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Offline PRO-MOTIONRACING

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Altered Safety
« on: November 02, 2016, 12:01:15 PM »
New guy here, what I have is a Funny car that is now an Altered, 6:00 cert that I hope to run Super Comp with. My first two questions are, Driving suit, looks like the sfi-5 that I have won't do so, do I need a 15 or a 20? Secondly, looks like I will need a driveline tunnel (MW coupler shaft) the only kit I see is the S&W, is there any other choices?

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:29:40 PM »
Suit spec relys on different factors, class speed & ET, fuel type and type of induction. so more info is need to assess your situation.

Altered/funnycar a drive shaft cover needs only to cover the shaft (360*) within the confines of the drivers legs/feet , In other words from the output of the trans to rear firewall and then a coupler cover at the front of the 3rd member housing. under the seat "can" be open.
 Material can be either steel or aluminum with a min thickness of .063 as long as straight couplers are used
 

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 03:50:45 PM »
 Thanks for the reply. Gasoline, Carburetors, 7:50 or slower

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 07:50:43 PM »
I just looked at my NHRA 2010 Rulebook and it states, For naturally aspirated open-bodied cars, jacket and pants meeting SFI Spec 3.2/5." Same for the gloves and shoe. If you want to go faster or switch to alcohol, you will need a -15 suit.

You will also need a head sock, neck collar and arm restraints.

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 12:16:18 PM »
NHRA says “Any vehicle with an automatic transmission in driver compartment (no floor covering transmission): Jacket and pants or suit meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/15, gloves meeting SFI Spec 3.3/5, and boots or shoes meeting SFI Spec 3.3/5 mandatory.” Don't know if this is your situation or not.

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 06:47:09 PM »
Try dragster supply for the driveshaft shield they have one,google for toll free number

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 07:23:55 PM »
If it has a floorboard separating you from trans you can use the -5!
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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 08:24:06 AM »
As far as suit ratings go -5 is 5 seconds, -15 is 15 seconds, -20 is 20 seconds before permanite skin damage occurs.
  A -5 is nothing but a clown suit that separates you from the spectator.  Gas burns a lot hotter then alcohol does and for any "RACE CAR" a -15 should be minimum required. If you can only afford a -5 instead of a -15, you really cant afford to race

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Re: Altered Safety
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 11:08:07 AM »
I thought it would need to be a 15. Looks like a trip to Security Race Products in December for their once a year sale, fourth custom suit, hope the cut me a break.
Thanks for the heads up on Dragster Supply.