AUSTRALIAN SALOON CAR FEDERATION INC . TEK TORQUE V OLUME 1 I SSUE 11 N EWSLETTER D ATE J UNE , 2003 SPECIFICATION CHANGES—ALL CLASSES S PECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST : TRIANGULAR ROOF NO. Change under ‘Installation poses. • Proposed changes to of Drivers Restraint, Page ROLL CAGE: SAFETY Street Stock Specifica- That triangular 3 sided roof A quarter window bar, if 10. Remove ‘head plate’ tion Manual. numbers be optional for all required because of exces- Changes to Final Draft wording and replace with • classes—plate to be sive rake or a long roll of Junior Specification ‘roll cage roof hoop/bar’. 300mm x 300m x 300mm. cage, be fitted to both sides Manual. Black background with using a minimum of 25mm • Clarifications to Super HEAD PLATE: white number. OD. Sedan Specifications Existing Cars: Safety • Clarifications to Modi- Helmet clearance between ROLL CAGE: SAFETY fied Production Specifi- head plate/roll cage hoop Foot protection plate/bar: cation Changes bars for existing vehicles Minimum requirement for • Report from Council may raise head plate as foot protection be a mini- Meeting per drawing attached to mum of roll cage material. • Engine Sealing Specifi- obtain 50mm clearance. cations. Plate may also be required. Mounting procedure for ENGINE SEALING: raising of head plate CLARIFICATION: (existing cars) - 10 stubs That the use of upper cylin- I NSIDE THIS ISSUE : Engine sealing is compul- sory. 38mm x 3mm tube—stub der lubricant via carburettor length is determined by or vacuum system is ille- STREET STOCK 2 HEAD PLATE: SAFETY height required to gain gal. Any vehicle found with SPECIFICATIONS. In New Spec Books - 50mm clearance. Stubs to these type of systems will S TREET STOCK C LARI- 2 FICATIONS Section 10 Seat: Delete be end capped and be deemed illegal. ‘head plate’ & ‘s’ from threaded for mounting pur- J UNIOR S EDAN 3 ‘bars’. Specification to N.B. ANY SPECIFCATION SPECIFICATIONS read:- Minimum 50mm CHANGE MADE FOR S UPER S EDAN 3 clearance, helmet to roll REASON OF SAFETY IS C LARIFICATIONS cage roof hoop/bar. IMPLEMENTED IMMEDI- MODIFIED PRODUC- 4 ATELY IN ALL CLASSES. TION CLARIFICA- TIONS ASCF I NC . LICENCES 2003/2004 SEASON E NGINE S EALING P ROCEDURE 4 The ASCF Inc. Licence for the coming Season will consist of the following:- PRODUCTION 5 CLASS DIRECTION a. A plastic NASR/ASCF Inc. Licence Card. RULE ON 5 b. A white ASCF Inc. Infringement Card. SUBTITUTE CARS An ASCF Inc. Licence will not be valid unless you have the plastic NASR O RGANIZATION FLOW 5 C HART Licence Card which has ASCF Inc. stamped on it and the white ASCF Inc. T OW M ONEY 6 C RITERIA Infringement Card. R EPORT FROM 6 Please contact your Club or State Office for the procedure to obtain this C OUNCIL M EETING Licence. V OLUME 1 I SSUE 11 P AGE 2 STREET STOCK SPECIFICATION MANUAL STREET STOCK The changes below are cation book. Pro., etc.. Mounting ends DERIVATION: to be implemented into Add: to remain original. Age limit on Street Stock the 2004 Street Stock Flywheel standard weights STREET STOCK Eligibility—3 years. For Specification Manual. Clutch Pressure plate DERIVATION: 2003—competitor can weights. Add: ‘Original Equipment only build up to 2000 ENGINE: Clutch Plate weights. manufacturer—means for model car. Delete ”Warning — illegal engine 12 months disqualifi- SUSPENSION/STEERING make and model unless oth- Power Steering optional— TABLE 6:RIDE cation!! Engine must be erwise stated. power steering racks and HEIGHTS sealed prior to registration” Change sill measurement boxes to be OEM and in SUSPENSION/STEERING Add “Engine sealing is com- to be within 15mm of original position. Hoses and Insert in start of Section—”A pulsory.” front measurement. De- mounting position of pump Street Stock race car must is optional. Power steering use a complete metal body lete: Ride heights chart BODY—BALLAST: from Table 6 and replace pulleys and coolers optional. with suspension mounting Add words ‘of any descrip- with “Ride height meas- Mechanical belt driven points in original position tion’ so now reads—”Ballast ured 15mm maximum pumps only. and being used. of any description is not to variation front to rear. Suspension mounting points be carried. E.g. ‘water in ROLL CAGE: Sill measurement, meas- are defined as mounting tyres etc.’ Bolt on anti spear deflector ured within 150mm from points of suspension arm plate, refer page 19 para- either end, shock absorber each end of sill. Refer BRAKES: graph (g) “One piece anti Drawing. either end, strut either end Delete wording in Section spear external door plate to and springs either and replace with “foot oper- use a minimum of 6 50mm x end. ated OEM hydraulic brake 50mm x 3mm MS tags and system to operate correctly bolted to either 8mm or SUSPENSION/ on all 4 wheels and to be 5/16th high tensile bolts STEERING effective at race speed. No with no protrusions. The use of adjust- brake isolation switch/s al- able suspension lowed. The use of brake bias BODY: SUSPENSION/ arms, pannard rod/watts adjustment not permitted. Delete paragraph “Towing STEERING: linkage’s etc. are not to be attachment: a chain is to be Replace word in book used. SUSPENSION/STEERING attached to each bumper “column with shaft”. Add to Section—”steering attaching bracket, four per TRANSMISSION: Steering shaft/column to from lock to lock to remain car—two front and two rear Differential pinion angle to remain in original position OEM for make and model. minimum (suggested herc. remain O.E.M. standard for in car.” “Steering column Alloy chain).” make and model and pedals remain as per TYRES: OEM for make and SUSPENSION/STEERING TABLE 5 Standard Di- Alter paragraph 3, Line 1 to model, measured at waist Shock Absorbers/Strut in- mensions: read “tyres—radials only— line. serts: Change wheel track to 215 side wall marking Standard sealed replacement +15mm and include this in max… etc.” ENGINE: units only. No external or measurement in book. internal adjustment/ Delete the line—”(plus or Engine Block: The maxi- ENGINE: mum allowable cylinder adjusters. No competition minimum 15mm max toler- That we insert a mass weight sleeves to be fitted to an aftermarket derivatives. ance.). Add—”These are for flywheel and clutch as- engine block be two in E.g. AFCO, Bilstein, Koni, maximum measurements sembly into the new specifi- total. including 15mm absolute STREET STOCK CLARIFICATION—EXHAUST MANIFOLD: There has been a growing practice of modifying the exhaust manifold, e.g. machining/removing the exhaust flange ring surface. This practice is not acceptable and must desist forthwith. Specification book cites “Exhaust Manifold—to be “base model” “standard”. This means the exhaust manifold must remain O.E.M. in all aspects. V OLUME 1 I SSUE 11 P AGE 3 J UNIOR SPECIFICATION MANUAL DIRECTION OF PRODUCTION CLASS All States have been The changes below are STEERING: use a complete metal body asked to consult their to be implemented into Add—”Steering, from lock with suspension mounting Clubs and Production the 2003 Junior Specifi- to lock to remain O.E.M. points in original position Drivers and Car Own- cation Manual. for make and model.” and being used. ers, regarding the direc- Suspension mounting points tion to be taken with this BODY: SUSPENSION: are defined as mounting class. This class has stag- Add—”The centre line of Shock Absorbers/Strut in- points of suspension arm nated in some States. seat, steering column and serts: either end, shock absorber Does there need to be a pedals remain as per O.E.M. Standard sealed replacement either end, strut either end bigger gap between the for make and model meas- units only. No external or and springs either end. Modified and Production ured at waist line. internal adjustment/ Classes? adjusters. No competition SUSPENSION/STEERING One option was to com- BODY: aftermarket derivatives. The use of adjustable suspen- bine the 3 litre and Pro- Add—”Ballast of any de- E.g. AFCO, Bilstein, Koni, sion arms, pannard rod/ duction classes. scription is not to be carried. Pro., etc.. Mounting ends watts linkage’s etc. are not The other option was to E.g. water in tyres etc. to remain original. to be used. bring Modified Produc- tions back, to take away BRAKES: JUNIOR SEDAN DERI- TRANSMISSION: 9” and just have standard Add word ‘O.E.M.’ after VATION: Differential pinion angle to differential, no metha- word ‘foot operated’. No Add: ‘Original Equipment remain O.E.M. standard for nol, standard trailing ‘s’ on brakes. Add word manufacturer—means for make and model arms. ‘system’ after brakes. To make and model unless oth- If you are a Produc- read “foot operated O.E.M. erwise stated. ENGINE: tion Driver and have hydraulic brake system…” Engine Block: The maxi- any ideas on the di- Add “No brake isolation SUSPENSION: mum allowable cylinder rection of this Class, switch/s allowed.” Insert in start of Section—”A sleeves to be fitted to an please discuss this Junior Sedan race car must engine block be two in total. matter with your Club and have them forward these ideas to your State Branch. S UPER SEDAN CLARIFICATIONS LEAD WEIGHT/BALLAST: BODY: the procedure. Council ad- All lead weight/ballast as per Maximum body width 1955 vised: the following - including rub rails. Overall “The Super Sedan registra- PRODUCTION spec book, to be mounted under interior sheeting. width 2110mm ABSOLUTE. tion is the chassis. The SPECIFICATIONS No barwork to be wider than owner would keep his/her 1955 mm max. waist line old log book, with an en- CLARIFICATION: ENGINE: measurement. dorsement. No further day- The use of Torsion Engine: Means complete light scrutineering, no fee Bars, unless original engine, including rocker cov- REGISTRATION: payable.” equipment, is illegal. ers, excluding exhaust. In answer to Clarification requested by BUMPER BARS: BUMPER BARS: Technical Commit- Reminder: That the new For implementation in tee, regarding a ruling on Bumper Bars from next Production Super Sedan li- the 2002 Super Sedan Man- Specification Manual cenced with a cer- ual - Section 31, Bumper Section 28 (c) “Front tain body e.g. Fal- Bars and Optional External Bumper: To be con, and then the Barwork, Item No’s - a. & b. covered with plastic body is changed to will be implemented on 1st road car bumper. another body, e.g. July 2003. Monaro, what is V OLUME 1 I SSUE 11 P AGE 4 ENGINE SEALING MODIFIED ENGINE SEALS: PRODUCTION That we implement coloured Engine Seals:- CLARIFICATIONS Super Sedan - Yellow Modified Production- Blue Production - Green Street Stock - Red 1. The use of Torsion Junior - Orange Bars, unless original Seals are to be stamped ASCF and numbered. Seals are placed on the engine in the following equipment, is illegal. positions: Super Sedan—1 x Sump and Timing Cover This means: That Production/Modified Production—1 x Sump and Timing Cover must be sway bar not Junior—1 x Sump and Cylinder Head spring. Street Stock—1 x Sump and Cylinder Head V6 Engines—Intake Manifold, Sump and Timing Cover. 2. Coil Spring mounts on Falcon differential SEALING AN ENGINE: must be in original a) General: position and being Seal Wires to be kept as short as possible. Seals to be easily seen when engine is in the used. car. It may be a good idea to seal the timing cover as well in cast the sump needs to be removed for any reason. Then it can be resealed again easily. b) Street Stock and Junior Sedans: 3. Specification Manual, Engine to be checked with the head and sump removed. Page 26, Throttle Block: Bottom: Check Crankshaft and Conrods are correct type for the block being used Body: polishing not and block is correct for the model of car. allowed. No polishing, lightening or deburring, no extra counter weights on crank. Check sump is visibly standard externally. 4. Rear Radiator, when Seal sump on. One seal on each side, through sump to block flange. mounting into rear of Top: Measure Bore and Stroke. Check size list in back of book. car, parcel shelf must Check pistons do not protrude above block be left complete Check pistons are the correct type, dished or not as per OEM. Head: Measure diameter of valve head, check list in book. Check valve seats, throats and ports are not enlarged or polished. Visual check on valve springs (single or double). Seal head on. MODIFIED c) Modified and Production Class: PRODUCTION Engine to be checked with head only removed. TRACK Check stroke, must be standard for engine block series. MEASUREMENTS Check head is the correct one for the engine block series. Seal sump on. One seal each side through sump to block flange. VT COMMODORE V6 Seal through two top timing cover bolts. FRONT d) Super Sedans: 1620 MM V8 Engines: Check with one head removed. REAR Measure Bore and Stroke, calculate capacity, 367 ci MAX 1640 MM Seal Sump and/or Timing cover on. A S PER 6 Cyl. And Rotary engines, seal for eligibility only. S PECIFICATION MANUAL CONVERSION FORMULAE FOR CUBIC ENGINE CAPACITY: Bore x Bore x .7857 x Stroke x No. of cylinders. VX COMMODORE For example – a Holden 202/3.3. Bore 3.625 x Bore 3.625 – 13.140625 x .7857 = 10.320646 x FRONT Stroke 3.250 – 33.542102 x No. of Cylinders (6) = 201.252614 CU Inches. 1620 MM CAPACITY OF FUEL TANKS: REAR Round Tanks: Diameter x Diameter x .7857 x Length. 1640 MM Square Tanks: Height x Depth x Length. S AME AS VT COMMODORE To convert CU Inches to Litres – Multiply by 0.016387.” ENGINE UPDATE FOR MODIFIED AND PRODUCTION ENGINES—BORE AND STROKE Make Model Standard Bore Stroke "Engine" Holden VP-VR-VS 3.81 (97mm) 3.38 (86mm) 3800 V6 Holden VT-VX-VY 3.81 (97mm) 3.38 (86mm) 3800 V6 Ford EF-EB-ED-EL 3.63 (92.25mm) 3.90 (99.31mm) 4.0L OHC 6 Ford AU-BA 3.63 (92.25mm) 3.90 (99.31mm) 4.0L OHC 6 ASCF Inc. NATIONAL TITLE S NATIONAL TITLES DATES AND VENUES SUBSTITUTE CARS - RULE 13.15 2003/2004 SEASON Following the National Super Sedan Title, some drivers questioned the fact that a competitor competed in the final in a car other than the one SUPER SEDAN TITLE: he nominated and drove in the heats. Please find below, the rule regard- Riverview Speedway, Murray ing the use of substitute cars. Bridge, S.A. on 26th 27th & 28th February, 2004 Rule 13.15 “A substitute car may be used by a nominated driver provid- ing that: MODIFIED PRODUCTION (a) the substitute car has been nominated for the meeting. TITLE: (b) if the substitution occurs before the meeting has begun, the car Attwell Park Speedway, Al- starts from its drawn position in the heats. bany, WA on 9th 10th & 11th (c) if the substitution occurs once the meeting has begun, the sub- April, 2004 stitute car starts rear of the field in its remaining heats. (d) If the substitution occurs after all heats have been run, the sub- PRODUCTION TITLE: stitute car starts rear of the field in the final. However, it must Collie Speedway, Collie, W.A. have competed in the heats. on 27th 28th & 29th February, 2004 (e) The Chief steward has given permission for the substitution. (f) In Series events, (a) to (e) will apply. However, points in Series STREET STOCK TITLE: events will be allocated to the driver. “ Latrobe Speedway, Latrobe, Tasmania on 19 th 20th & 21st Below is a Drawing showing how rub rails are to be attached in all Classes. February, 2004 JUNIOR TITLE: Simpson Car Club Inc. Bun- gador Victoria on 5TH 6th & 7th February, 2004 ASCF INC ORGANIZATION FLOW CHART ASCF INC. COUNCIL Made of two Delegates from seven State Branches, National Executive NATIONAL TECHNICAL COM- and Two Advisory Committees MITTEE made up of State Chief NATIONAL STEWARDS Machine Examiners & National PANEL made up of State Chief Technical Director Stewards NATIONAL EXECUTIVE Made up of President, Vice President, STATE CHIEF MACHINE EXAMINERS Technical Director, Secretary STATE CHIEF appointed/elected from Club Machine STEWARDS appointed/ Examiners elected from Club Stewards ASCF Inc. AFFILIATED STATE BRANCHES Made up of 105 Affiliated Member Clubs QSCA Inc. SSA of NSW VSCF Inc. NASR (SA) NTSCI. WASCF Inc. TSCF Inc. Qld State N.S.W. State Victorian SA State Northern Territory WA State Tasmanian Branch Branch State Branch Branch State Branch Branch State Branch AFFILIATED MEMBER CLUBS CLUB CHIEF CLUB CHIEF MA- CHINE EXAMINERS STEWARDS ASCF INC. LICENCED DRIVING MEM- BERS AND ASCF INC. CAR OWNERS ASCF INC. The following tow money criteria was implemented at the Council Meeting. Tow Money is based on a cents per kilometre travelled. AUSTRALIAN SALOON CAR FEDERATION INC. TOW MONEY CRITERIA P.O. BOX 188 1. The National Title tow money is to be paid in cash at the race meeting THORNLIE, W.A. 6988 unless directed otherwise. 2. All Competitors travelling from Tasmania will automatically have Phone: 08 9452 1552 $100 bonus taken out of the Tow Money Pool and set aside. e.g. Fax: 08 9452 8154 Tow Money for Modified Title $7200. One Tasmanian Competitor - email@example.com $7200 - $100 = $7100. 3. Total number of kilometres travelled by Competitors travel ling over 100 kilometres from their home address to be added together. E.g. 75935 kilometres WEBSITE ADDRESS 4. Total number of kilometres will be divided into total money in tow W WW. SALOONCAR. COM. AU money pool, after Tasmanian bonus has been taken out. This will give a cents per kilometre figure. e.g. $7100 ÷ 75935 = .09.35 cents per kilometres. 5. Round off amounts to the nearest dollar. E.g. $50.48 = $50. $50.60 = $51.00 6. All distances to be taken of the ‘Travel Mate’ web site. 7. All distances calculated from the Competitors home Town/City to the nearest Town/City to the Track. REPORT FROM COUNCIL MEETING NATIONAL TITLES: • Practice to be held day RACING RULES: A. Vehicles will be checked each prior to race meeting. night for a safety check and • No Calcutta (gambling). Next Season the log books will be signed by the • Each nights racing to be ASCF Inc. will Driver and the Scrutineer. concluded by 10.30 p.m. implement the • Grand parade on both following Rule using B. All Finals for Junior National a cone for re-starts: nights of racing. Titles be a maximum of 25 laps. • Heats 8 laps maximum 12 cars. “On all single file restarts, C. That the prize money in a • Final 25 laps maximum 20 the cone is to be used. To Consolation at the National Title cars. be placed at the Stewards be the same as a Heat. • Photo of winner and car to discretion, in the main be presented to the winning straight. If a driver passes JUNIORS: Competitor. a car before the cone, hits A. We get Juniors to run both ways the cone or passes it on on the race track. As in Street TRANSPONDERS: the inside, the race will be Stock Book “Direction of Racing. We investigate the use of elec- put under a yellow light tronic device (transponders) and and the race will be re- B. Council have set down a policy position in car, for lap scoring. started with the offending for running Titles which include Until such time the investigation is driver placed rear of field.” • ASCF to supply caps to all complete, no car shall use the Competitors at Scrutineering electronic device whilst racing.