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itmanta
09-06-2004, 09:49 PM
Finished my first Novice race last weekend in a new car I just built. I believe it is the only Volvo 740 turbo in ITE anywherein the US. So far I am turning laps within 3 seconds of the winning ITE times at PIR. I can't imagine the car will not be competetive by next year. Some pics can be found here, with more to come.

http://y3k.shacknet.nu:31338/gallery/view_...mName=NERD_Soup (http://y3k.shacknet.nu:31338/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=NERD_Soup)


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Peter Linssen
ITE Volvo 740 Turbo
ITB Opel Manta
www.mvpvolvo.com
Oregon Region

itmanta
09-09-2004, 06:58 PM
Now that's an oddball!, nobody even cares

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Peter Linssen
ITE Volvo 740 Turbo
ITB Opel Manta
www.mvpvolvo.com
Oregon Region

Ron Earp
09-10-2004, 07:16 AM
Actually, I think it is pretty cool but my post didn't show up from two days ago.

I asked a really newbie question - ITE what is it? (I'm not looking in the rule book, so no flames!) The Manta sounds cool too, got any pics? BTW, the link above seems to be broken which might be why nobody posted. I saw it two days ago, but tried again to no avail.

itmanta
09-10-2004, 02:47 PM
Thank's man I was feeling lonely. The gallery for NERDS racing seems to be offline for some reason. ITE is a regional class for overmodified cars. Here are the rules for my region.

2004ITErules.doc
SCCA Oregon Region
2004 ITE Rules
Class Purpose and Intent:
The intent of this class is to allow automobiles which have been
modified and exceed or otherwise do not conform to IT class preparation
rules (ITCS 17.1.4.D.1-10), or which are not listed in the ITCS a place
to compete. ITE also provides a second-entry class to maximize track
time. Entrants shall not be guaranteed the competitiveness of any car.
Automobiles:
1. All ITE cars shall meet or exceed all current GCR safety
standards for IT competition (GCR ITCS:17.1.4.D.10 Safety). Fuel
cells, fire systems and weld-in roll cages with NASCAR-style door
bars are allowed and encouraged.
2. All ITE cars shall run on D.O.T. approved tires.
3. Any SCCA approved fuel is allowed in ITE. Diesel fuel is allowed
in ITE in production engines designed for diesel fuel. Propane
and Nitrous Oxide are prohibited.
4. Any GCR recognized Touring, Improved Touring, Spec Miata or
Showroom Stock legal car may compete under the rules specified
for its class. Any modification beyond the specific rules for
specified class shall require the vehicle to comply with the ITE
rules.
5. World Challenge, Firehawk cars are allowed in ITE and MUST
conform to their respective rules set. Other Touring type cars
from other series may be considered upon application to the
Oregon Region Competition Committee. Competitors entering these
cars in ITE shall be required to have in their possession a copy
of the respective series rulebook for the specific make, model
and year of the automobile entered. All ITE cars shall run on
D.O.T. tires regardless of their respective series rules set.
Any modification beyond the specific rules for the specified
series shall require the vehicle to comply with the ITE rules. If
a WC, Firehawk or other allowed Touring type car deviates from
its respective spec rules in any way, it is no longer eligible
under this rule (#5) and must comply fully with the ITE rules.
6. SCCA GT and Production class race cars on D.O.T. tires are
prohibited. Any car with GT or Production modifications, not
otherwise allowed in the GCR-ITCS section or specified in the ITE
rules, make a car ineligible for ITE classification. Tube-frame
race cars are not eligible for ITE.
7. All cars shall display the class designation ITE.
Engine:
Engine modifications are limited to the ITCS preparation rules (ITCS
17.1.4.D.1-3) except for the following:
1. Cars may use an alternate engine block. The engine block must be
from the same manufacturer as the chassis. The engine must remain
in the original location utilizing the factory engine mount
locations. The engine block type (example: V8) must remain the
same as originally delivered and/or offered for sale from the
manufacturer.
2. Induction systems and intake manifolds are free. Turbocharged and
supercharged cars shall be allowed in ITE.
3. Any flywheel and clutch combination may be used.
4. Fuel and ignition engine management systems are free.
2004ITErules.doc
5. Crankshaft, camshaft(s), valve-train components, piston & rod
combinations and engine & accessory pulleys are free. Cylinder
heads, cylinder head porting, combustion chamber size and
compression ratio are free. Aftermarket cylinder heads are
allowed.
Transmission / Final Drive:
Transmission / Final Drive modifications are limited to the ITCS
preparation rules (ITCS 17.1.4.D.4) except for the following:
1. Any final drive ratio and gear ratio is permitted provided it
fits the stock differential/transmission/transaxle housing
without modification to the housing.
2. Any limited-slip or locked differential is permitted.
3. Factory manufactured all-wheel drive cars are eligible for ITE if
they otherwise comply with the rules herein.
4. Automatic transmissions are allowed. Transmission must be from
the same manufacturer as the chassis.
Chassis:
Chassis modifications are limited to the ITCS preparation rules (ITCS
17.1.4.D.5) except for the following:
1. Ride height is free.
2. Springs/struts/shock absorbers / control arms are free.
Aftermarket suspension components are allowed.
3. Reinforcement of suspension attachment points is allowed.
Brakes:
Brake modifications are limited to the ITCS preparation rules (ITCS
17.1.4.D.6) except for the following:
1. Brake rotor and caliper upgrades are free.
2. Factory anti-lock brake systems (ABS) are allowed.
Wheels / Tires:
Wheel and Tire modifications are limited to the ITCS preparation rules
(ITCS 17.1.4.D.7) except for the following:
1. All ITE cars shall run on D.O.T. approved tires.
2. Wheel and tire size are free, within the limitation that the
wheel/tire combination must fit completely within the front and
rear fender well opening.
Body / Structure:
Body / Structure modifications are limited to the ITCS preparation
rules (17.1.4.D.8) except for the following:
1. Fender modifications are allowed for the purpose of tire
clearance. Alternate fenders and doors are prohibited.
2. Spoilers and wings are free.
3. Bumper covers are free.
4. Lexan glass is permitted for all window areas.
5. Alternate hood and rear deck lid are allowed.
6. Headlights and hardware may be removed. All wiring harnesses not
required for the safe operation of the vehicle may be removed.
Battery may be relocated within the body.
7. Doors: left and right; must be able to be opened from the
outside, Glass and attaching hardware may be removed. Cars with
factory fiberglass or aluminum doors shall be required to utilize
NASCAR style door bars.
2004ITErules.doc
Driver / Passenger Compartment:
Driver / Passenger Compartment modifications are limited to the ITCS
preparation rules (ITCS 17.1.4.D.9) except for the following:
1. Interior trim pieces may be altered or removed.
Fuel Testing:
For this regional only class, that is not referenced in the GCR,
cars shall meet fuel specifications as defined in GCR 17.4.1 for
SS, T and IT classifications. Diesel powered ITE cars are exempt
from fuel testing requirements.
Where not specifically stated above, the GCR and/or IT specifications
shall apply.

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Peter Linssen
ITE Volvo 740 Turbo
ITB Opel Manta
www.mvpvolvo.com
Oregon Region

Knestis
09-10-2004, 03:53 PM
IT "Everything" varies a lot from region to region and isn't even an option in some places. Some rules require that the car be logbooked from another series, past or present (e.g., WC Tourin or GT). Others allow all kinds of stuff but not forced induction. It's pretty much catch-as-catch-can.

K

sfrvolvo
09-15-2004, 09:40 AM
Hi Peter,
Someone cares....
Are you thinking about bringing the car to Thunderhill ever? I am racing a friends ITB 142 down here and have a 240 ITE project that I have been working on.
Email me.
Mike Saccone
[email protected]

sfrvolvo
09-15-2004, 09:42 AM
Hi Peter,
Someone cares....
Are you thinking about bringing the car to Thunderhill ever? I am racing a friends ITB 142 down here and have a 240 ITE project that I have been working on.
Email me.
Mike Saccone
[email protected]
I care so much I went it twice

[This message has been edited by sfrvolvo (edited September 15, 2004).]

itmanta
09-23-2004, 12:10 AM
OK, the nerds gallery is back up so the pictures are viewable.

Hi Mike, I was trying to find your e-mail a few weeks ago. I do plan to make it to Thunderhill next season. I have too much on my plate to do any more races this year. Finish your 240, and we can race together next season.

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Peter Linssen
ITE Volvo 740 Turbo
ITB Opel Manta
www.mvpvolvo.com
Oregon Region

durableswedish
05-02-2007, 05:55 PM
that car is a monster! :smilie_pokal:

fonzy
05-05-2007, 07:28 PM
i care , but the damm link is broken :dead_horse: