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willys
Non Member

Netherlands
77 Posts

Posted - 23 Jun 2013 :  20:23:04  Show Profile
What suit and helmet do i need in a front engine dragster (methanol engine)

hotrodder
Non-Member

United Kingdom
126 Posts

Posted - 24 Jun 2013 :  16:30:29  Show Profile
I think it depends on if you have a blower, if you have a steel firewall and if there is something separating you from the transmission. If your blown alcohol and front engined open bodied then you must have a 3.2a -20 suit. If your not blown, and dont have a steel firewall or transmission is in the drivers compartment then i believe you need a -15, otherwise I think its a -5 suit being the minimum.
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willys
Non Member

Netherlands
77 Posts

Posted - 24 Jun 2013 :  18:10:29  Show Profile
It has a blower it's the old car of Johnny mental Hall with the rover V8 pictures are on stamford speedshop (Facebook)
And can i wear a open helmet (su/pro)

Edited by - willys on 24 Jun 2013 18:48:28
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hotrodder
Non-Member

United Kingdom
126 Posts

Posted - 25 Jun 2013 :  12:08:56  Show Profile
OK, Blown Methanol front engine dragster = 3.2a/20 suit. Ed Yates quoted me 925 for one. I think an open face helmet is ok too, but you have to make sure you have the right balaclava after Ashley Bell got burnt in his cobra. Best check the rulebook on that front.
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cunningplan
WB Member

United Kingdom
680 Posts

Posted - 25 Jun 2013 :  18:05:34  Show Profile  Visit cunningplan's Homepage
Its only if you do 7.49 or quicker you need a 3.2A-20 slower than that just needs a 3.2A-15
Tony

Front engine, supercharged or turbocharged, open bodied car, OR any car with a torque converter in drivers compartment (no floor covering transmission)- jacket and pants or suit meeting SFI spec 3.2A/15, gloves meeting SFI spec 3.3/5 and boots or shoes meeting SFI spec 3.3/5 mandatory.
9.99

Edited by - cunningplan on 25 Jun 2013 18:06:19
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willys
Non Member

Netherlands
77 Posts

Posted - 25 Jun 2013 :  22:14:35  Show Profile
Thanks for the info
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hotrodder
Non-Member

United Kingdom
126 Posts

Posted - 27 Jun 2013 :  07:33:23  Show Profile
Ah, ok - my mistake!!!!
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willys
Non Member

Netherlands
77 Posts

Posted - 28 Jun 2013 :  18:31:57  Show Profile
What's the best place to buy a complete suit incl gloves boots for a good price?
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hotrodder
Non-Member

United Kingdom
126 Posts

Posted - 28 Jun 2013 :  18:52:55  Show Profile
Definately ed yates from on here - DS Racewear

http://www.dsracewear.co.uk/
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willys
Non Member

Netherlands
77 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2013 :  07:34:18  Show Profile
This site is under construction for a couple of weeks
Are there more?
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Eddie
WB Admin

United Kingdom
382 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2013 :  16:45:55  Show Profile  Visit Eddie's Homepage  Click to see Eddie's MSN Messenger address
Hi,

This is Ed from DS Racewear. Yes, I'm sorry my website is down for maintenance at the moment and its taking longer than I had hoped.

If you drop me an email to mail@dsracewear.co.uk I will send you some details of the suits.

Tony is quite right when he says you only have to have a -20 suit if you are running quicker than 7.49.

Drop me an email and we can go from there.

Cheers

Ed
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