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Old 31-07-17, 13:56
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As Renny knows there is one scrut north of Hadrian's wall who does use a 40mm block on a stick and check clearances. Renny is there not a judge of fact at every event, who could rule?
The certified flat pad absence would be grounds for appeal but the sports libra boys (usually) scraping there way back to the paddock would need a brass neck and deep pockets to contest.
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Old 01-08-17, 10:33
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It also needs a Clerk of the Course to back the Chief Scrutineer up, the MSA Stewards to report that there are no adequate facilities, or competitors to protest others, or the Speed Committee to intervene. Until then...
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Old 01-08-17, 10:42
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There is a flat patch at Loton. (I think that it used to be called a set up pad in days gone by). However, there is usually someone's tow car parked on it.
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Old 01-08-17, 12:13
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You just need a 40mm high bump put in the road leading to the start line..... If you can't get over it, you don't reach the start line - simples.
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Old 02-08-17, 09:13
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You just need a 40mm high bump put in the road leading to the start line..... If you can't get over it, you don't reach the start line - simples.
But then you need a perfectly level road on which to place that bump platform, and it all needs to be certified otherwise the lawyers will win an Appeal to the National Court, and will sue the Club for damaging their car .

39.5mm high will be fine .
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Old 02-08-17, 13:59
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Define a flat patch.
We have several at Loton that are deemed flat enough to set up corner weight scales even without shimming and get a good enough result.
None are in a good place to allow a car to be rolled across over a strip 40mm high.
Remember you need an equally flat area before and after height strip if rolling the car over.
You could never apply this test to all cars, but a scrutineer could finger a car that he thinks is too low, and have the car pass over the height strip?

Is all this worth bothering about?

My Lola sits 80 mm above the Tarmac so I can get a jack under the nose and rear of the car and get it on a trailer having rallied over the trailer field at Shelsley! More important to me than downforce.
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