|I've been reading up on the Blue book, a making a plan for the way forward to stage rallying the manta. A few areas have now been resolved, and some new ones have arrived.
I am getting Matt's ( Animal's ) 6-point cage off of him tp fit into my manta, as he is going to a full, multi-point weld-in cage. This sorts out my cage problem to get me started.
Rally Design sell nearly ( if not ) everything you need for prepping your car. This month I am to buy off them the following bits…
Zero 2000 2.25ltr plumbed in fire extinguisher system. £85.00 +VAT
FIA approved cut-off switch. £16.80+VAT
Battery box. £16.50+VAT
So, with those few things on order, I can get on with prepping the shell ( Mainly stich welding the shell, and seam welding the suspension turrets. ) Closing the bulkheads, etc. and with these few bits, the car will be close to being able to see it's first rally.
But of course I need an approved helmet, fireproof clothing ( Race suit ), and of course a National B license before I can race the car.
The car must undergo scrutineering before it turns up at any event, so soon I'll have to pop along to my local motorsport club and find out who will be doing the scrutineering. Hopefully then I can get someone to give me some advice… 🙂