I've been remiss in updating this. The car is home, everything has been taken care of with Mitch, Joe, and Jon, and the car is running like a champ. Actually, I've autocrossed with it twice now; there's a couple of rough edges (brakes, specifically), but the tranny is performing as it should. We've also installed the K&N FIPK kit (it's actually for a non-turbo, but we got a really good deal on it, and it was easy enough to adapt to Erica's car), and it's running with the wheels and tires from the Eclipse.
Sunday was Laser-day. Thanks to a friend of mine back in Canada (Hi, Rudi!), we managed to obtain a set of "Canadian" seatbelts for the Laser. The stock seatbelts are the automatic strangulators that the early '90s foisted on the American automotive market; I couldn't get used to them, kept getting caught on the automatic belt, and kept forgetting the lap belt. So, we now have a (much lighter) set of manual belts on the front seats, thanks to the handy VFAQ put together by Tom Stangl, Kyle Zingg, and John Evert. I haven't weighed the automatic parts that we pulled, but they've got to be in the neighborhood of 20lbs or so.
We also installed a set of shifter bushings from Mach V. Install was pretty much the same as it was for the Eclipse, but it made a huge difference in the tactile feel of the shifter; shifts have a distinct "ka-chunk" sound to them now, and transmission activity can be felt clearly. Definitely worth the money for what you get out of it.
Still to-do: I'm pondering pulling the boost controller and gauges from my car and installing them in the Laser, to get Erica up to at least 15psi safely. We also have a new turbo compressor outlet elbow that needs to go on, a 2g O2 housing (from my car), and a 2g throttle body elbow (also from my car) ready to go on, as soon as we whip up some replacement intercooler piping. Hopefully we can get most of this done before June 1, since we're planning on making a trip to Rt. 66 that night to see how it does (and hopefully beat a friend of mine from work in a modified RSX-S *grin*).