Thanks for the kind words, guys.
I don't have many pictures of the weight savings. To be honest I haven't really done anything "new" to lose weight. Nothing in the trunk that was bolted down is there anymore, I removed the soft top, power windows, AC, PS, all of the crash protection behind both bumpers, gutted the interior and then put the carpet back in, pulled most of the climate control, ripped out most of the cabin wiring, lightweight flywheel... you know, the usual. I'm honestly at the point where I need to start cutting metal or spending money to loose more weight. I'm going to attack the doors in the very near future, but I'm loathe to spend my car budget to pull more weigh out at this point. I've been waiting a long damn time for this engine...
The only "special" stuff is my heater and the Chaser top that I got a screamin' good deal on at the end of last summer.
Here are a few crappy pictures of the heater bracket I made at the shop while I was in school. It's a super simple and light bracket that bolts to the fire wall. I made the ducting out of .025" Al sheet and rivited it together. The fan is a 4" blower motor from a marine store that is very light, moves a ton of air, and sounds like a damn jet is landing on my head... The small ducting goes to defroster vents.
This is the result of my berserk attack on the wiring harness:
Nothing that wasn't related to the gauges stayed. I even went so far as to depopulate the terminals in the fuse box and various dash connectors.
Finally, here is my interior as of lunch today...