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 Post subject: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:18 pm 
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During the running or the 2010 SuperCar Fall Finale, one of our racers, Lane Carey, wanted to undergo a very thorough tech inspection and have the results posted online to dispel some rumors that he had heard concerning the legality of the car. In regard to the legality of his Intake, Wheelbase and a few of other items, he asked that we look over every inch of his newly built 1971 Mustang Mach 1 and document the tech inspection.


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 Post subject: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:21 pm 
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Tech inspection on Lane's Mustang started in the engine bay with the air cleaner removed. There was a complete inspection of all casting numbers, including, but not limited to, intake manifold**, head casting number, exhaust manifolds. Block legality was confirmed and consistent with current SuperCar Rules. Lane removed the carb as instructed by the SuperCar Rules Officials and the correct intake material, construction and model intake were checked. The correct appearing carburetor is being used on the Mustang. The rule infraction found in the engine bay was a non-factory appearing passenger side valve cover. The valve cover had been altered to accommodate an aftermarket vacuum pump hose.


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 Post subject: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
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**Lane pulled out an aluminum intake manifold, unlike the cast iron intake running on his Mach 1, and explained the rumor going around.


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 Post subject: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Next we checked wheelbase to confirm the Mustang was set to the correct factory wheelbase. Lane asked that we check that the axles location placement in the wheel well area was correct to dispel additional rumors that he moved the axle forward to help with weight distribution. All measurements were confirmed and no trickery was found.


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:31 pm 
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The Rules Committee spent much time going over the undercarriage of the Mustang. Rear end, anti-roll bar, Suspension components looked at but not limited to: front shocks, springs, tie rod ends, rear leaf springs, etc. The rules infractions found were incorrect rear leaf spring material, unpainted tie rods. An aftermarket rear anti-roll bar was found on the car, but after a discussion, was deemed similar to the use of no-hop bars. Even though these are traction aiding devices, they are hidden up between the frame rails and thus legal per SuperCar Rules.


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
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Next, we moved to Lane's interior, checking for items Lane had specifically noted having issues with. We found no noted rules infractions, just simple requirements we brought to Lane's attention.


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A complete look over of all body panels, bumpers and accessories. Rules infractions found: front head light brackets had been modified and would need to be replaced to be legal.


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
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Final Rules findings and Certification results.

Lane Carey 1971 Mustang 429 SCJ Auto
Rules Infractions: Non factory Appearing Valve Cover (Passenger Side), Leaf Spring packs, Paint Tie Rods, Headlight Buckets Replaced.
5.01 Valve covers must appear correct.
13.16 Shocks and springs must appear correct.
Aftermarket adjustable shocks are OK if painted to appear correct. Composite or other lightweight material leaf springs are not allowed.
1.01 The correct original appearance must be retained
Certified; YES 10.96 E/T 128.18. MPH


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We would like to take a moment and mention the great amount of detail that was given in the build of this fine Mach 1. When you have a chance, please make sure to take a look at the great craftsmanship Lane took with this great Big Block Record Holder. Congrats on your achievements, Lane. We can't wait to see your Mustang Mach 1 at one of the ELEVEN Scheduled SuperCar ShootOut events in 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:39 pm 
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During the running or the 2010 SuperCar Fall Finale one of our racers Lane Carey wanted to undergo a very thorough tech inspection and have the results posted online to dispel some rumors that he has heard concerning the legality of the car. Lane mentioned that some people cast doubt about the legality of his Intake, Wheelbase and a few of other items and he had asked that we look over every inch of his newly built 1971 Mustang Mach 1 and document the tech inspection.

Tech inspection on Lanes Mustang started in the engine bay with the air cleaner removed. A complete inspection of all casting numbers were checked including but not limited to; intake manifold**, head casting number, exhaust manifolds was completed. Block legality was confirmed and consistent with current SuperCar Rules. Lane removed the carb as instructed by the SuperCar rules official and the correct intake material, construction and model intake was checked. The correct appearing carburetor is being used on the Mustang. The rule infraction found in the engine bay was a non factory appearing passenger side valve cover. The valve cover had been altered to accommodate an aftermarket vacuum pump hose.

**Lane had pulled out a completely different aluminum intake manifold and explained the rumor going around.

Next we checked wheelbase to confirm the Mustang was set to the correct factory wheelbase, Lane had asked that we check that the axles location placement in the wheel well area was correct to displace additional rumors that he moved the axle forward to help with weight distribution. All measurements were confirmed and no trickery was found.

The rules committee spent much time going over the undercarriage of the Mustang. Rear end, anti roll bar, Suspension components looked at but not limited to; front shocks, springs, tie rod ends, rear leaf springs etc. the Rules infraction found were incorrect rear leaf spring material, unpainted tie rods. An aftermarket rear anti-roll bar was found on the car but after a discussion was deemed similar to the use of no hop bars. Even though these are traction aiding devices, they are hidden up between the frame rails and thus legal per SuperCar rules.

We moved to lanes interior next, checking for items Lane had specifically noted having issues with. We found no noted rules infraction just simple requirements we brought to Lanes attention.

A complete look over of all body panels, bumpers and accessories. Rules infractions found; Front head light brackets had been modified and would need to be replaced to be legal.


Final Rules finding and Certification results.

Lane Carey 1971 Mustang 429 SCJ Auto
Rules Infractions; Non factory Appearing Valve Cover (Passenger Side) Leaf Spring packs, Paint Tie Rods, Headlight Buckets Replaced.
5.01 Valve covers must appear correct.
13.16 Shocks and springs must appear correct.
Aftermarket adjustable shocks are OK if painted to appear correct. Composite or other lightweight material leaf springs are not allowed.
1.01 The correct original appearance must be retained
Certified; YES 10.96 E/T 128.18. MPH

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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:47 am 
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This will be a great tool that can be used by our racers to measure an extreme case of what could be expect when being teched for SuperCar Certification.

The SuperCar Series through our core beliefs has kept its racers free of rumors and hearsay. We pride ourselves on being thorough, precise and cemented to the original intent of factory appearing musclecar racing.


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Congrats to you Lane, Great job!! :aok


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:56 pm 
Thats real cool who else has certified. :aok


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:20 pm 
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biggblock wrote:
Thats real cool who else has certified. :aok


Ken Veit 1969 396 L89 Camaro SS

Lane Carey 1971 429 SCJ Mustang Mach 1

Ed Cook 1969 440+6BBL Road Runner

Ralph Barbagallo 1970 440+6BBL Road Runner

Ted Daros 1970 396 L89 Chevelle SS

Mike Nasi 1971 440+6BBL GTX

Ralph Barbagallo 1966 426 HEMI Belvedere I HP2

Chris Kuskowski 1972 340 Duster

Brian Wilsey 1970 340+6BBL AAR Cuda

Harry Chargois 1969 383 SuperBee

Ralph Barbagallo 1970 426 HEMI Road Runner

Rick Parker 1968 426 HEMI GTX

John Suess 1969 455 Hurst Olds


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:32 pm 
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Congratulations Lane!

A lot of time and effort went into your build. I do disagree with the leaf spring deal though. They are a steel based mono leaf that where made to look like a stock multi leaf! And a very fine job I might add!!! Where's the wrong doing? It's very simular in taking a stock battery gutting it and installing a mini inside just like many of the cars have. To me that was a fine peice of trickery.

Anyway still very impressive

Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Lane Carey's 1971 Mach 1 SuperCar Certification
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Ed, the leaf spring decision was not easy. The rule as it is written does present a little bit of a grey area.

This is the old rule.

The first part, "Shocks and springs must appear correct." was not an issue. The work to make the leaf spring pack look stock was done very well, no doubt about that.

The second part however, "Composite or other lightweight material leaf springs are not allowed." was what caused an issue. It was determined that by replacing a stock all-steel spring pack with a monoleaf with "dummy leaves" of a different material made for a lightweight spring pack.

The rule we have now is pretty clear. "Leaf springs must be made of the same material and be of the same construction as stock"

I do agree the creativity was on the same level as the lightweight battery trick but there is no rule that prevents anybody from using a light weight but stock appearing battery.


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