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  • Aluminum Vs. Steel Weights

    81-88 Cutlass Factory Component Weights:

    Aluminum Steel
    Hood 22.5 lbs 53 lbs
    Rad. Core Support 12 lbs 24 lbs
    Intake Manifold: 17 lbs 58 lbs
    Brake Drums 9.5 lbs 12 lbs
    Front Bumper Core 8 lbs 25 lbs
    Rear Bumper Core 11 lbs 35 lbs

  • #2
    I wish I could find an aluminium hood for my 84 cutlass
    combined with my alum headed LT1 + headers .it would take even more weight off the front end
    protouring cutlass 84:LT1+700R4 + 3:73 4 linked 9" ford diff ,dropped 2" ,4 wheel disc brakes....:power,handling,reliability ...


    • #3
      I've seen them around but they are a little rare, I got luck and one came stock on my 84. I also found an aluminum core support and installed an aluminum radiator.
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      • #4
        I have a alum radiator support, Alum intake, Fiberglass hood. removed all the a/c and heator core everything I can do and my total weight is 3650 lbs. 2100 lbs on front wheels and 1550 on the rear. I'm running a 9" and I beleave it's heavier then a ten bolt. I found I had add weight To the rear to get a good center of balance on the car for road racing or dragin the car to get the best performance.


        • #5
          I just picked up a alum rad support and I have the alum drums. Whats the alum water pump worth as well as alum rad in weight? savings