Well, if the mount is part of the box then the box is part of the mount.[/quote]
I already got a ruling from the RD, so this is all moot at this point.
Would you consider the driveshaft to be a part of the transmission? I mean, it attaches to it…
Tried to insert smiley, didn’t work.
The ski pass was an option and could have been installed at the factory or after delivery. The rear bulkhead of every car I’ve ever seen have an easily removed panel for the ski pass through. If the ski pass option was installed that panel would have been removed. The holes are easy to fix. Cut some sheet metal to fit around the bars and to cover the ski pass. Weld or pop rivet those in and the car is like every other Spec E30.
I believe that interpretation is taken as valid if, and only if, there is a trunk mounted fuel cell or parts of the fuel system in the trunk. I’ve not heard of that interpretation being applied to a Spec E30 in the usual configuration.[/quote]
The battery shall be securely fastened to the car. No Bungee cords or rubber cords may
be used to function as the sole hold down mechanism. An electrically non-conductive
material must cover the positive battery terminal. Any battery located inside the driver’s
compartment should be fully covered and firmly secured to the chassis (or tub) in a
marine type battery case. True dry cell batteries may be mounted without a surrounding
case, however a case is still recommended.
This is the rule I was referring to which doesn’t say much about fuel cells.
3.1. “Shall” is mandatory, “may not” is prohibitive, and “may” is permissive. If there is a conflict between the Regulations and the CCR, the Regulations supersede the CCR. If an item is not addressed in the Regulations then the item is controlled by the CCR.
There is a rule for the battery and it doesn’t mention a battery box, thus the CCR doesn’t apply but 3.2 does:
3.2. If the Regulations do not specifically permit a modification, it may not be made.
The car did not come with a battery box and the battery rule does not specifically address a box.
That is just my take on the subject. Other Series Directors may have other opinions. The nice thing about rules, regulations and specifications is that there are many ways they can be interpreted.[/quote]
This goes back to my original interpretation of the battery being in the OEM location.
I think it is 8.16 that addresses the whole battery strap thing. Been told repeatedly that I’d be dinged if I didn’t have one. My battery is in the OEM location, ergo I don’t need a strap, but that hasn’t been the opinion of many here.
There is that one spot where the SE30 rules address a thin coorelation between passenger compartment and trunk. So, I’ll leave it at that.
Again, got a ruling on the battery box thing from the RD.
I do like the idea of the battery cable…but expensive.