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  • tluz
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    Pull out the hole saw and do a swiss-cheese job on it. i bet you can slim it down by 40-50 lbs

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  • bezhawk
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    All I know is the darned thing is more than 1/4" thick top and bottom, and runs most of the length of the center of the car!!!! It takes three people to load one into a pickup.

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  • PackardV8
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    Serious drag racers strain for every little advantage. The Avanti is carrying 230# more or 8%. The Lark would be a couple tenths quicker ET, but no difference in MPH.

    jack vines

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  • t walgamuth
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    Originally posted by 00RACER View Post
    The x-frame actually weighs only 75 pounds
    Yeah, I was gonna say unloaded one by my self so it couldn't be over 100#.

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  • 00RACER
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    The x-frame actually weighs only 75 pounds

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  • studegary
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    Some numbers/weights (pounds):
    1963 Lark two door V8s - Standard 2910, Regal 2925, Custom 2940, Daytona hardtop 3035;
    1963 Avanti - 3140.
    Of course, these are base weights exclusive of any options.

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  • grobb284
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    No, the Lark is actually a little lighter (2 dr). Plus the center of gravity is higher, and thus weight transfer is better. The Avanti has the heavy X member like convertibles that weighs a couple of hundred pounds. The Lark would win in acceleration. Top speed probably the Avanti due to areodynamics.

    Does the x-member really weigh a couple of hundred pounds? Years ago I estimated the weight of the I-beam style weldments using stock bar sizes, but I can't remember what the weight was that was generated.

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  • rodnutrandy
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    Thank you! I doubt I will ever have either, but in my dream world it's nice to know !

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  • bezhawk
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    No, the Lark is actually a little lighter (2 dr). Plus the center of gravity is higher, and thus weight transfer is better. The Avanti has the heavy X member like convertibles that weighs a couple of hundred pounds. The Lark would win in acceleration. Top speed probably the Avanti due to areodynamics.

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  • rodnutrandy
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    Weight of Lark versus Avanti

    Wondering if a Avanti has any weight advantage over a Lark . Reason is I wonder if a super charged 289 would work better in one than the other. I figure someone here will know ! Thanks !
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