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Sean Allen Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Are there supplemental regulations posted somewhere that actually state what you can and can not do in terms of mounting a race seat?

Is it in writing that we are allowed to modify the floor pan and/or transmission tunnel (Cut, and re weld tunnel to allow wide seat, cut stock mounts off for taller drivers) or is it just a common thing that everyone overlooks? Basically, is it something someone could protest if they wanted? i.e. It's technically removing metal from the car, and "if it doesn't say you can, you can't (removing headlights, heatercore, etc.)

On another part of the car, what is the legality of removing the clock spring on the steering column behind the momo/sparco steering wheel adapter?

Keith in WA Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Modifying the interior for the seat is legal the way I read the rules. It comes down to...

Other than to provide for the installation of required safety equipment or other authorized modifications, no other driver/ passenger compartment alterations or gutting are permitted.

Read a different way, modifications to the pax compartment are legal to install the required safety gear. The seat is required safety gear.

You could also probably get pretty liberal with the rule...

Factory seat tracks/brackets may be modified, reinforced, and/or removed to facilitate replacement mountings provided they perform no other function.

The seat mounts are brackets in my view.

For the clock spring...

Any steering wheel, except wood rimmed types, and its required mounting modifications may be used.

With the screw on steering wheel hub I use, I had to remove the clock spring.

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Bob Thornton - Race Engineering Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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Sean, good questions. I think Keith has a point.

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jake bailey
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how old do you have to be to get your scca license???

jake bailey
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how old do you have to be to get your scca license???

Johnny D Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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quote:
Originally posted by jake bailey:
how old do you have to be to get your scca license???

Application for SCCA Novice Permit

You must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 year olds must apply directly to the SCCA
National Office).

J~

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go to scca.com and look at the "club racing" tab. 15 years old with specific requirements.

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