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NCDemon1971
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Post subject: 63-66 Dodge Dart weight (Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:32 pm) Reply with quote

Anyone weighed their '63-66 Dart? Just wondering how light I can get a '65 Dart down to within reason. 2 door post if that makes a difference.


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Post subject: (Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:37 pm) Reply with quote

My 65 Valaint hardtop was 3015 with the wife and me and half a tank.

2700 empty?



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Post subject: (Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:47 pm) Reply with quote

'66 Dart 270 hardtop with 9" drums, 185/70R13 front tires, 225/70R14 rear tires, manual steering, 225 engine, 7 1/4 axle and A904 auto trans was 2850 lbs.



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Post subject: (Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:16 am) Reply with quote

65 Valiant, legal NHRA stock eliminator car in the mid 1970's. Model 100 2 dr sdn. 170, 904, 7 1/4, aluminum wheels, skinny front tires, 8x22x13 slicks. No radio, or heater, or exhaust after the headers. Weight 2530 lbs



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Post subject: (Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:57 am) Reply with quote

Depends on what you want to do with it. 2500-2600 w/o driver in drag only form is not too tough. 2800 in street driver form is not hard. Sounds like fun!!

Lou



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Post subject: (Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:10 pm) Reply with quote

Dart270 wrote:
Depends on what you want to do with it. 2500-2600 w/o driver in drag only form is not too tough. 2800 in street driver form is not hard. Sounds like fun!!

Lou


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Post subject: (Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:39 pm) Reply with quote

Pulling out standard stuff like interior and front (maybe rear) bumper and such should get you to 2600 w/o driver pretty easy. Gut doors and put in some lexan and do some aluminium accessories under the hood and you can get another 200lb out of it. Light wheels/tires, etc...

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Post subject: Speed holes... (Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:34 am) Reply with quote

I seem to remember one o the killer bees had also pursued this goal and went so far as to hole saw the inner door panels and other flat sections of metal in the body that weren't reinforcement or the skin of the car... can't remember what he weighed in at...


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Post subject: Re: Speed holes... (Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:15 pm) Reply with quote

DusterIdiot wrote:
I seem to remember one o the killer bees had also pursued this goal and went so far as to hole saw the inner door panels and other flat sections of metal in the body that weren't reinforcement or the skin of the car... can't remember what he weighed in at...


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Kinda like what I was doing earlier today.


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Post subject: (Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:46 am) Reply with quote

I think you are referring to madmax, his car weighs around 2370 lbs from some of the posts and comments I was able to find.



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Post subject: Nope.... (Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:21 pm) Reply with quote

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I think you are referring to madmax


No, Sergio G did it to his car to see how light he could get it, and run a tired stock engine.


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Post subject: (Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:42 pm) Reply with quote

If anyone wanted to know, I removed the dash frame today which didn't have the ashtray or cluster in it, 23.9 pounds. I haven't weighed the heater box yet.


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Post subject: (Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:23 am) Reply with quote

Yep, lots of weight in those things, and not needed for the track.

Happy chopping and building!

Lou



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Post subject: (Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:56 pm) Reply with quote

Yes, Lou..It is pretty fun to hack a piece off here and there and weigh it Laughing

Too bad I often end up with rusted junk that only I would build and is really hard to remove stuff from Crying or Very sad

The upside is you can cut out rusty stuff = weight removal Very Happy

Today's venture was removing the roll up quarter windows. The glass, channel and associated hardware weighed in at 10 pounds. That is 10 pounds per side!

I could keep a log of this stuff if anyone really wanted to know

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