thebeerbaron wrote:Didn't realize the difference in weights was so big. It must have been a while since I lugged my spare Miata head around.
Even with how light the Miata is, moving parts of it by hand gives a real appreciation for weight savings. A door feels light to close, but is incredibly heavy to carry. The drivetrain seems diminutive until you have to move it off a trailer and under a car without a hoist. Two people (with the combined strength of me and Jason) can pick up the front end of a Miata, but not for long.
Stuff like that is what makes me appreciate engineered lightness, and makes me happy to go to town on a Miata chassis with a hole saw.