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  1. mcoppola

    Clarification on Spec Miata Penskes

    @ABR-Glen I really wish that there was nothing for you and the rest of the membership to "complain" about. 😊 But I sincerely hope that all members continue to flag rules such as this that could use better definition or clarification. That will be the only way we will be able to improve things is if we know about them. We tried hard to 'fix' a lot of rules so they were more clear. When the BCCR was released, I wrote a note to the rest of the group and the BoD saying that I didn't feel that we did enough. I'm sure It ticked off a few, while others pointed out that we did a lot on a short time period and should be proud. Still, it's disappointing that there are still ambiguous areas that can be misconstrued. BCCR Tech Updates will help clear up some of this, and hopefully we will put out an even better BCCR for 2020. Right now the focus is on finishing the last part of the 2019 puzzle, the swap calculator. After that's done, we can resume work on clarification notifications and/or updates. @mender your last sentence says it all. That was one of my goals when I volunteered for a position on the TAC. To write clear rules so that racers could build cars to the rulebook and not have surprises at Tech - as well as spelling out rule intents and points assessed so that everyone is on the same playing field. I (and other TAC members) will continue to be customer advocates and address these things.
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    Tech Response time

    I would agree with @mender's assessment. The only caveat is that in the 2nd picture, it's hard to see the sides of the car. The splitter appears to be wider than the bodywork, but from this view, it's hard to tell for sure. The car may be widest at the doors mid height. Ray's trusty level? Perhaps even a string from low front (splitter) to the widest point of the body, wherever that falls... 😏😏
  3. mcoppola

    Clarification on Spec Miata Penskes

    Like I said, don't take my word (opinion) for it. Tech would have the final say. Because there are so many different scenarios, I would recommend to anyone with these type of questions to write to tech (Jay and Ray), describing your scenario. i think the line gets drawn when "adjustability" is provided quickly, such as a threaded spring perch, or knobs on a shock. Determining where the perches need to be and cutting/welding them to get there, along with revalving a shock and then bolting it on the car - are different than having a screw or knob to provide quick, instant adjustment. Shimming for height MAY or may not be material cost as I could see it either way. Was a piece added, or was the stock or poly spring seat isolator cut down? TAC discussions favored that mods such as cutting, moving, welding are free. But once you start adding materials, points are assessed.
  4. mcoppola

    Clarification on Spec Miata Penskes

    What I posted above pretty much agrees with what @Ray Franck and I posted a few days ago. Ray was merely talking about the shock point value. I took it a bit further and mentioned spring point assessment too. Sorry to frustrate you Ray, I was agreeing, but elaborating a bit further. 😀
  5. mcoppola

    Clarification on Spec Miata Penskes

    This explanation was exactly what I was getting at with my post. *****Note that this is NOT official, but it's my interpretation as a fellow racer. Here are my thoughts, and would be my discussion with Tech: Shock points: IF - these shock are <than 2x they should = 0 points. (section 4.3.2, 4.7.7, 4.8) Spring points: IF - you can fit stock springs (or stock diameter +/-0.25") on these shocks AND the perches are NON height adjustable, the springs should = 0 points. (4.3.2 under "springs") IF - the spring perches provide height adjustability, they should = 10 pts/corner, due to being a non OEM suspension part. (4.3. under "suspension component") OR, IF the springs are NOT within 0.25" of stock diameter, they should = 10 pts/corner. (4.3.2 under "springs"). *The 2 latter scenarios, height adjustability and/or non stock diameter should be combined as a 10 pts/corner item. (4.3.2 under "springs") Perhaps this is another good item to be placed in the BCCR Tech Updates sections of the forum and main website rules page.
  6. @Mopar 4 Life Do the hot springs glow, flow or blow? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqUkPzFmfxo http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/topic/20222-immigrant-song-lyrics-question/
  7. mcoppola

    Tech Response time

    @Jer and the general membership, I hope my post didn't sound like 'pointing fingers.' There were a lot of loooong TAC discussions that didn't make it into the BCCR. Yes, some rule explanations were filtered before they got to all BoD members, and others may not have been forwarded by the TAC due to their length or time constraints, etc. Thanks for the aero parts explanation. This would be a good one to put in the BCCR Tech Updates section of the forum, and main website. The TAC and BoD work that went into the 2019 BCCR package was intense and also very enlightening. It is disappointing to see folks debate rules that we thought and HOPED were more clear. The BCCR tech update section will help with these as we populate it, and we are all learning some lessons that will make the 2020 edition even better and more clear.
  8. mcoppola

    Kill switches?

    I'm very curious about the failure. Can you explain how it was wired up?
  9. mcoppola

    Clarification on Spec Miata Penskes

    @Ray Franck you forgot one.... (although it's kind of part of the "adjustable spring height within 2x cost") non-OE spring that's not within 1/4" diameter of OE spring = 10 points per corner.
  10. @Huggy where did you get this data from? Im confused as it doesn't match the data above it. Is this the last 2 years combined?
  11. mcoppola

    Tech Response time

    You're correct, It's not in the BCCR anywhere. Some TAC members went into very detailed descriptions defining parameters for aero parts, but none of it made it into the BCCR.
  12. mcoppola

    Kill switches?

    There ARE 2 classes already - swapped and non swapped cars. Some of the non swaps can overachieve and overlap into the realms of the swaps when it comes to FTD. But with swapped cars benefitting from all the 2x and free stuff the last few years, it's hard for the non swapped cars to keep up if they're not a 500 point car from the factory. Especially when some of the swaps don't follow 4.5.6 - or when weights are incorrect and allow swaps to stay under 500 points.
  13. mcoppola

    Kill switches?

    what kind of car do you run? which team?
  14. mcoppola

    Kill switches?

    Ray says he's buying a test light if they can afford it after buying his level.
  15. mcoppola

    Kill switches?

    If I was as good and quick as you with memes, I'd insert Molly Hatchett singing "Flirtin with Disaster" here.
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