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David Neibert
10-28-2009, 11:33 AM
Does anyone know if this dipstick will work on an AOD equipped SC ?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PMA-PA53405

David

kenewagner
10-28-2009, 12:19 PM
Does anyone know if this dipstick will work on an AOD equipped SC ?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PMA-PA53405

David

I didnt know crime was so bad in MO. Are they stealling the oil right out of the dip stick now:eek::rolleyes::D:D

Ken

neverfastenough
10-28-2009, 12:22 PM
ATF isnt cheap:eek:. David, I did a quick search on AOD sites and they all seem engine specific. This one you posted seems universal...

Heres one site that requires the model of the engine before ordering. Its on the options list about 5-6 down.
http://www.fbperformance.com/PrintTrans.asp?TransmissionID=84

Corey

90blkbrd
10-28-2009, 12:35 PM
Just announced NHRA Safety Rules additions for 2010:

1. To prevent transmission leaks, all cars running 10.99 seconds or quicker must have an NHRA-accepted locking-type dipstick in the transmission.

2. To improve the strength-mounting point of parachutes on all vehicles running more than 150 mph, parachutes must have their own independent mounting sleeved half-inch-minimum steel bolts or pins. Material around the holes for the bolts/pins must be equal to or greater than the bolt/pin size.

3. All drivers currently required to SFI Spec 3.2A/1 fire jackets will now also be required to wear SFI Spec 3.2A/1 fire pants.

Kurt K
10-28-2009, 12:47 PM
Just announced NHRA Safety Rules additions for 2010:

1. To prevent transmission leaks, all cars running 10.99 seconds or quicker must have an NHRA-accepted locking-type dipstick in the transmission.

2. To improve the strength-mounting point of parachutes on all vehicles running more than 150 mph, parachutes must have their own independent mounting sleeved half-inch-minimum steel bolts or pins. Material around the holes for the bolts/pins must be equal to or greater than the bolt/pin size.

3. All drivers currently required to SFI Spec 3.2A/1 fire jackets will now also be required to wear SFI Spec 3.2A/1 fire pants.

I was just getting ready to post that. Sadly, looks like some of us will be needing fire pants to go with our fire jackets.

rzimmerl
10-28-2009, 12:48 PM
Whats the ET limitation for the fire jacket/pants?

David Neibert
10-28-2009, 01:21 PM
Whats the ET limitation for the fire jacket/pants?

Ryan,

I think the ET limit is something like 11.49 or quicker. But it also applies to any ET using nitrous, aftermarket supercharger or aftermarket turbo.

David

Kurt K
10-28-2009, 01:39 PM
Ryan,

I think the ET limit is something like 11.49 or quicker. But it also applies to any ET using nitrous, aftermarket supercharger or aftermarket turbo.

DavidMost smaller tracks will probably not even enforce the fire jacket/pants if you are slower than 11.50. Heck, Gateway only seemed to enforce it the first year the NHRA added "any ET using nitrous, aftermarket supercharger or aftermarket turbo".

Dirtyd0g
10-28-2009, 07:10 PM
I think this is the dumbest rule yet, I'd sooner see extended tubes on the vent, that makes more sense. The dipstick thing is just plain stupid. The aftermarket dipsticks are a royal pain to check, like to leak and are never easy to use.
Alan

slowpoke
10-29-2009, 07:17 AM
hey dave, ill be hitting the bone yard this weekend. i could hunt you down 1 if ya want me to?

David Neibert
03-17-2010, 02:52 PM
Ended up ordering the Performance Automatic one in the Summit link (#PA53405), I'll let you know how it works when I get around to installing it.

David

Toms-SC
03-17-2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks David. I doubt I'll be getting close to 10.99 but better safe than sorry.

David Neibert
03-17-2010, 03:08 PM
Thanks David. I doubt I'll be getting close to 10.99 but better safe than sorry.

I'm not planning to go that quick either, just trying it on my 91 to see if it will seal better than the bent up stock unit with RTV.

David

Toms-SC
03-17-2010, 03:15 PM
Sorry David I'm calling your bluff

91 SC AOD 1.7 AR.........10.680 @ 129.80
93 SC AOD 347 Turbo....10.763 @ 133.18

Looks like both of your cars require it. ;)

David Neibert
03-17-2010, 04:16 PM
Sorry David I'm calling your bluff

91 SC AOD 1.7 AR.........10.680 @ 129.80
93 SC AOD 347 Turbo....10.763 @ 133.18

Looks like both of your cars require it. ;)

The 91 isn't going to be running 10s without the nitrous, and the 93 is considerably quicker than these numbers indicate, and would require a ton of stuff to be legal for the ET/MPH I think it will run.

I'm only doing what I need to be NHRA legal for 11.50, so for this year all I need is Fire Pants (required for all cars with aftermarket supercharger, turbo or nitrous).

David