"Whale rule"

"Whale rule"

Postby Mopar 151 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:25 pm

Add to 3.A.1 "Maximum wheelbase of 144", waivable only by prior approval of the tow operator and the chairman or designee (i.e. tech inspector)"
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:19 am

John... official rule submission or discussion item?
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby Mopar 151 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:00 pm

Can we kick it around for a few days?
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby KevinGale » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:26 pm

There goes the plan for stretching the modifed. :D

Since Don has pretty much spoken on this already it's probably not a bad idea to have it in the rules. I'm wondering about weight. What if someone shows up in a 10,000 lb monster truck clone. Yeah I think that is pretty unlikely too, but anything really heavy is a problem. If Don can't pull it out of the ditch it's pretty much a no go.
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby STI NICK » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:39 pm

Would you really want to set a specific limit? I would think you would want to word something to the affect that it needs to be left up to the person towing. This way it could be left up to Don, and they would have to contact Don ahead of time.
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:12 am

Of course we can kick it around.... that is why we have the forums. ;)

Weight and length are the concern. I wouldn't want to specify either. Perhaps the rule should state that a driver of an abnormal length or weight vehicle will need to contact Tech in advance of the event to determine if they car is allowable; even then, it is at the discretion of Tech during the actual tech process.

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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby Mopar 151 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:53 am

OK, it's kind of an arbitrary limit - It's a little over the wheelbase of an 8' bed, Standard Cab pickup. Monster trucks fail tech on ride height alone, and I would question the drivline brakes as well. And Don & the chair can still say OK, fine. If Mike Ryan is gonna show up with his 1500hp semi, or a Paris/Dakar rally truck, we can work out terms to have one of my cousin's rigs available.Image
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby KevinGale » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 am

I'm ok with leaving it vague and letting the chair deal with it in the rare case it happens. It's not really a common problem. Generally we worry a lot more about cars that are too short and light.

If we do want to put in limits we could just put in reasonable limits that cover 99.99% of the cases and say anything beyond that requires special approval. So we wouldn't forbid anything but we've given ourselves an out for refusing it. I'd like to see the 1500hp semi run! Maybe we should invite him.
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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby sdwarf36 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:34 pm

KevinGale wrote:I'm ok with leaving it vague and letting the chair deal with it in the rare case it happens. It's not really a common problem. Generally we worry a lot more about cars that are too short and light.

If we do want to put in limits we could just put in reasonable limits that cover 99.99% of the cases and say anything beyond that requires special approval. So we wouldn't forbid anything but we've given ourselves an out for refusing it. I'd like to see the 1500hp semi run! Maybe we should invite him.

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Re: "Whale rule"

Postby KevinGale » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:58 am

sdwarf36 wrote:Surrrreee-and I hope its you rather than me that has to pass it up above holding at Okemo! :o


On the plus side the semi might be enough to scare the condo people off the road. Your car just isn't doing it. I've heard people describe it as cute. :lol:
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