Decent argument. I talked with Moti and no SCCA ruling at this time, to our knowledge it has not been contested yet. We can see someone arguing that it falls under comfort and convenience, but at the pointy end of things people get really sticky as we all know, and one could possibly argue that this is a competitive advantage due to lowering the Cg. We doubt this will ever be challenged at local level, national level is another matter, if it can fit under comfort and convenience then everyone would do it for the lower CG?Is that seat slider SCCA Street legal under comfort and convenience if a 0.5lbs ballast is added to the part? It says no changing the seat, but nothing about the seat slider, which IMO (and it may be wrong) is a definite comfort and convenience mod...since my helmet doesn't clear the top at rain events and I'm leaned over to the side as I drive (or I just pack it in and go home).
Which car do you think gets around a more open racetrack faster? And I know racing isn't about looks, but man, that 124 looks great compared to that NC.Our Fiat 124 and Budget NC Racer project out for playtime at BMW Club Autocross yesterday. The Fiat is faster in a straight line, but autocross is a grip game much more than a power game and this NC has our new 17x10 NC Race wheel package we developed for that generation of Miata, so it beat everything with doors yesterday, holding Top Time of Day for most of the event until slipping clutch crippled it late in the day and we got nipped for top time by two open wheel cars half our weight. Also didn't get the Lexan rear spoiler completed in time for the Fiat and that alone gave the NC a significant advantage. More soon...
Thanks Brian. I like simple solutions so looking forward to what you might bring to market re: oil temps. And I don't blame you about not wanting to cut fenders.Fiat 124 has a finned oil pan, so we started with simple approach of putting more air on that oil pan for better cooling and to date the oil temps are now staying in check. So, likely go production with that item at some point, it's a wonderfully simple solution to the hot oil temps we had previously.
The race track head to head is a fun question, too many variables to say. The Fiat is currently faster in a straight line and tracks have a lot more open opportunity for the Fiat's power advantage to play. And the NC is a pig aerodynamically, the frontal area of the Fiat is a lot less. But the Mechanical grip of the NC in current setup is massively dominate once the road turns, expect at least 5 mph faster in all the turns, that adds up. The Fiat really needs 10 inch wide wheels to compete on that mechanical grip but smalller Fiat would need chopped fenders to fit the 10 inch wide, not willing at this time to do that.
We are renting out a track soon for testing XIDAS coilovers we are developing for NC chassis with our friends from 949 Racing, will have the track entire day with nobody else on it. Most of the day will be test and tune and major number crunching the details with the new prototype coilovers, if time permits will take along the Fiat for some fun head to head.
It's not a difficult install (other than the 2 nuts for the crosspipe), but it did take me several tries to get the tips where I wanted them. Ultimately, I won. I love this exhaust.