frenchyd HalfDork
Aug. 14, 2017 9:58 a.m.
GTXVette wrote: Frenchyd,If it can help I have rear end hubs for a jag with the Chevy Bolt pattern,but nothing for the front, yours for the asking. I have 6pin fronts that fit a GM spindle (from an E R A Cobra) but I really want to sell the whole Chassie

Thank you very much for your very kind offer. I do have several sets of Jaguar bolt on hubs and I suppose I can find some cheap bolt on wheels (it takes a Chevy/Corvette wheel) I'd just rather be cool and use up the stuff I have that hasn't been in use since the later950's even if it makes me slower..

frenchyd HalfDork
Aug. 14, 2017 10:01 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard:

I understand, you do offer an exhibition class and maybe that will be enough motivation to haul from up here in Minnesota down to the bottom of the country (lame attempt at humor)

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 14, 2017 10:16 a.m.

Yes, we do offer an exhibition class. Email Rick@grassrootsmotorsports.com for details on that.

Ashyukun SuperDork
Aug. 14, 2017 1:03 p.m.

The Riviera I'm planning on taking to the Challenge has power seats- they're very comfortable, plush seats but they're a) wholly inappropriate for racing and b) in bad shape anyway. So, my plan is to strip the driver's seat down to just the power frame and to attach my racing seat to the power frame. Do I need to install additional bracing/structure other than just securing the racing seat to the original frame/tracks?

RevRico SuperDork
Aug. 15, 2017 10:54 a.m.

Who and how do I need to get in touch with about canceling this year?

Even if I had the budget room for a transmission replacement, I won't be able to personally afford the drive and hotel stay this year. (Apr is still 20% on the card I have with a high enough limit to cover it, haha nope not paying 20% interest on anything)

Reading the rules, my registration fee passes over to the next challenge. Is that the next calender year or the next I try to come to? Honestly, I'd be fine with GRM keeping it and just paying to register later when I actually can make it down, and I'd be willing to sign something to that affect if it would help with live streaming efforts somehow.

Aug. 15, 2017 11:08 a.m.

In reply to RevRico:

Rick Goolsby by helped me with all things registration related last year. He's quick to return emails.

Rick@grassrootsmotorsports.com

Sorry you're gonna miss this year.

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
Aug. 15, 2017 11:08 a.m.

Are window nets considered budget exempt for safety?

759NRNG HalfDork
Aug. 15, 2017 6:26 p.m.

Is there a statue of limitations on vehicle ownership whereby one could use something already paid (that resides in the stable) for years ago,in a future challenge event?

Ranger50 UltimaDork
Aug. 15, 2017 8:08 p.m.

In reply to Ashyukun:

I know basically from when I did an aluminum seat in a non rollbar equipped Mustang the techs at all the tracks I visited where concerned with falling backwards. So in short, I'd say as long as it doesn't move/flex with significant effort, you'd be ok.

maschinenbau HalfDork
Aug. 16, 2017 10:12 a.m.
759NRNG wrote: Is there a statue of limitations on vehicle ownership whereby one could use something already paid (that resides in the stable) for years ago,in a future challenge event?

FMV. If you don't know its value, the forum can help come up with a number to put in your budget.

759NRNG HalfDork
Aug. 16, 2017 4:43 p.m.
maschinenbau wrote:
759NRNG wrote: Is there a statue of limitations on vehicle ownership whereby one could use something already paid (that resides in the stable) for years ago,in a future challenge event?

FMV. If you don't know its value, the forum can help come up with a number to put in your budget.

Is this value determined by what peeps are currently asking....or what I paid for it originally?

SVreX MegaDork
Aug. 16, 2017 6:18 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG:

Basically, either.

You could use a 20 year old receipt, or assign today's FMV.

You can't assign an FMV that is 20 years old. That's not fair market value.

759NRNG HalfDork
Aug. 16, 2017 6:50 p.m.

Well FMV 20years ago woulda been way over challenge $$$$ and today's FMV would probably put me over 2018 challenge $$$$....oh nevermind (RWD '03 aurora mash up)

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 23, 2017 1:17 p.m.

Hey all, just got back from Monterey Car Week and I'll answer your questions now.

I did update the rules to clarify that convertibles running faster than 13.49 E.T. will need a five-point roll bar.

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 23, 2017 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Ashyukun:

No.

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 23, 2017 1:19 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13: No, they are not.

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 23, 2017 1:20 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG: What do you mean? I think this section of the rules may answer your question:

Challenge Rules said: You may not list fair market value instead of purchase price on your budget unless you do not have a receipt from the purchase, or depreciation/appreciation has drastically affected the car or part’s value.
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
Aug. 23, 2017 1:20 p.m.

Okay. Thanks for letting me know they are not budget exempt before I weld them in.

SVreX MegaDork
Aug. 23, 2017 7:51 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Hey all, just got back from Monterey Car Week and I'll answer your questions now. I did update the rules to clarify that convertibles running faster than 13.99 E.T. will need a five-point roll bar.

13.99?

I thought the NHRA rule was 13.49.

DirtyBird222 UltraDork
Aug. 23, 2017 10:01 p.m.

All CAPS for reasons

CAN I REGISTER MY CHUMPCAR?

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 24, 2017 10:32 a.m.

In reply to SVreX:

D'oh! Sorry, typo. It's been fixed to 13.49.

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
Aug. 24, 2017 10:34 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222:

As long as it meets all other Challenge rules, including budget restrictions, yes. There is no exemption for ChumpCar entries like there is for cars that have competed in the 24 Hours of Lemons.

DeadSkunk UberDork
Aug. 29, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Budget question. My Challenge car came with 4 tires, I bought 2 drag slicks and I came across 4 road race tires in the scrap pile at the track. The slicks go in the budget, and the race tires were free, I think? If I want to use two of the original tires the car came with as front drag tires ,how do I budget this?

Robbie UberDork
Aug. 29, 2017 10:08 a.m.
Ranger50 wrote: In reply to Tom Suddard: Bullhorns. Something similar.

Did we ever get a ruling on this? Can we have the exhaust pipe exit the vehicle body through the hood or out in front of the front wheels?

The NHRA language says "to the rear" which is really quite unclear.

Ashyukun UltraDork
Aug. 29, 2017 10:20 a.m.
DeadSkunk wrote: Budget question. My Challenge car came with 4 tires, I bought 2 drag slicks and I came across 4 road race tires in the scrap pile at the track. The slicks go in the budget, and the race tires were free, I think? If I want to use two of the original tires the car came with as front drag tires ,how do I budget this?

Interesting question... I would think you would count the tires that came on the car as your 'free' set, the drag slicks are in the budget, and the road race tires (I wish I knew where to look to find free r-comps in the trash ) would be a $0 budget item since you paid nothing for them and (presumably) anyone could have grabbed them from the scrap pile.

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