We have removed the original main roll hoop and fabbed in a taller one, sounds easier than it was. The SCCA formula-car roll cage specs require the helmet to be 2″ below the main hoop horizontal plane AND below the main hoop – to – forward hoop imaginary line (called the “broomstick test”). This is not required for Vintage Formula Ford racing, but I like the idea for safety reasons and I plan on doing a little SCCA racing as well. Intrusion bars going from the forward main hoop braces to the forward hoop will go in next. I did have to cut away some bodywork to make room for the higher mounted diagonal braces, as they need to be mounted six inches from the top of the now higher hoop. I also test fitted the new fuel cell from ATL.
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RacingOnTheCheap is going to explore another form of “budget racing”. My BS/GTL Datsun 510 race wagon has been pre-sold to a fellow Datsun enthusiast, the deal will be completed after the September VARA Octoberfest race at Buttonwillow Raceway. In the meantime I have purchased a Crossle 40f Formula Ford to race in the Club Ford (CF) class. Vintage Formula Ford is a great bang-for-the-buck class providing affordable open wheel racing within a very competitive group. I’ll be learning new set-up skills as well as learning the ropes of open wheel racing, something I’ve been itching to do for some time. The car I purchased has had a several year lay-off and needs to be brought back up to tech specs, ie new fuel cell, fire bottle, and harness. I also need to do some chassis and roll hoop modifications, and again the guys at the Moore Speed Co are helping me with the fabrication. I’m hoping to have it out for some fall racing…
I know they go by a new name now, but they are still the Historics to me. I spent Thursday pit-crewing for my friend Phil Mendelovitz who was racing his IMSA GTU Nissan 240SX, wow, what a car! This was the Leitzinger multi-Championship car from the early 90’s. Also spent some time cruising the pits enjoying all the sites.