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by Nick Harrison
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Who can use out of date seat belts?
Replies: 21
Views: 13472

Re: Who can use out of date seat belts?

Talking of 'dating ripoffs' some years ago we were thrown out of a British Sprint Championship round for not having an 'in date' fuel cell.

Being naïve we accepted it.

Can anyone point me to where that regulation is in the current Blue Book for MSA events?
by Nick Harrison
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Who can use out of date seat belts?
Replies: 21
Views: 13472

Re: Who can use out of date seat belts?

I like most was in the belief that MSA rules state that you have to have 'in date' belts. This thread propmpted me to check as I thought it did not apply in Sprinting and Hillclimbing and would recommend that Samier put an add on Uphill racers. On checking the 2009 Blue Book I cannot find that it is...
by Nick Harrison
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 31
Views: 20471

Re: Rain Lights

Does any one have a copy of the as published (or as will be published) 2009 MSA Blue Book text addressing rain lights? I'm not interested in what people think might be published, I would like to see the actual text. Thank you. Mark Got my Blue Book today. Rain light text has not changed from 2008.C...
by Nick Harrison
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 31
Views: 20471

Re: Rain Lights

Are the MSA not just adopting the current FIA spec which is in the 2008 Yellow Book. Available on the FIA web site.

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/regulati ... Lists.aspx

You need list 19, has approved manufacturers and the test criteria.
by Nick Harrison
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono regs
Replies: 32
Views: 16985

The CF3 stuff is just grapevine stuff - not actually sure about who told me! But the rest of the annoyance is purely down to self interest I admit. I'm not going to be winning races next year as we acclimatise to the car, but we do face the prospect of extra cash outlay when the regs change. Maybe ...
by Nick Harrison
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono regs
Replies: 32
Views: 16985

tristancliffe wrote:
At least ClubF3 are going to allow F3 cars in Mono spec. Just need to find out if they'll accept a car in 2010 Mono spec.


Interesting prospect, however I would check your source of infomation before further pronouncements.
by Nick Harrison
Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Gear Sensor question
Replies: 8
Views: 6177

Thanks Tristan! There is such a difference in price, stack sensors going for around 70 pounds, others cheaper at 20 odd.. does it make any difference in reading and accuracy? http://www.gprdirect.com/OnlineShop/Product.do?c=214&g=661 http://www.gprdirect.com/OnlineShop/Product.do?c=214&g=15...
by Nick Harrison
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: F4 marches on?
Replies: 45
Views: 25178

If I was to buy a Formula Vauxhall Lotus or a pre 2000 Dallara F3, that would come with fuel injection setup from when they were racing in the national series. To remove that setup and fit carbs would cost extra no? I would imagine the engine would need a remap, as F3 uses higher octane fuel. Why a...
by Nick Harrison
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: F4 marches on?
Replies: 45
Views: 25178

The point you made was why put carbs on when it is an additional expense which must mean over and above what comes with the engine from the donor road car i.e. as per the manufacturer's (VX/Opel) standard. If you want to put aftermarket injection on then that in itself is an extra expense and one wh...
by Nick Harrison
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: F4 marches on?
Replies: 45
Views: 25178

I see you have passed the first test of being a real racing driver....never read any regulations. You can run the original manufacturer's specification fuel injection in Mono 2000, 5.7.1.a.

However if you did you would have a power disadvantage.
by Nick Harrison
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: USE OF LIGHTS/ FLAGS AT RACE CIRCUITS
Replies: 3
Views: 3344

Re: USE OF LIGHTS/ FLAGS AT RACE CIRCUITS

Long overdue at circuits on all marshalls posts must be the system of red amber and green lights. [flags still used to cover stationary/crashed vehicles]. Incidently Brooklands race circuit is 100 years old. And my understanding is flags where [at race circuits] introduced here....101..years ago' N...

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