Ripping out the A.C motor,Radiator,gas pipes and all pipework saved loads of weight,nearly 40 kilos.This means you wll be changing the belt from one with A.C to one for a 156 with no A.C.Dont forget that,I nearly did.
Wow, dude. 40kg - the AC is history, that is huge
If you are building a project car and dont have any back seat passengers to worry about then also rip out the back seats.But if you do this get a rear upper brace for the 156 as the back of the car will go very light on you and it will step out under hard cornering and braking.
Yeah, unfortunately, the back seats have to stay for a while yet
I had the car sideways at 70 mph last night going round a corner.The back of the car steped out big time on me.I was trying out the Race Logic traction controll and full throttle system in the wet,and the front of the car gripped and dug into the tarmac,but the light rear end decided to step out.Even with a rear upper brace fitted and bigger ARBs.
Yeah I can usually get a good oversteer going around long fast bends just by lifting of the throttle (assuming I was under full throttle to begin with) the 2.0 TS is actually very well balanced front rear, now that the new KW suspension has lowered the front by 40 mm and rear by 30mm, the balance is near perfect. And if I take 40 kg off the front end it will be right on.
Also you can rip out all the door cards,the centre arm rest unit in between the front seats.Also change to lightweight magnesium wheels to save weight,and increase the acceleration a bit.Also get rid of the spare wheel and replace it with a can of tyre sealent foam instead.
Way ahead of you there, spare gone, armrest gone - doorcards still there but only by the grace of God. Have you looked at taking out the window motors?