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Does anyone know if it is legal to remove the cruise control to run NASA SSM? I can't find anything saying that I can remove it, but it looks like my car has some homemade/aftermarket bracket for it and if I can't remove it I will have to find the OEM parts.

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if it was an option then I think you can remove it,, can't imagine anyone would challenge that ..
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Yes, remove the CC and all the after market components and be done with it, don't look back. You will not be penalized for it.
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Jams, do you know the rules for SSM? I have no idea what those rules are myself, It would be nice for this guy if Mueller would weigh in on this or someone with something to do with NASA SSM.
I cant imagine its illegal, but I honestly have no idea... I know it can be removed for SM, but SSM is different animal!

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Kyle,

I don't know about SSM. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I didn't see that he was asking about SSM and not SM. I agree, I can't imagine that it is illegal for SSM, but it might be. I still wouldn't worry about it too much though.Especially if it is aftermarket gear. I'd remove it and give a strong evil eye to anyone that protested it.
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Make them "prove" your car had it to begin with. LOL

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David - if you're planning to come the 50th Anniversary Run-offs at Road America with your 1.6, you may want to keep the cruise control. Set it for 95 and don't lift.
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Make them "prove" your car had it to begin with. LOL


Best argument for removal right there!

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For those that care to follow rules try this rule.

No where in the NASA SSM ruless does a rule say you may bemove the cruise control.

January, 2012 – Version 2012.1
NASA Showroom Spec Miata® Official National Rules

1. PURPOSE AND INTENT Showroom Spec Miata (SSM) was conceived as an entry-level class with emphasis on simplicity, equality and low cost. SSM vehicles shall conform to Club Codes and Regulations (CCR), with the exception of the following restrictions or specifically allowed modifications. These rules are not intended as guidelines or suggestions and they will be vigorously enforced.

Just like NASA has a rule that spec's: 3.1.21.7.

In any automobile where allowed removal of seat belts, upholstery, etc., creates an opening between the driver/passenger compartment and an exposed gas tank, or part thereof, including the filler tube, a metal bulkhead which completely fills such opening shall be installed.

Many of you do not follow this ^ SAFETY rule in SSM or SM.
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Does anyone know if it is legal to remove the cruise control to run NASA SSM? I can't find anything saying that I can remove it, but it looks like my car has some homemade/aftermarket bracket for it and if I can't remove it I will have to find the OEM parts.

Thanks,

David


At the beginning of 2012 SSM 'rules management' was split off from SM... Mainly because it's a regional class and I quite frankly was way out of touch with what the die hard SSM driver wanted in a rules package.

Personally I see no problem with removing it, weenie protest at best. But, I suggest you pose this question on the NASA forum in the SSM section... Hopfully those who wanted to maintain the class are monitoring it.
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John, I realise you were responding to another Dave with you "weenie protest". How about those in SSM or SM that don't have a metal bulkhead between the driver compartment and the fuel fill and or fuel tank compartment. Is that a weenie portest, it is after all a safety issue.

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I think you need to chang you name from bench raver to Bench Protest.
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Kyle, many times it's the rules impacted posters that get their panties all wadded up. If folks start getting busted for no SAFETY bulkhead between driver and fuel tank/fuel fill there will be no rule change..................
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Then they should buy the bulk head close off kit from Miatacage.com and install... I am sure there is something technically illegal on almost every car out there, with the exception of yours of course!
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Reviving an old thread...

 

If you remove the CC Actuator, do you need to plug the vacuum feed from the manifold?


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Reviving an old thread...

 

If you remove the CC Actuator, do you need to plug the vacuum feed from the manifold?

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