Car eligible for SP?

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Car eligible for SP?

Postby RacingFrog » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:18 am

Hi all,

I just got the Corvette described here: https://sites.google.com/site/1990hayslipcorvette/home
The engine is back to a stock 350 ci but everything else is the same.
I read the regulations and I think that the car could be eligible to run in SP2. Do you see anything that would be a show stopper?

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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby britracer89 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:41 am

With just the roll bar (not full cage) you would be subject to the breakout rule.
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby sdwarf36 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:43 am

Looks good-i think that will make a great hillclimb car.
Only thing I see that may be an issue (once you start hitting the breakout time) "Autopower 4 point roll bar - bolted to frame".
Walter can get more descriptive on what would be needed to upgrade.
Also an ABC handheld fire extigusher with a metal braket.
Looking forward to having you join us-haven't had a Corvette in many years! 8-)
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby RacingFrog » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:55 pm

britracer89 wrote:With just the roll bar (not full cage) you would be subject to the breakout rule.
Brian


Understood. I don't think I would breakout anyway, learning both the car and the course, I will just try to have fun and get to know the hillclimbing folks!

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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby RacingFrog » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:58 pm

sdwarf36 wrote: Also an ABC handheld fire extigusher with a metal braket.
Looking forward to having you join us-haven't had a Corvette in many years! 8-)


Yes, I have a 5lb Halotron fire extinguisher that I need to mount in the car. Any advice on where to attach it?
Probably not the ideal car for hillclimb but it was really cheap and it is going to be fun!
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby sachilles » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Any car that puts a smile on your face when you drive it up the hill is the right car for the job.
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby sdwarf36 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:22 pm

Probably not the ideal car for hillclimb but it was really cheap and it is going to be fun!

You kidding me? Thats a great car for it-cheap-and not your ride home! :lol: And it looks to be very well sorted.
You won't be alone with a Chevy V-8 in SP. We have a couple of late 70's Camaros that run with us regularly.
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby walterclark » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:17 pm

RacingFrog wrote:Yes, I have a 5lb Halotron fire extinguisher that I need to mount in the car. Any advice on where to attach it?
Probably not the ideal car for hillclimb but it was really cheap and it is going to be fun!


Pretty much anywhere it is secure except in the drivers footwell. Under the front of the passenger seat is popular. So is hose clamping the bracket to the cage. So long as you can get to it quickly if the need arises.
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby walterclark » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:31 pm

From what I saw it looks good for SP2. To be considered a cage by NEHA and assuming the existing 4 point is at least 1.50" .120 or 1.75" .090 mild steel at a minimum it will need to add a "halo" and A pillar bars to make it a "6 point" plus at least 1 side bar. More is better. Of course you wont NEED that right away, but once you get hooked and your speeds increase you will want it to continue drive faster.
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Re: Car eligible for SP?

Postby Mopar 151 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:53 am

Make sure your belts are in date! ;) Cover the battery + terminal - an asprin bottle works :geek: , or the speed shop has nice ones cheap.Some older 'Vette's run the battery cable and the fuel line through the frame :evil: - we DO NOT :shock: allow either one to run through structure. We are a little persnickety about extinguisher brackets, too, especially for the 5# ones - you may have to modify one a bit (add another band clamp) to keep the boys in Tech happy. Does that Halon have any type A (combustibles) rating? A lot of extinguishers are only rated BC (liquid fuel, electrical), but we require an ABC rating (1A10BC) - because we run in the woods, and we care more for the woods than your car :roll: .

The cage upgrade Walter mentioned is quite do-able - but find out what kind of tubing your rollbar is 1st, and look at where else you may be running. Autopower bars can be made of CREW or DOM, depending on when they are made......

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