop cut off of cross brace, cross brace lightened, sound deadening removed from backside of FW (-30 lbs)
Removed rear belts and brackets, and sheet metal holding bracket mounts (-20 pounds)
Weld RT-S & tires (-85 pounds)
Headers/X/Dumps at axle for weight (-60 pounds)
Tubular front crash support (-19 pounds)
Tubular rear crash support (-16 pounds)
!Evap (9.7 pounds, not including evap line, which I left in)
!A/C (75 pounds)
!Junk Block Oil Cooler/Heater, unnecessary (-7 pounds)
Lightweight Billet clutch (-12 pounds)
Sound deadening removed from under seats, backseats, trunk, including hood/trunk liner (-8 pounds)
Braille battery (-24 pounds)
Wipers/Wiper Motors (9 pounds)
Windshield Washer Tank + Pump and lines (4 pounds)


412 pounds so far. I've got another 20 pounds in coilovers, and 20 more in lightweight brakes, but those are extremely expensive per pound, so may be a while. Looking inside the car, you cannot tell anything has been removed. I'd like to go to lexan back glass, which should save another 30 pounds, but again, expensive.

Add an additional 52 pounds for track days, with removal of pass. seat and back seat. They're normally in the car, so I dont count them. That's 464 pounds total. I also suppose I could remove more material behind the dash (there's 300 pounds of shit there on a stock car), but I'm satisfied with what I got out of it for not too much work, given that it is still a very comfortable car, and I enjoy the radio, heater, defroster, etc. It's not a daily driver anymore (though it is just as comfortable as a stock car) and air conditioning is pointless here in northern WA, I never used it anyway, though I have all the components in the garage corner for if I ever move back south.

From the thread I just made in drag racing and copied here.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:03 PM   #28
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Quite an impressive list of weight reduction. Probably too much for mosts of us, but a great effort. My biggest savings were wheels, exhaust, battery and seat.

Is Lexan legal for drag racing? I thought I read somewhere it's not for street cars.

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #29
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Andy's (ADM) 4L80e adapter plate showed up today, this bastard is HEAVY and solid. Weighs as much as the entire factory crossmember, must be solid steel. Can't ask for a simpler way to bolt in a 4L80.

@Padre, lexan isn't DOT legal for front glass, but is legal in the rear. It's legal f/r on a dragstrip.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:04 AM   #30
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Sold the 6 Speed today. Time to get the automatic ordered.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:12 AM   #31
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Sold the 6 Speed today. Time to get the automatic ordered.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:55 AM   #32
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TSP sent me some mail that they had a cool video to post of the block machining, hopefully we'll see that today
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:49 AM   #33
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Performabuilt is making my 4L80E who are you ordering yours from? I was originally getting it from monster trans but I heard so many bad things about them I cancelled the order and went with a more expensive trans
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #34
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Sold the 6 Speed today. Time to get the automatic ordered.
Ummm...that is a Diet Pepsi
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:15 PM   #35
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Stars are lining up for me. Jake's had a one time deal on a built 4l80 for 600$ off the normal price, and now its on its way to me. Can't pass up that kind of deal, excited to get it in
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #36
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #37
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #38
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Dude it's going to be a monster. Awesome
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #39
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$2600 on a one time sale for $2000. A steal.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:24 PM   #40
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Small update: Picking up tranny tomorrow, and a secret squirrel told me that there are some PRC small bore LS7 heads coming this way to top this short off.... since there arent any published numbers on them yet, I'm going to get my own
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #41
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Small update: Picking up tranny tomorrow, and a secret squirrel told me that there are some PRC small bore LS7 heads coming this way to top this short off.... since there arent any published numbers on them yet, I'm going to get my own
How much did you get for your TR6060 as I need to sell mine as well.
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2000 for the trans/slave cyl/master cy/clutch pedal assy/lines. Sold it all together as a conversion.

Shot from today with the engine crate for my old engine in my saturn truck :p
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #43
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #44
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funny, pics, saturn truck and diet pepsi...almost comical.lol..ordered my stage 4 from jakes..ask for mike...tell him chris and mike sent you...
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:34 PM   #45
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The 4L80e showed up today, was interesting lifting it by myself at the terminal. I must have felt superhuman for a moment taking it off the pallet, because I damn sure couldn't lift it a second time once I got home to the house it rode home in the passenger seat of the saturn truck





A6 Shifter should be coming later today from Gene@GMPartsHouse, going to convert that to work with the 4L so it all looks factory inside.

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Nothing like direct fit factory parts to make life simple. Definitely going to be using my manual leather boot instead of the cheesy auto plastic gate though.
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2000 for the trans/slave cyl/master cy/clutch pedal assy/lines. Sold it all together as a conversion.

Shot from today with the engine crate for my old engine in my saturn truck :p
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:54 PM   #49
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What's on their way from TSP? Small bore magic? Since no one has gotten any numbers on these, looks like I'm going to be the first to publish them.

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did you use the optishift from jake and how much for the shifter...i am geting everything...you have ..lol..trying ton keep track of what i need from you..andy-mount..gmprts-shifter..am i missing anything so far?..thanks, dc
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