Minimum of 4 door cards, rear seat, dash board, seats trimmed (i.e. not bare fibreglass), Tax, MOT required. You can remove the interior carpets and there is some flexibility on trim etc (e.g. as my rear seat is unusable I don't have rear seat belts fitted). Sadly the standards of scrutineering and eligibility do vary across the country - in the south west we seem to be pretty relaxed (as long as the car is safe!!).Hmmmmm. That may be a feat. What is the minimum I could get away with? All 4 door cards (cut and modified due to door bars) and a rear seat?
Yes.... run number on each side is the usual requirement. Some venues (such as Loton Park) also require a number on the bonnet as well.... check the event regulations to see if a bonnet number is required - if it doesn't say anything in the regs then assume you don't.Hi Graham.
I’m about to compete in my first season this year. Got my MSUK non race B licence and signed up for the SSHC up here in Scotland.
Preparing the car for class A2 same as you run in.
Ordering up stickers for the first event. What do you need to do? Display your run number on each side? Ignition off sticker? I remember reading about having to put yellow tape around the battery earth cable but can’t find it in the 2019 yearbook.
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Thanks. I’m going to make a timing strut. Shouldn’t be an issue.
The South West scrutineers have been pretty relaxed on this for "road going production" ... I haven't had a rear tow point marked on the Clio (3 years now) and just a screw in tow hook on the front without a mark or label. They might be stricter on Mod Prod ?As for tow points. I noticed the refs say they shout be clearly marked. Fine for the front. What do people do for the rear on a phase 2 182.
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Are you going to Kames or forrestburn this year Paul? Should see you at doune as well later in the year.Great thread!
Definitely come to Doune, great hill at which I've competed once in 2017? and commentated at twice last year!
I plan to be using my 172 this year in class A2 also!
Hope to see you all soon!
Sorry to highjack but quick question, how many turns is you steering lock to lock? From the video looks like a lot. Even fast bends you almost crossing over. Good driving by the way!I have followed this thread with great interest. It has been a useful source of info for me as I am entering a few MSA hillclimbs this year.
I made some changes to my Clio 182 over winter in prep for entering the roadgoing class.
I went 450/550lb f/r with the springs on the Gaz GHA coilovers and the car rotates so nicely. The balance is superb. Also added a quaife diff and mapped in some 197 cams to 195hp at efi. Finally went for the interstate tyres off your recommendation. Tried it all out at Harewood for the first time last weekend and it went well. The tyres didn't look as sticky as the extremes but it was very cold. I love how the Clio feels with a diff and the rear end was playful but predictable, negating excessive understeer.
My best time was 67.36 which I was happy with given it was the first time at Harewood and first time in the car with all the changes. Competing for the first time a week on Sunday. Cant wait!
No need to apologize, as I don't need to follow a rule book, I was just wondering if they were not to be considered safe, and what the reason might be. To my understanding, the blue book definition of a 3 point seatbelt is a seatbelt as original supplied by the car manufacterer.
New tarmac last summer has knocked about a second off times too. Some mad cars pedalled by good drivers too... The record is like 64.04 now!Blimey! a 67 is a super time which a couple of years back wouldn’t be far shy of the record. The move to 1B tyres has helped a lot and you said it was cold, roll on the summer !
Yes..... I personally don't think your type of belt is any less safe ..... they just don't fit the regulations that scrutineers have to work with.To my understanding, the blue book definition of a 3 point seatbelt is a seatbelt as original supplied by the car manufacterer.
I literally just did a back to back test myself at Bedford. 1st April (I know hardly a hillclimb course lol) vid in my latest post on my build treadNew tarmac last summer has knocked about a second off times too. Some mad cars pedalled by good drivers too... The record is like 64.04 now!
I'd love to try the extremes because talking around the paddock, someone back to backed them last year with R888r's and took a second off their time!
Correct soft are too soft for more than 3-4mile run. Killed first set after 9-10 laps at Bedford. (Partly my fault)The soft VR2 melt on anything other than hillclimbs. Medium more suited to track sprints I think. 3sec is ridiculous! Were they soft or standard R888r?
The interstate are 80 treadwear so I'd hope they're not too far behind the VR2.
Looking at my times for a couple of Sprints at Castle Combe.... I was half a second slower on Interstate Race DNRTs (80 treadwear) than on Extreme VR2s (soft compound). As there was a year between the two laps I'm not sure that its a true comparison. All I can say is that the Interstate were half the price of the ExtremesThe interstate are 80 treadwear so I'd hope they're not too far behind the VR2.
How have you found the wear? Mine barely looked scrubbed in after 9 runs at HarewoodLooking at my times for a couple of Sprints at Castle Combe.... I was half a second slower on Interstate Race DNRTs (80 treadwear) than on Extreme VR2s (soft compound). As there was a year between the two laps I'm not sure that its a true comparison. All I can say is that the Interstate were half the price of the Extremes
They are wearing very well.... two Sprints at Castle Combe, one Sprint at Clay Pigeon and lots of road miles in between. The Extremes wore very quickly on the inside .... probably due to the amount of negative camber I have the the front. They were down to the canvas on the inside and hardly worn on the outside.How have you found the wear? Mine barely looked scrubbed in after 9 runs at Harewood