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Author Topic: Maxton newbie - class question  (Read 4382 times)

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Re: Maxton newbie - class question
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 07:44:32 PM »
Is there not a rule (or guideline)  that if you are within 3% of the max displacement for class you will be tore down ?
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Re: Maxton newbie - class question
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 08:36:44 PM »
Not at Maxton there isn't.  And at Bonneville EVERYONE that qualifies for a record must tear down for a displacement measurement.

There might be a bit of truth, though, Charles -- in that (perhaps -- I don't run Impound) the method used for measuring displacement might be less precise if you're a good distance from the maximum allowed in your class.  If you're right on the doorstep with your claimed displacement -- or if one of the less-precise methods, such as pumping the engine with air or oil is used and you're close -- then a complete heads-off might be requested before you're certified.

At Maxton there's a chance that you might be measured, of course, perhaps as part of a protest, and there's also been talk about instituting random engine measurements, but I don't know if anything has come about yet.
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Re: Maxton newbie - class question
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 08:43:15 PM »
Jon,  right on track,,,, if you are below the max limits the less intrusive methods "may" be used,,, if you are within the top 3% of the max,,, you are probably pulling heads... That's what I would bank on.

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Re: Maxton newbie - class question
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2009, 08:06:40 AM »
Thank you for the answer.  It is obvious to me then that a motor starting at 1352 would not qualify as reconditioning.
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Re: Maxton newbie - class question
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2009, 08:31:50 AM »
I had the same thought/wonder, seeing as how I've got one of 'em, too.  Better stay in production, I guess.
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