Weight Loss Programme

So, ripping the chassis back to bare metal wouldn’t be worth doing unless I also took a chance to reduce weight.

That's your mum, that isThis page will highlight the current weights and the lighter weight of all the changes. As I get the new components delivered I’ll keep track of the weight savings.
If I didn’t take the weight difference between the pinto and duratec into account (because I haven’t weighed them yet, I am sat at 358 bhp/tonne, up from my original of 316, which is nice. Now, if I take into account an estimate that the duratec is 40kg lighter than the pinto and the wheels and tires save me 12kg, then I can look to raise the figure to 365 bhp/tonne. If I want to crack 400, Ill need 230 bhp, or more weight loss.

To quote Penny from The Big Bang Theory, “Holy Christ on a Crapper!”

Standard to Carbon-Kevlar seats93 bls212kg

What Original Weight New Weight # Saving
lightened front v-pulley and timing wheel 1.58 0.54 1 1
Pinto Cast to Duratec Alloy Bellhousing 11.15 4.19 1 7
Front Shock (Spax to Gaz) 2.6 2.1 2 1
RWD lightweight flywheel 12.2 3.7 1 8.5
Pinto to Duratec 80 40 1 40
Steel to composite tank 5.8 2.17 1 3.7
Standard to Carbon-Kevlar seats 9 3 bls 2 12kg
Chopping out engine mount plates 1.8 0.6 1 1.2
Lightweight Racing Wheels 9 6 bls 3 12kg
Me dieting Not telling 9kg 1 4kg no way
Total 90


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  3. Hi Mark. Your blog looks great and offers much food for thought. I am currently struggling on with 3D printing and carbon in my mission to turbocharge my Blackbird Fury. I have just set up a group on Facebook for Fury owners as this was something that seemed to be lacking. Can I please encourage you and any of your blog readers to sign up – it will be a bit boring until I drum up some members. Search for Fisher Fury Owners.

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