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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:50 am
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Hi Guys

Looking for a bit of guidence.
My A9 class mx5 is holy'er than the pope, so I've decided to build a road-going exocet using the MX5 running gear.

Does anyone know what class this fits into so that I can have a look at the requirements? I need to specify on the order form about cages, rollbars etc so that they can weld it in at time of manufacture but not sure what to go for.
It's an 1800cc so I've a feeling it will go in something like class B2 but not sure.

Any guidence would be most appreciated.

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Bob



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:44 pm
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The standard Exocet wavy roll bar is no good for competition - you will need to get MEV to supply the chassis with a ROPS which complies with the regulations for 'specialist production cars'.
This is needed for both the road-going and the modified categories.

Essentially you need a roll over bar with a diagonal and rear stays, of the correct material and dimensions to comply with K 1.6.1 or K 1.6.2

I am assuming that MEV have met the minimum annual output of 20 chassis for the Exocet?
If not then you would probably end up in Sports Libre which has some slightly different regulations.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:16 pm
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Thanks for your

Yeah, they do about 4 different versions of the roll-bar or cage. I've spoken to Stuart Mills and there's apparently a "MSA-Spec" rollbar that's a flat topped one with supports, cross members and thicker tubing. I was thinking of just going for that to make sure while not going for the full-cage.

I take it that the 20 chassis is globally? because there's an american company that produces them under license for the US market as well.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:29 pm
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As long as there are 20 built in a year, that should do. If you have of can get any evidence of build numbers, it would be good to stick that in a folder.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:26 pm
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I would've thought you'd land in A6 with the 1800cc (assuming road legal and correct numbers produced)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:05 pm
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D7PNY wrote:
I would've thought you'd land in A6 with the 1800cc (assuming road legal and correct numbers produced)

Dave

Just had a read through of the regs and I think you might be right. [THUMBS UP SIGN]



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:39 pm
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I'll hopefully be out more next year so be good to see you out in A6.

I have a 160bhp Caterham Supersport r but there is quite a range of machinery in A6. Most of which is faster than mine unfortunately :lol:

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D7PNY wrote:
I'll hopefully be out more next year so be good to see you out in A6.

I have a 160bhp Caterham Supersport r but there is quite a range of machinery in A6. Most of which is faster than mine unfortunately :lol:

Dave

Yeah, I don't expect to be competitive to start with as although the car will be a bit lighter, it'll still be running the standard 140bhp engine.
The plan is to go down the FI route once I'm happy I've got the car handling the way I like, but until then it'll be a case of learning the car again.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:42 pm
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GBob wrote:
D7PNY wrote:
I'll hopefully be out more next year so be good to see you out in A6.

I have a 160bhp Caterham Supersport r but there is quite a range of machinery in A6. Most of which is faster than mine unfortunately :lol:

Dave

Yeah, I don't expect to be competitive to start with as although the car will be a bit lighter, it'll still be running the standard 140bhp engine.
The plan is to go down the FI route once I'm happy I've got the car handling the way I like, but until then it'll be a case of learning the car again.

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Sounds good!


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