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Old 01-29-2013, 03:20 PM
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Well we decided to pull the engine, mostly becaus we wanted to and to increase accessability. Degreased the engine, trans, and the bay. Pulled the windows, sunroof, and door. After which we trailered it down using an old short bus to the cage guy outside of Richmond.
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Why down to Richmond? Saving money over Piper (likely 100 minutes less drive time each way, which is time 4 to take the car back and pick it up - that's over 6 hours of driving).
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Bingo.


Youthful enthusiasm trumps wallet every time.
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IIRC Autopower cages are legal (though it's been a few years). Those are dirt cheap and of acceptable quality.

Or do the rules require the cage be installed by a certified cage builder?
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LeMons rules require the cage to be built to per rules which are typical of most racing series (SCCA, NASA, etc.) specs.

Autopower cages are acceptable, provided they meet the rules for tubing size relative to car's weight. However, bolt in cage kits need to have all the sleeves welded solid. We have a bolt-in version in our car; was allowed the first year, but then they mandated we weld everything. However, we did have to modify our cage kit's original harness guide bar, which was flat metal; was replaced with tubing same as the rest of the cage. Earlier cage kits had the flat bar, and were allowed in SCCA, etc. for years.

LeMons actually has good info published on their website.
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The place outside of Richmond, Roll Cage Components, supplies several cage installers and does installs themselves. We decided in them because the price seemed fair and they've done several e30's recently.

But yes there was some youthful enthusiasm involved.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:57 PM
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IIRC Autopower cages are legal (though it's been a few years). Those are dirt cheap and of acceptable quality.

Or do the rules require the cage be installed by a certified cage builder?
Lemons and chump cages are speced very close to scca cage. Our install should be legal for all 3 and with some mods scca rally.
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Raffi:

Three pages and no pics of the E30? (even obstructed shots so as not to reveal the "theme")

Is there "really" an E30 car or just lots of 944s running around hauling parts?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:59 PM
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Raffi:

Three pages and no pics of the E30? (even obstructed shots so as not to reveal the "theme")

Is there "really" an E30 car or just lots of 944s running around hauling parts?
Ah now your're on to me. No, the problem is that I switched to an iPhone which doesn't play nicely with Google/Picasa for sharing photos. So the iPhone coupled with Google trying to force people to use Google+ to share photos makes it really annoying to post links. I know I've left people in a state of suspense so I'll try to figure it out tonight.
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