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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Losing weight
I have recently started sprinting my GTV8 and would like to shave off some weight (to the car that is).
Bumpers/fenders have gone, plastic rear springs,Fibreglass bonnet/tailgate/Perspex, rear seat gone.
Dont want to change the steel wings as they are perfect. Would really like to keep the apearance of a road car but lighter.
Just put her on the weighbridge 994kg with 1/4 tank of fuel.My manual says the standard car is 1108kg.
What else can I do without, or lighten?
Anyone got any tips? (apart from slimfast).
|Use one 12-volt battery rather than two 6-volt batteries if that applies to your car. Swap your spare for a can of fix a flat. Replace your MGBGT V8 road wheels with lighter weight wheels. Replace carpets with floor mats. Save a couple of pounds with plastic headlights. Ditch your nice MG valve covers and use tin Buick valve covers instead. How far do you want to go?|
|Don't know if this applies to your car, but later model B's here in the states have very heavy doors as they have a crossmember in them. Earlier cars have much lighter doors.|
Glass, all interior trim including passenger seat and the rear deck - then those heavy wings !
|Underseal and sound deadening. Also sunroof, especially full length version.|
My racer weighs in at about 1020 kg with bumpers, all glass and steel tailgate.
This thread was discussed between 20/09/2001 and 21/09/2001
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