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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:00 pm 
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Nah I was saying I was forced to put it under the hood because I wasn’t putting it in the cockpit. I also really didn’t have to do anything because I used the stock fuel port and that’s legal by the gcr.

Guess it didn’t come out that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:33 am 
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Over the years I've never gotten the idea you were prone to setting yourself on fire. Thanks for the come back.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:46 am 
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Bob Hess wrote:
Over the years I've never gotten the idea you were prone to setting yourself on fire. Thanks for the come back.

Bob


Me on fire - not so much.

Large piles of money - seems like every race season. :doh: :D :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:07 pm 
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Crew Chief says the same thing. She was a book keeper when I married her....

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:15 am 
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Thanks for all of the input and advice. Very helpful.

One last question (never having had to provide a fuel sample). Who supplies the container? I ask, because when I bought the Miata, there was a quart container in the trunk along with the fuel sampling line (it is still there).

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:31 am 
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At the runoffs they carefully control those things. They hand you the cup and you bring back the same one.

Couple majors this happened, the stewards supplied their own containers.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:46 am 
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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:42 pm 
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Yes, from my 10 years ago Runoffs, the SCCA provides the container. However, it did concern me that there has also been the ability to require a blood test - such as if the driver's actions were suspect... So, what if the fuel and blood samples were mixed up and sent to the wrong labs? I think you'd be DQ'd if your blood sample "caught on fire in the lab" - AND - your fuel sample was found to be "oxygen-bearing" ! Always make sure your samples are properly labeled!!! Bad joke. Take care all! Joel

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Joel McGinley wrote:
Yes, from my 10 years ago Runoffs, the SCCA provides the container. However, it did concern me that there has also been the ability to require a blood test - such as if the driver's actions were suspect... So, what if the fuel and blood samples were mixed up and sent to the wrong labs?

A fair point.

My biggest concern was GCR 9.3.25.A, p79 April 2020 GCR, which states, in part, paraphrased:

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The use of any substance in the following table in excess of the stated limit is prohibited either in fuel or otherwise introduced into the engine...Ethanol 10.0%


I mean, they get that shit mixed up after a good Runoffs party, and I'm seriously screwed...


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Sample Ports
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:41 am 
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Greg Amy wrote:
My biggest concern was GCR 9.3.25.A, p79 April 2020 GCR, which states, in part, paraphrased:

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The use of any substance in the following table in excess of the stated limit is prohibited either in fuel or otherwise introduced into the engine...Ethanol 10.0%


I mean, they get that shit mixed up after a good Runoffs party, and I'm seriously screwed...

I think if tech had a party that good, they'd probably still be messed up enough to get that cornfused during actual testing... you likely won't have much to worry about since they will probably be in the shed sleeping it off and just shove through everyone's results. happens in business contracts all the time!

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