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The first and second "rebuilds" ran into some bigtime problems.
Regrouping again....
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« Reply #7560 on: April 25, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »

John, there were 2 Abarths that held that record between the Bug eye and the Midget.... neither would be legal in class starting this year.  Much like the Saab that took it from the Midget and the Midget in its current configuration. 
When the SCTA makes a major change in class rules it ripples a fairly small pond... I suspect they will make it right 
But to their defense... GT was the only production class with non-production rules.
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« Reply #7561 on: April 26, 2019, 12:40:59 AM »

... [post] #7554 (nasty tin can by assembly worker noises) relates to #7546 Nissan pickup truck noises...
Oops... I had read that but then forgot about it.
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« Reply #7562 on: April 28, 2019, 06:22:24 AM »


Midget, write the SCTA Board a nice letter telling them you feel slighted by their omission of your record.  Since yours is the only legitimate (as of now) I/GT record since 1979.  By the way that is when a Bug Eye Sprite owned it at 92ish.  I think everyone since then had a swap.
Outside engine architecture determines swap, not inside.

Maybe it was just a typo  rolleyes  or you are not from California  shocked  cheers



Chris, I sent you an email requesting you to look over the records (I sent them with the email).
I understand now that you had other issues to deal with at that time.
No one is trying to leave anyone out of their legitimate records, so please send either Keith Copland or myself the information you have so we may make any corrections necessary to the rule book.   
Thanks,
Hope you are doing better.


Gentlemen,

Thank you to you both for your thoughts and support.

 cheers
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« Reply #7563 on: April 28, 2019, 07:13:33 PM »

Mike - Check your e-mail inbox.  I did the research this afternoon, and included Keith on the e-mails.

Thanks.
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« Reply #7564 on: April 30, 2019, 02:40:01 PM »

Received an e-mail from Keith this morning - he's going to look into it, and I'm grateful.



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« Reply #7565 on: May 15, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »

Chris,  I was told earlier in the year that your old I/GT record would be restored to the class standard.   I was very surprised to see the record listed as 'open' in the new rule book.  I contacted Copeland as soon as I received my book to be sure that this was accurate. He related it was still under review and that your mark may end up being reinstated as the record.

What is the issue here?  Is it proving that the 'grenade' motor was actually OEM for this car?   
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« Reply #7566 on: May 15, 2019, 06:08:15 PM »

Hi, Gary - good hearing from you!

Right now, Keith is investigating.  I've sent him photos of the engine, along with a list of head castings utilized on the A-Series, and a list of modifications we made to the head - The head seems to be where the focus of the investigation is. 

They haven't asked me any questions yet, but they've got my number.  It's my hope that the thoroughness of the documentation we've provided under public scrutiny here in this build diary helps our case.  The world has seen every success and failure we've put across - we're not hiding anything.

I'm aware you've had a bit of a runaround regarding your head as well.  Combined with this change-up in the GT category rules, you, me and Tom Donney aren't sure which category to put on the entry sheet!

I'm still on the mend from chemotherapy and radiation last winter, was hoping for Speedweek, but banking on World of Speed.

BE SAFE, and the best of luck to you and Caitlin!
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