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Race harnesses

Post by Redmist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:57 am

I had my car fail scrute's at Goodwood on harness wear , just a very little mark. I've seen secondhand belts of the type I need that are not at all worn BUT are FIA out of date . Does anyone know whether that dating of harnesses applies to sprint/hillclimb ? OR is that just circuit/rally ?
A pair of 6 point 3 inch shoulder strap type with clips into eye bolts will cost way too much for me now :(
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Re: Race harnesses

Post by Paul Prescott » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:58 am

Rob, my understanding is that belts are not date lifed for speed events, but I stand to be corrected... Shame you didn't ask the scrute at the time he failed your car. :cry: Did you use the passenger side belt, or did you have to go home without a run?
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Re: Race harnesses

Post by Redmist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:38 pm

Nigel Baker in the Escort space frame made a phone call to his garage 2 miles away from the circuit and organised an out dated set BUT in perfect order from the circuit racing car they run. Apparently they have to be replaced every 2 yrs regardless of condition in his racing. It's just that I've seen a pair on ebay out of date but in perfect condition at £50 as opposed to £300 a pair new.
I've also emailed the MSA asking this question Paul :roll:

On the plus side , I eventually had a good day in the dry clocking my best time for years of 93.43sec's , against last year's best of 96.08sec's which got me 2nd in class with those huge group of Chevy V8 cars/8 altogether.
Wasn't quick enough though for a 1st in class this time either , with Simon Boulter clocking a fantastic 91.44sec's :shock: in his Striker4age supercharged --- phew :!: Even so I was pretty pleased with my own time , just not sure where I mustered it from :lol:
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Re: Race harnesses

Post by Wee Beastie » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:35 pm

As long as the speed event is an MSA event, and not FIA your ok.

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Re: Race harnesses

Post by Redmist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:14 pm

Wee Beastie wrote:As long as the speed event is an MSA event, and not FIA your ok.
H'mmm , which one's could or maybe FIA then Ian :?:

Do you think Gurston is :?:
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Post by Wee Beastie » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 pm

No Gurston is an MSA event. If you went and did a hillclimb in France, then's it comes under FIA rules.

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Re: Race harnesses

Post by Redmist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:07 pm

Wee Beastie wrote:No Gurston is an MSA event. If you went and did a hillclimb in France, then's it comes under FIA rules.
OK thanks Ian , looks as though it will never apply to me then :P
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