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« on: December 05, 2014, 12:50:14 PM »

Since I've never gotten an actual "rule" answer, I figured I'd ask here. What is the ACTUAL rule for running solid aluminum wheels on the dirt? Since I'm not running 25 yr. old front tires on my 'liner, is there any way I can play on the dirt? Is it the BLM that doesn't like them? The SCTA? If it's just "metal" on the dirt that's an issue, then wouldn't a few turns of Gorilla tape around the aluminum itself make everyone happy? Anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 12:51:23 PM »

What answer did you get from John when you quizzed him?

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 03:11:38 PM »

All you have to do is look it up and read

SCTA web site, El Mirage procedures, page 8, section IV Vehicle inspection,

D. Wheels:
The use of non-pneumatic wheels/tire combinations (i.e.; aluminum, composite, etc. wheels) requires
a variance and review by the Technical committee and board approval before use. These wheels must demonstrate through a review process that they do not adversely affect the race surface. Vehicle structure must be inspected after three runs. Future use of these wheels may be disallowed at any
time if they are deemed detrimental to the racing surface.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 06:54:15 PM »

Actually Dan, I never asked John which is my fault. I was talking to other streamliner guys who said their aluminum wheels weren't allowed and was told mine wouldn't be either, hence the question. My thoughts were if they're round and safe with no square sidewalls that they'd be fine. The BACK tires are the ones digging a mile and a third long trench! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 07:13:39 PM »

Don't mention speed rating and you'll be OK.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 11:38:51 PM »

These were approved for the salt..

Worked good in the wet slop at the test and tune.. no marks or grooves ..

Have gone 350 mph so far..

have been blessed by Scta, and they work..

If you have questions.. call

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 11:48:38 PM »

some other pics


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* wheel 11 tread 7800.jpg (26.48 KB, 1249x909 - viewed 158 times.)
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2014, 12:54:48 AM »

After much ado this was approved for my sidecar.   Too light to do any damage.

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2014, 10:09:08 AM »

Nortonist, I like your sidecar wheel setup and have been working something similar. I'm curious on your setup how are dealing with the "functional shock absorber is required for each sprung wheel" rule.
Thread hijack over.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2014, 12:53:09 PM »

If I may so bold as to guess, I'd say the aluminum looking piece running along beside the black suspension arm is a friction shock. Right???  grin huh evil

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2014, 12:56:22 PM »

^^^^^  We have a winner!
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 12:59:09 PM »

Thanks Nortonist. That's a really well thought out system, nicely put together.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2014, 03:12:00 PM »

Thanks Pete.  It works really well too,
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