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Old 29-09-17, 02:50
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MSA invitation to constructors

The MSA have mailed invitations to constructors to hold a meet on 11th October at Colnbrook to discuss discuss 'existing and future regulations', here we go again!!
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Old 29-09-17, 09:10
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I would hope that this will involve all the people who are currently in the process of building a "special"? Or rebuilding an existing car?
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Old 29-09-17, 09:48
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Sadly no, the invitations have gone out to known constructors only, I did send a couple of questions about the agenda to Michael Duncan early this morning and have had a reply.
I am expecting front and side crash tested structures and wheel tethers to be topics on the agenda if the last meeting is anything to go by.
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Old 29-09-17, 12:14
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I would hope that this will involve all the people who are currently in the process of building a "special"? Or rebuilding an existing car?
That would be a very large quantity of people inc me.
How could they know who these people would be ?
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I've heard that all chassis tube have to be to a MSA certificated standard.
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Old 29-09-17, 12:35
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Hi Ken,
There was a meeting (at 1st denied by the MSA) with roll cage manufacturers with regard to increasing the roll cage tube sizes, but this is so far still in committee being chewed over, not heard anything about chassis tube sizes and a bit late in the day when most constructors of a "modern" car would go for a carbon fiber tub, at the previous constructors meeting the MSA suggest a minimum tube size be proposed for suspension arms
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Yay - the MSA look to mandate more safety that no one wants needs or can afford
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Yay - the MSA look to mandate more safety that no one wants needs or can afford
My thoughts as well, do we need wheel tethers, front and side certified crash structures?
and still no mention of many historic F Fords circuit racing without certified/approved ROPS
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Old 29-09-17, 16:22
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The ROPS issue was all about the BBook reg actually being applied, or ROPS certs actually being available, it was a catch-up on the years gone by, and from my 2017 season, the issue has been largely ignore, 'illegal' cars being allowed to run.
So much for the MSA enforcing things.

This one sounds like the MSA looking to revise the BB so NEW cars have to comply with the changed in the MSA's mind.

Such a meeting is positive.
At least there is consultation!
Existing cars cannot be asked to be modified retrospectively if the regs were not in the BB at the time of manufacture.

Let's hope the MSA have learnt that communication is needed, and that this meeting is the recognition of that.

If not, then don't worry, the MSA do no enforce the BB!
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Old 29-09-17, 18:36
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My car has the original drawing number for the ROPS written in the log book (from 1991 when it was made) and I still had to get a new one. Can someone explain that to me because I sure as hell can't.
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