Lite-Weight -- 1983 Mustang Coupe (Notchback)
#004 Summer, 2003
from the NHRA
While on the
topic of tin, we will also have the tin man fabricate a plate to block
the passenger compartment from the trunk area where the fuel cell and
NHRA also requires an accessible On/Off battery switch when the
battery is relocated to an area other than stock. The switch is to be
labeled off appropriately in the case of an emergency and it is also
required to shut off the vehicle. This is not always as easy as it
seems. Efi cars generally shut off when the switch is turned off, but
carb cars sometimes need a relay to accomplish this as the alternator
still provides current to the MSD or ignition source.
trunk mounted battery also requires a minimum 3/8” holdown bolt or
stud to safely secure the battery to the floor.
Legal Pan for Fuel Sump
few other NHRA safety items covered on this car are:
Safety Bellhousing – required on manual trans cars running 11.99 or
Safety Loop – required on cars running 13.99 or faster
Roll Bar – 11.99 or faster (13.99 for convertibles)
ADVISED…The tracks do inspect your car. The faster you go the more they
check…so pity the fool if you know what I mean! They will send you home
if your battery is floatin in the breeze!
Liteweight Fuel System
soon – More coming soon. Stay Tuned!