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 Posted: 05-08-2006 12:04 pm
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Ron Earp

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Cary, North Carolina USA
Posts: 339
Yep, in Improved Touring radiators are free, that is, any size can be fit.  However, carbs and cams remain stock, exhaust is completely free. Compression can go up 0.5, just to account for machining and refinishing, bore can go out 0.040". 

To learn more go here:

and here to get the General Competition Handbook, which has rule sets for all SCCA racing. You can download the whole thing or just the Improved Touring rules, this car races is ITS.

I think the water went through the intake to help with emissions warm up and to maintain a stable, but unfortunately hot operating temp for the carbs. There are other systems that worked liked this on other cars I've messed with.

I live in the Raleigh/Cary area and another board member has a JH down in Apex, a couple miles away or so, therefore there are at least two here.

Oh, and the reasoning behind changing the radiator and stock carbs - IT is supposed to be "cheap" racing, so, stock stuff unless it has to do with reliabilty, safety, or longetivity. Problem is, people spend more money bending the rules and making super trick stuff than if the class was wide open.  There is some "trick" stuff on this car too, you just have to know where to look.


Last edited on 05-08-2006 11:10 pm by Ron Earp