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No more 05+ at the track?

Old 03-30-2008, 09:02 AM
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redfireshaker06
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Default No more 05+ at the track?

i heard abou some one getting hasseld at OSW the other night with a 05 stang and a later model vette.. then i found this on bullet

According to the NHRA Rulebook, under THROTTLE in the General Regulations section, it states, “Each car in competition must have a foot throttle incorporating a positive acting return spring attached directly to the carburetor/injector throttle arm.” This is going to be a problem. On the Mustang, for instance, there is no throttle arm. The Rulebook further states, “In addition to the return spring, some means of manually returning the throttle to a closed position by use of the foot must be installed, except on cable operated systems, yadda, yadda, yadda.” Another little problem, since there is NO mechanical linkage to even consider. Which doesn’t matter too much anyway since the next sentence says, “Throttle control must be manually operated by the driver’s foot, no electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, etc. permitted.”

seems like they are starting to crack down..

while they go on to say that its going to be ammended.. it hasn't yet..
food for thought when lading up for a track run
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:11 AM
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It will have to be amended as there will no longer be any mechanical throttle control mechanisms on most new vehicles. Otherwise the track will eventually look like a custom classic car show, which there are already too many of.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:23 AM
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I agree with drbobvs. All cars will be set up like this. It is the way of the future.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:12 AM
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Simple solution is a kill switch incase the throttle sticks w/o.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:38 PM
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They hassled me about this too, so I unbent a clothing hanger and stabbed it through the firewall. One end down towards my foot, and the other end touching the throttle body, sort of. It was enough to pass.



(that was a joke)
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:02 PM
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ORIGINAL: ohnoesaz
They hassled me about this too, so I unbent a clothing hanger and stabbed it through the firewall. One end down towards my foot, and the other end touching the throttle body, sort of. It was enough to pass.



(that was a joke)
Sure Mr. loctite Sure
j/k
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: ohnoesaz

They hassled me about this too, so I unbent a clothing hanger and stabbed it through the firewall. One end down towards my foot, and the other end touching the throttle body, sort of. It was enough to pass.



(that was a joke)
Oh no McGiver at the track now....
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:25 PM
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[8D] @ McGiver

McGiver would have had his stock GT running 6's in like 5 minutes though [>:][:-]
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