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This is a discussion on Weight reduction wiring within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by Eganslp I'd like to see it!!! I'm looking to do the same thing I've had the whole ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eganslp View Post
    I'd like to see it!!! I'm looking to do the same thing I've had the whole interior out for like a year now. I'm just extremely nervous tomes with the wiring. Bc it my DD still. lts just a driver and passenger seat but I want it to look good in there too, but there's just wires everywhere. I cut out the whole radio and speakers but put in my own radio an amp

    this's what I originally wanted to do, but I can't find anybody willing to sell me their TA dashboard(98-02) and i looked everywhere for one. i was wanting to put that in an do this for the gauge setup

    I would really love to get this done by summer. So if anybodys up for helping That'll be great...... LoL

    Hey 02Sweet, I have a couple of questions for you! lts about your weight reduction:
    1) your a/c was removed, but were you able to keep the heating tho? As you know it gets cold here, & I'm a bitch when it comes to it being cold lol!!!
    2) for your your wipers how were you only able to keep only one of them?
    3) rad overflow 1 quart??? will any do?
    4) for the AIR system, how'd you keep the car running? Bc I pulled the fuse and the car just bogged down and nearly died until I shut her down I was afraid of ruining something so does that have to be tuned out? or will it not do that it if I just remove the whole system?
    5) rear defroster, whats going lexan mean??
    6)and finally what wire did you solder to loop the seatbelt?
    I see you are in Philadelphia its a short trip. I am right next to Lansdale.

    1) Yes a/c is removed. I did remove heat but I meant to do that. It is very simple to retain heat and remove a/c though. I am going with a hot rod heater. it's about 275 for the setup tiny and easy to install. Lighter than keeping the stock setup too.
    2)Wipers.....lol I haven't even touched them yet. The car will be at the track before I hit the street. But I have found a bunch of simple universal wipers. I will make up a bracket and mount it in the stock location for the driver side. I can not run the passenger one b/c my intake fills that spot up
    3)buy this POW!
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1472/
    4)AIR system was removed 3 years ago and yes its tuned out.
    5)Yes for rear defroster. I will go with a lexan rear window so no defrost and its lighter.
    6)coming right off the seatbelt latch next to the center console. There 2 black wires.

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    02 Sweet, does that company make those with provisions for an intercooler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    02 Sweet, does that company make those with provisions for an intercooler?
    Yes they make them custom however you want them. You can get them setup for intercooler, rad and pump, fuel cell, etc...

    It's nhra approved to hold fuel per how thick the chromemoly is. It's less than 10 lbs.

    I choose to get mine stock off the shelf. When I get to the point I need to mount something in there I can grind it down and weld what I need on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    Yes they make them custom however you want them. You can get them setup for intercooler, rad and pump, fuel cell, etc...

    It's nhra approved to hold fuel per how thick the chromemoly is. It's less than 10 lbs.

    I choose to get mine stock off the shelf. When I get to the point I need to mount something in there I can grind it down and weld what I need on.

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    Well I guess I got a little crazy with the cutting. Before I put the interior back in I figured I would try and start the car. Well it started right up but the starter kept spinning! I have some work ahead of me.

    I knew I would catch a snag on startup but I figured it WOULDN'T start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    Well I guess I got a little crazy with the cutting. Before I put the interior back in I figured I would try and start the car. Well it started right up but the starter kept spinning! I have some work ahead of me.

    I knew I would catch a snag on startup but I figured it WOULDN'T start.
    Do you have a set of factory books?

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    I have the cd from ebay with the manual on it. We will see how good it is. Im at the part time job till 1 then back to the garage ill post up my findings.
    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Do you have a set of factory books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I have the cd from ebay with the manual on it. We will see how good it is. Im at the part time job till 1 then back to the garage ill post up my findings.
    If you need anything looked up let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    If you need anything looked up let me know.
    Got it figured out. Had the wrong wires on the shifter connected. Revers light power and a wire from the neutral safety circuit. Back to clean up and reassembly

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    Got it figured out. Had the wrong wires on the shifter connected. Revers light power and a wire from the neutral safety circuit. Back to clean up and reassembly
    glad to hear you got it sorted out

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    glad to hear you got it sorted out
    Thanks me too!

    UPDATE!!!


    So before I decided to start putting the wire mess back together I figured I would test all of the things I WANTED to keep.

    Surprisingly everything still works!!!

    Last night I wire loomed and taped all the wires back together. I also reinstalled the dash brace as well. I ended up stopping there to running out of kerosene.

    Today (as soon as the damn garage warms up its still 45 in there) I will be removing the antenna bracket, amps, speakers, and other random things. I am still up in the air about cutting out the rear seat brackets just in case.

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    What is your goal for a final weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    What is your goal for a final weight?
    I would like to be under 3100 with me in it. Figure all of the stuff I removed already I should be damn near close. A few years ago the car was 3350 with me in it almost stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I would like to be under 3100 with me in it. Figure all of the stuff I removed already I should be damn near close. A few years ago the car was 3350 with me in it almost stock.

    Damn... my car is a pig! I think I am at 3,575 with the stock wheels and tires.

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    What rims are you going to go with an are you changing out the driveshaft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    What rims are you going to go with an are you changing out the driveshaft?
    For the street I am running the z snowflake stockers

    For the track I am running welds can't afford anything better yet

    Drive shaft will get up graded with the rear purchase

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    Which drive shaft are you looking at I can only find this one, I've been debating buying one
    http://www.lmperformance.com/1565/1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    Which drive shaft are you looking at I can only find this one, I've been debating buying one
    http://www.lmperformance.com/1565/1.html
    I haven't even thought that far yet. There is a local guy that makes them to what ever you want for the same price as that one.

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    damn... now i got to do a weight reduction on mine...

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    3260 with out me in mine and a 1/2 tank of gas... right around 3450 with me in it... i think i'll do a weight reduction on my self... get down to the 160lbs i was in jr high...

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