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  1. If this part is used with a stock sway bar five points per side. Same with heims on a swaybar Non OEM suspension components are 10 points each
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    Swap Calculator is Live!

    Note the VPI list can be up dated quarterly
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    Fuel cell rule change

    https://m.imgur.com/t/cars/MwHaBJP This team splashed less fuel than we splash almost every stop. It happens fast. Make sure your fire bottle operator is me.tally ready for their job and is far enough back to fight the fire. Thanks for the link Brian Tuttle
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    Miata Hardtop - Points?

    Yes ask tech - or just post some pictures here
  5. My email is Jay.mauney@champcar.org
  6. If the end links came with your sway bar they are part of the kit and you only pay for the sway bar. And it's not a hiem joint.
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    Question Re Engine Preservation Mods

    I missed the email. Send it to me: Jay.mauney@champcar.org
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    Fuel cell rule change

    Are you requesting hoods and windshields become manditory. Great idea - I will get to work on that now - LOL I get to be a troll!
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    New fender ruling from TAC section

    Hey friends and neighbors, We all love ChampCar for 1000's of reasons. One reason is the short rule book. Our rule book is short because it is a rule book not a racing procedure or how to race book. If we start writing out procedures on the proper way to follow the minimal rules we have, that would make us have a long rule book and remove the fun of engineering our own cars. ChampCar Rules (and pro series rules) are written with wiggle room so that Tech can, and specifically ChampCar Tech can, with the advice of the membership,TAC group, BOD, and the CEO, have the means to regulate the competitive nature and safety of our series. When a rule has to go through all those steps and all the very knowledgeable people I seek advice from before a rule gets approved by the BOD it's going be a damn good rule and one that can be regulated. I think I understand the frustration and desire to procedur'ize the rule book. Most of it stems from the mystery rules of the past. I will do my very best to keep regulation of our rules as transparent as possible - so in return - don't take away the ability for us to be flexible or regulate rules. Flexibility really encourages the growth of the series. By trying to make our series like a spec series with set build proceedures you kill flexibility and stifle growth. Almost anyone can figure out how to cover a fender without a specific set of build procedures. If you want to have fun and build crazy cool cars and you are worried about passing tech - send me or Ray a picture or skype me and the two of us, TAC, the BOD and the CEO can work through your specific design concepts and get them approved.
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    Fuel cell rule change

    Sorry if my "like lexan" comment was not specific enough. So here is my effort to improve. With the worries posed about the inability to check lines and fittings if you use the fire proof lexan (bring specification proof to tech), a site window would be acceptable. But that would be only to see into the fuel fill port to prevent over filling, or over the 6 X 9 fuel cell plate to do visual safety checks on fuel fittings and fuel lines coming out of the cell. The window could be up to 6x9 inches. Again NO bulk heads floor to roof. We all ready had a request to use lexan in that manner and it was not accepted by tec or the board. Hope this helps and I am always available by text, email or phone.
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    Fuel cell rule change

    I like the lexan sight window. All my shields have dzus fasteners so I can easily remove the fuel line and cell covers
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    Tech Response time

    Splitter versus airdam. Air dams (10 poi ts) are typically (but not always, so dont waste a bunch of band width) the non OEM vertical surface starting in the area below the headlights or bumper and run to the lowestest point on the front of the car. As soon as the angle changes from vertical the air gets turbulent slows down and the air dam starts to act as a splitter. So BMW guys watch out for those splitter lips (10 points). Splitter (10 points) is typically the horizontal aero component. Send me a picture (1000 words) if you are not sure we will be on the same page. I rather text prior to a event than "talk" in tech line
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    Kill switches?

    I have my volt meter ready!
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    Tech Response time

    Send the question to me now I am still up answering emails and spent the entire day going back through old emails. If your inquiry is not answered not I do not have your question.
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