I have started my 2.5 v6 tuning project where the ultimate goal will be to reach >220HP AND reducing weight
After carefully checking all options, the following is currently being done to get the 220HP:
- Reworking the whole intake system with bigger throttle, GTA runners, whole system widened to the max
- GTA or 3.0 injectors
- Flattening and re-working head
- GTA intake cams
- Honing liners
- Lightening and balancing connecting rods
- Renewing all the bearings, seals etc.
- Lightening flywheel
- Finally remap on dyno
The mechanical part is o.k for me and I am not facing any troubles except that this car is awful to work on. I did a Fiesta XR2 before which was so much easier to work on
I need some advise on how to reduce and balance weight. As a first step I thought it is a good idea to put the batterie into the trunk, take out the spare tire and stuff and replace it with a spray.
2nd I recognize that the air condition is like 30KG at least if not more but I have no idea how to remove that system properly (without covering the whole garage with a slimy shining color)
Can anyone please advice me on how to best replace the batterie, remove the air con. and where else I can save some weight?
Some pics from the start