Topic: Noob questions on rules clarifications
First post ever! A bit of background. We are a group of NVH engineers from Ford. We have a coworker that is on a different team, and hearing his stories was motivation for us to build a car. Our car is being built in Dearborn. We are doing this as an excuse to drink beer in my garage, and to expose some guys who are interested in learning how to work on cars to get their hands dirty.
I bought our 1991 Civic from a guy that has already competed in Lemons and he got it far enough we might actually complete it...
For the cage... he had welded in the pads, and had built the rear hoop, but did not yet install it.
In order to leave an allowance for welding the top of the cage adjacent to the roof, he left the legs about 4" short. The idea is that once the roof bars are welded, you can then use some 3"x 3" square tube with a cap welded to the open end to cover the distance that the hoops were short.
This is a good idea for giving yourself access to actually weld near the roof... but is it legal?
Are there any adjustable seat tracks for the racing seats that are legal? This is kind of a big deal to our team since our height range is from 5'7" to 6'3"... and we need to come up with a way that no one is significantly compromised in reaching the controls. Any suggestions?
I see that you have to run a hood... but I am guessing you can cut "heat extractors" (i.e. big-ass holes) in the hood as long as there is nothing sharp. Is this fair?
Are there any industrial supply places, or perhaps even other teams located around Detroit, that would be wiling to let us use a pipe bender? We would be willing to pay a usage fee, but would rather not bare the expense of a bender for one-time use.
Looking forward to being a good Lemons corporate citizen, and lending a hand if possible.
Best regards, Hew