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Old 04-18-2013, 06:22 PM
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Will be travelling to Ashcroft BC in a week or so and have a tech question.

I presently have the metal cut out between the back of the rear seat and the trunk on my 1980 ta from the roll bar install. Will be replacing this with a piece of aluminum some time this summer but have run out of time. If there is nothing in the trunk will this pass tech.

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Will be travelling to Ashcroft BC in a week or so and have a tech question.

I presently have the metal cut out between the back of the rear seat and the trunk on my 1980 ta from the roll bar install. Will be replacing this with a piece of aluminum some time this summer but have run out of time. If there is nothing in the trunk will this pass tech.
If you have no battery or fuel cell in the back that is not covered by sheet metal, you will be fine. If a tech inspector cites you for a violation, politely ask him to show it to you in the Rulebook (it ain't there).
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Thats great, saves me a bunch of trouble. Will be working on this thru the summer and seems a bit of a waste of time to patch it up just to undo it again in a few weeks.

No fuel cell, battery is happy up front.

Thanks for your help.
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It would be the same effect as an old hatchback or say a 65 Baracuda. Should pass.
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It would be the same effect as an old hatchback or say a 65 Baracuda. Should pass.
Exactly, thanks Bob.

For you fellows contemplating mounting a battery or fuel cell in the back, that area must be segregated from the driver by an aluminum or steel sheet metal firewall. I used to explain to the racers that you should seal up the area so that if a person were able to stand the car on its nose and fill the rear area with liquid, none of it could leak through and get to the driver. If you can visualize the car in an "incident" and standing up against the wall, that's exactly the scenario I'm talking about. Visualize the car on fire and gasoline leaking through the firewall and down the driver's neck.

Of course you should try to make the area liquid-proof as much as possible with the metal you're using, but common sense tells you that you will have to use some other material in the small cracks and around the cage tubes that go to the rear. You can seal the area up pretty well with a good fuel-resistant sealing compound such as Permatex #2...
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When you think you have the firewall all sealed up, get inside the car at night and have your buddy shine a strong flashlight from the trunk side of the firewall. You will easily be able to see any area where liquid could get through.

This is not about beating the rules to death, it's about saving your life.

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Great explanation Tech. Thanks. This will help when I fit the aluminum this summer.
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