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2009 Martin FS tech


Lots of questions going on as the race approaches. So here goes.....................
Tech will be fairly quick, so everyone can get racing ASAP. It will be the normal drill, just checking for obvious things, as well as safety items. Make sure your battery hold down is good. Every year, I get about 6 that have the battery flying around the engine compartment!
    The quick 8 will be checked hard this year. Since no-one certifies anymore, and there is prize money, we will be checking. You want to run the #, then prove it is legal. #9 and #10 be ready.
To keep thing going quickly, as soon as a car does 11 anything, we will be coming to check out the car. It could be right after your first run. Dan will be there with "the whistler" to check out compression ratio. You cannot be over the NHRA allowable. While the spark plug is out, we will be bore scoping to check piston configuration. If it is suppose to have a dish, it better have. If it is suppose to have a flat top, it better have, and if it is suppose to have a dome..... well it better have!
     The valve covers will come off, and we will be checking for excessive spring pressure. Dan and I have talked as to what is allowable. Roller tips are allowed.
Depending on time ,we may take off carbs and go down the intake with the bore scope, and we may go up the drain plug hole to check the bottom end.
     Once the car is together, we will visually check out converters, and then foot braking the cars to see how much stall they have. 4 speed cars will be checked for aluminum flywheels as well. Then we will drive the cars to the scales. The car will be put in drive and made sure that it shifts by itself, stopped and then made sure it shifts all three again. The speedo must also work.
Then the cars will be weighed without driver and trunk open to check for ballist.
Again...... quick 8 only. If you cannot pass, you will be racing in FAST class that day.
Peter
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Re: 2009 Martin FS tech


Thanks Pete for posting this. Looks very workable and should resolve some of the questions we've had since last year. Glad Dan will assist and get everyone up to speed in time for Stanton. See you in a couple of weeks!
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Thanks Thomas,
I had a lot of real positive response to this. The phone calls and e-mails were very encouraging. It's not a new set of rules as some think, but tools to make sure some of the biggest power gainers are checked out. It should just be a formality. There has been a lot of negative talk about how fast some of these cars go, and now we should be able to show that things are correct to the rules.
5 outta the possible people who I think will make the quick 8 have contacted me to say "perfect, way to go" If I make the quick 8 that would be 75% of the people. I'm sure the others are to modest to show that they think they will make the quick 8, so are being quiet. Either that or they don't have my phone #.
Thanks again for your show of support!
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