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Old 11-13-2020, 01:37 PM
PbFoot PbFoot is offline
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Default Dec 2020 Prelims

A lot of changes announced for AS.
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:07 PM
Tim White Tim White is offline
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Letters sent. Just crazy talk, jeez.
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:00 PM
jimwheeler jimwheeler is offline
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Default rev limiters and restrictors

Here us my letter to the CRB
This most recent TB calls for two changes to the American Sedan rules as Tech Bulletins that are really Rule Changes that should go though the system as REC and be put out for member input.

The first is a requirement for Full Prep cars to run a restrictor plate. While the CRB is allowed, by TB, to change RP sizes, they are not allowed to change the rule. The rules have never required a Restricter Plate on full prep cars. To now require them would be a change in the rules, not an adjustment as allowed by Tech Bulletin.

The second item, which is directly parallel, is to require Rev Limiters on full prep cars. This is also a Rule Change, and should go through the Rule Change process. Rev limiters have never been part of ASedan, and whether it is a good or bad idea is not relevant. It is a Rule Change and has to go through the rule change process.

I appreciate your fixing this issue and have communicated this to my BoD representative.
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Old 11-13-2020, 10:39 PM
MarkMuddiman MarkMuddiman is offline
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Default Blindsided again

At the runoffs meeting we asked for more communication and transparency from the ASAC and CRB.
Lots of discussion about the rotor increase, my take was mostly against, but that deal was already done. Multiple letters against also failed to stop the railroad.
Not a peep about restrictor plates for FP at the meeting or since.

Is there any kind of long term philosophy or strategy for the class, or are we back in the cycle of rules creep to satisfy personal agendas?
Mark Muddiman
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:18 AM
PamRichardson PamRichardson is offline
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I am also disappointed that there was no communication about this as a "looking at this" topic at the runoffs mtg. And that it was not conveyed on the forums either. Seems strange that such a drastic change shows up a little over a month after the runoffs.

Just FYI, our motors have had the same power for about 4-5 years. Improvements for us have come from Danny's efforts at improving his driving and changes/setups for the other systems on the car.

I like to encourage people to realize that engine power is not the only reason cars go faster.

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Old 11-14-2020, 09:55 AM
Ted Warning Ted Warning is offline
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Default Cost to existing competetors

Yep, blindsided again without listening to drivers. I get the move adding crate motors. But why throw expense on all existing cars to drop us down in power to the crate? The crate already makes more torque than iron heads and I'm guessing many aluminum heads. For the last 2 years, the ASAC agreed iron heads were down on power. The response was toss expense on the iron heads by reducing their weight. That's fine. Now they toss the expense on all, including iron to fit in the new crate. Why not bring in the crate at lower weight like they did us iron heads?

Rant over.....
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