Prior to any engine starts at Nitro Revival,
all participating cars must have complied with a pre-event inspection.
Inspections will be conducted by experienced personnel. Inspection
is for Cackle activity only.
Proper Waivers and Releases must be signed
prior to any engine starts - both static and push start.
All vehicles must be in good working order,
with all components in proper mechanical condition - including
frame construction, brakes, steering, wheels and tires, etc.
Must have functional, positive action,
ON/OFF switch located in driver's compartment - capable of de-energizing
the entire ignition system. Driver must be able to easily access
and operate ignition switch when seated in normal driving position,
with all belts secured. "Momentary contact" switch
prohibited. Magneto switch is to be used to shut off engine if
fuel shut off does not function properly.
Throttle / Linkage:
Each car must have a foot throttle incorporating
a positive acting return spring - attached directly to the carburetor/injector
throttle arm. A positive stop or override prevention must be
used to keep linkage from passing over center and sticking in
an open position. System must be free of binding.Throttle pedals
are required to have toe strap.
Fuel Shut Off / Cable:
Each car must be equipped with a fully
functional, quick action, fuel shut off valve. Valve must be
positioned at the outlet/pressure side of fuel pump. Valve must
be controlled with positive action device/cable - where driver
has full ON to OFF control.
Driver must be able to easily access and operate fuel shut off
system when seated in normal driving position, with all belts
Headers/Fuel Drain Holes:
Cars equipped with "Zoomie" type
headers, must have a minimum 1/8th inch fuel drain hole in each
pipe - located at the lowest point of the bend.
Clutch / Linkage:
All cars must be equipped with automotive
type clutch, using single or multiple disks. Clutches with fully
operational centrifugal function (CrowerGlide, etc.) prohibited**.
Use of supplemental counterweights prohibited. Spring pressure
is not to exceed normal operation requirement to start engine.
Clutch adjustment settings must provide for full disengagement
at any and all RPM.
Clutch linkage must be in proper working
order, and provide driver with full range of control. Driver
must have adequate leverage/control of clutch pedal to easily
and fully disengage clutch at any and all RPM.
**Cars equipped with functional centrifugal clutches would be
allowed to perform static start only if driveline is fully disconnected.
Drivelines must be completely disengaged
during any static starts when drive wheels are touching the ground
- either by disconnecting coupler, or use of "In and out"
device. Exception would be when undergoing a mandated tech inspection
static start - in a designated, secure area.
Vehicles not equipped with driveline disconnect
devices must have drive wheels off the ground - using fixed position
jackstand devices, for static starts in populated areas.
During any push start procedures, driver
must wear full apparel, including jacket, gloves, helmet, mask,
and goggles. Full length pants required. Apparel should be from
era the car raced.
During all static starts - all drivers
must wear a protective jacket, gloves, full face mask, goggles,
annd full length pants. Helmet not required, but recommended
for photo purposes.
Seat belts and shoulder harnesses must
be in good condition, and fully utilized during any push start
All drivers participating in push start
Cackle events must have demonstrated full capability to operate
car, with multiple starts required to be included in feature
events. Drivers may be asked to demonstrate ability to locate,
and operate, all controls.
Drivers of all Cackle cars, and drivers
of all push vehicles must possess valid State Driver's License.
- Recommended a driver must be seated in Cackle cars for all
It is mandatory that you "back down"
your engines immediately prior to all nitro engine starts. Have
the necessary tools available when fire-ups are away from your
If you encounter any difficulty in starting
your engine - Give it up! If you engine does not sound "right"
after being fired...Shut it off! Find the problem. Don't hesitate
to discuss issues with fellow participants.