Guidelines

Nostalgia AA/Gassers

Presented By

Summit Racing Equipment


2017 GUIDELINE UPDATES

  • Chassis: Crankshaft center line to ground to be no less than 13″ in height.
  • Body: Running boards NOT permitted.
  • Exhaust: Up-swept pipes NOT permitted.
  • Engine: Titanium and hollow stem valves NOT permitted. Minimum valve stem diameter 11/32″. Intake manifolds must be cast aluminum or magnesium ONLY. Sheet metal/billet manifolds NOT permitted. Bolting on an intake manifold backwards thus creating a back set blower relocation NOT permitted.
  • Ignition: Offset magneto drives NOT permitted.
  • Transmission: Lock-up torque converters NOT permitted.

NOTE: ALL ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE AT A CLUB EVENT WITH A NEW BUILD WITHOUT RECEIVING PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE BOARD. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR BUILD OR NEW BUILD CONCEPT TO THE CLUB FOR BASIC APPROVAL BEFORE GETTING DEEPLY INTO YOUR PROJECT.

Consider sending us pictures, drawings etc. that show the way your car should look when completed. Examples can be taken from other cars that have specific things like the chop, the front end, wheel well cuts etc. that YOU would like to see on your car.

The club will continue to implement guidelines to ensure a fair and equal playing ground for all members moving forward.

 2017 GUIDELINES

These guidelines pertain to the “ALL OUT, HEADS UP, NO INDEX” class of AA/GS Nostalgia Drag Racing.

OUR INTENT IS THAT ALL CARS IN COMPETITION FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND RESEMBLE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF THE AA/GAS CARS THAT RAN UP TO LATE 1960’S, SIMILAR TO THE NHRA RULES OF THAT ERA.

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS TRUE HEADS UP 1/8 MILE RACING, NO INDEX!

BODY: Open to all production style cars no later than 1942 (fiberglass bodies of factory dimensions permitted). The following are permitted body exceptions; 1948-1951 Anglia, Prefect and Thames (no Utes). 1948-1952 Austin A-40 Sedans and Pick Ups. 1951-1954 Henry-J and All State. Street roadsters NOT permitted.  ALL CARS MUST LOOK PERIOD CORRECT COMPARED TO ACTUAL CARS OF THE DAY. Wings or stretched bodies NOT permitted.  All cars must have period correct appearing lettering, paint or primer. Wild graphics NOT permitted. Running boards NOT permitted.

CHASSIS: Must have both a working front straight axle and rear suspension. Factory frame rails, 2” x 3” rectangular tubing or the square tube equivalent. Crankshaft center line to ground to be no less than 13″ in height. Maximum engine set back 10%. Minimum allowable weight to be no less than 2500 lbs including driver. Wheelie bars may be no longer than 45″. This measurement is taken from the center line of the axle housing to the center line of the wheel. Chassis certificate/tag must be up to date. It is recommended that all new builds meet 25.4 specifications and that any non-current cars be updated to 25.4 specifications. ALL NEW CAR BUILDS must have ladder bar/lift bar rear suspensions. Exceptions: Current club member’s cars that already exist. Cars already existing that may come to run with the club with proof of history regarding suspension.

TIRES: No wider than 13” at race pressure. Minimum rollout of 98” and maximum rollout of 105”.

WHEELS: Minimum wheel diameter 15”. Maximum wheel diameter 16”. Maximum wheel width 12”. Wheels such as Halibrand, American Racing, Cragar, Ansen, steel or any other that closely resembles wheels of the 1960’s era. Weld Rod-Lites NOT permitted.

ENGINE: Cast Iron heads and blocks ONLY. 500 cubic inch maximum engine size. Titanium and hollow stem valves NOT permitted. Minimum valve stem diameter 11/32″. Intake manifolds must be cast aluminum or magnesium ONLY. Sheet metal/billet manifolds NOT permitted. Bolting on an intake manifold backwards thus creating a back set blower relocation NOT permitted.

EXHAUST: Up-swept pipes NOT permitted.

BLOWER: Roots style 6-71 with 15″ cast rotors only, strips OK. Stock style end plates. Hi-helix rotors or case NOT permitted. Retrofit adaptor plates NOT permitted. OVERDRIVE limited to maximum of 20.0% of engine speed. 25.0% maximum blower overdrive on entries over 2700 lbs permitted.

INJECTOR: 1960’s style Hilborn, Enderle Bug Catchers, Enderle Barn Door circa 1957-1964 ONLY. Crower 8-port 1967 vintage and up with 2-7/16″ plates ONLY or Ron’s reproduction with 2-1/4″ plates. Vintage Scott Slot injector. Carbon Fibre Injectors NOT permitted. Forward or offset injectors NOT permitted. Port nozzle injectors NOT permitted. Enderle Bird Catchers NOT permitted.

CARBURETORS: Any 1960′s period correct carburetors allowed. Two maximum.

FUEL PUMP: One Hilborn 150-1 OR Enderle 80-A-1. Camshaft OR Belt driven at cam speed.

FUEL: Gasoline or Alcohol. Must pass NHRA specs with hydrometer. Nitromethane NOT permitted. Oxygenated Alcohol NOT permitted.

IGNITION: Magneto only. One Vertex or Mallory Super Mag II with external coil. Electronic ignition or timing management systems NOT permitted. Offset magneto drives NOT permitted.

ELECTRONICS: Any electronic devices other than rpm tachometer, gauges [digital or led NOT permitted] and high end rpm limiter NOT permitted.

TRANSMISSION: Automatic transmission with converter. Must be manually shifted. Clutches NOT permitted. Trans devices NOT permitted. If so equipped- must be DISABLED to technical committee’s satisfaction. Torque converters must be steel weld together, original equipment type only. Bolt together and/or aluminum converters NOT permitted. Lock-up torque converters NOT permitted.

APPEARANCE: Appropriate crew attire required when present in the staging lanes, starting line and competition areas of the race track.

SAFETY: All cars must pass NHRA / IHRA safety tech. Drivers NHRA or IHRA license must be current and up to date.

DISPUTES: Any variations to any of the above guidelines must be approved by the technical committee. All decisions made by the technical committee are final.

CLUB DUES: Must be paid prior to traveling to an event.

NOTE: ALL ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE AT A CLUB EVENT WITH A NEW BUILD WITHOUT RECEIVING PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE BOARD. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR BUILD OR NEW BUILD CONCEPT TO THE CLUB FOR BASIC APPROVAL BEFORE GETTING DEEPLY INTO YOUR PROJECT.

Consider sending us pictures, drawings etc. that show the way your car should look when completed. Examples can be taken from other cars that have specific things like the chop, the front end, wheel well cuts etc. that you would like to see on your car.

The club will continue to implement guidelines to ensure a fair and equal playing ground for all members moving forward.

Please contact John Foust at 724-372-1872 or NostalgiaAAGassers@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns.