A&A Trans Nostalgia Super Stock Rules
In order to accurately preserve the history of traditional Super Stock racing to the best extent possible, the following general principles are considered to be permanent, non-negotiable and are to be supported by the specific rules at all times.
1. Historical accuracy – American manufactured/factory created/supported makes/models for drag racing competition
2. Multiple carburetion preferred
3. Cast intake manifold required, if available
4. Maximum rear slick width designation 10.5W
5. Footbrake only – no transmission brake allowed
6. No electronic elapsed-time bracket racing aids allowed
7. Class/index designations required – no elapsedtime bracket racing dial-ins allowed
CLASS DESIGNATIONS & INDEX
AAAA\FX 8.50 AAA/FX 8.75 AA/FX 9.00 A/FX 9.25 B/FX 9.50 C/FX 9.75 A/NSS 10.00 B/NSS 10.25 C/NSS 10.50 D/NSS 10.75 E/NSS 11.00 F/NSS 11.25 G/NSS 11.50 H/NSS 11.75 I/NSS 12.00
QUALIFYING INFORMATION, LADDER TYPE, & TREE
All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .500 Full Tree, Handicap Start.
ELIGIBLE YEAR MODELS AND BODY STYLES
The following is a list of cars/engines which are allowed to compete in Nostalgia Super Stock Eliminator:
• AMC AMx: 1968 – 1969; 390
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1959-64;348 & 409s, Z11 427
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1965-67;396-454
• Chevrolet Chevelle: 1964 – 1967; 396-454
• Pontiac Full Bodied: 1959-67;389-455
• Tempest/GTO: 1962-67;389-455
• Ford Full Bodied: 1959-67;390-427
• Ford Thunderbolt: 1964;427
• Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon: 1963-67;427
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1960-67;383-440 wedge
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1964-67;Hemi
• Buick Full Bodied: 1960-67;401-455
• Skylark GS: 1964-67;400-401-455
• Chevelle: 1964-67;396-454
• Oldsmobile Full Bodied: 1960-67;394-400-455
• Cutlass/442: 1964-67;400-455
• Dart/Barracuda: 1967-69;383-440
• Dart/Barracuda: 1968;426 Hemi
All NSS Eliminator participants must declare and post the NSS or FX class of choice at the time of technical inspection or prior to the first scheduled qualifying run of the eliminator. No change of class is permitted after the first scheduled qualifying round.
NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK ELIMINATOR REQUIREMENTS
1.1 COOLING SYSTEM RADIATOR: OEM production-style or aftermarket radiator is required and must be mounted in stock location. Stock core support is required. WATER PUMP: Any aftermarket (belt drive or electric drive) pump permitted. COOLING FANS: Any permitted.
1.2 ENGINE ENGINE: See ELIGIBLE YEAR MODELS AND BODY STYLES. Any internal engine modifications permitted.
1.3 EXHAUST EXHAUST: All entries allowed to use tubular headers. Adapter plates permitted to bolt headers to cylinder head. Exhaust must be directed out of car body, away from driver and fuel tank.
1.3A) HEADERS & COLLECTORS: Any headers and/or collectors permitted.
1.3B) EXHAUST TUBING/SIZE: Any tubing size permitted.
1.3C) TAILPIPE & EXHAUST RULES: Not required.
1.3D) MUFFLER REQUIREMENTS: Not required.
1.5 FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM DELIVERY SYSTEM: Fuel cells, electric or mechanical fuel pumps, pressure regulators, and any line size permitted. Fuel pump must shut off with a master electrical switch. Stock gas tank (if used) must be retained in factory location. Modified fuel pickups & outlet permitted. Aftermarket/fabricated fuel tank or cell permitted; in NSS classes must be located in trunk area; in F/X classes, installation in era-correct front location permitted. If tank or fuel filler is inside trunk, a bulkhead of minimum .032” aluminum or .024” steel must be used between trunk and driver compartment, and tank must be vented to outside of car. When used, fuel cells must have a metal box protecting the part of the fuel cell that is outside the trunk floor. Non-metallic fuel cells or tanks must be grounded to frame. (Reference: National Hot Rod Association General Regulations Section
1.5.) 1.6 GASOLINE GASOLINE: Gasoline is the only permitted fuel in NSS classes. Gasoline is one of the two fuels permitted in the FX classes. 1.8 ALCOHOL ALCOHOL: Permitted in the FX classes.
1.9 NITROUS OXIDE NITROUS OXIDE: Prohibited.
1.10 OIL SYSTEM OILING SYSTEM: Dry-sumps prohibited. Oil pump must remain in stock location. Oil pan capacity may be increased.
1.12 SUPERCHARGER SUPERCHARGER: Prohibited.
1.15 BLOCK BLOCK: Aftermarket blocks may be either cast iron or aluminum if they appear externally to be the same as was originally available on the year/make/model of entry.
1.16 ENGINE LOCATION / MOUNTS ENGINE LOCATION/MOUNTS (NSS CLASSES): Block and/or heads must not touch stock firewall. Firewall must be in stock location. Engine plates and solid engine mounts permitted. ENGINE LOCATION/MOUNTS (F/X CLASSES): Engine plates and solid engine mounts permitted. Engine may be set back as far as necessary with this limitation: The centerline of the number-one spark-plug hole may not go further back than the base of the windshield. Sidewinder engine placement prohibited. (Reference: Firewalls, section 7.5)
1.17 HEADS HEADS: Aftermarket cylinder heads permitted. Cylinder heads may be cast iron or aluminum if they appear externally to be the same as was originally available on the year/make/model of entry. Any internal cylinder head modifications permitted.
1.18 VALVETRAIN VALVETRAIN: Any valvetrain permitted.
1.19 CARBURETOR CARBURETOR (NSS CLASSES): All entries in the eliminator must be carbureted as outlined below. Carburetors must be of type and design as originally produced for a specific vehicle. Positioning of carburetors from factory mounting not a tech item (carburetors may be positioned facing forwards, backwards, or side mounted). Choke plate, choke shaft, choke linkage, and choke mechanism may be removed; choke horn removal permitted. The following carburetor combinations are allowed, regardless of year/make/model of entry:
• Buick 400-455; Single Carter, AFB, Edelbrock Performers or Q-Jet, inline 2×4 with Carters, AFBs or Edelbrock Performers.
• Chevy 348-409; Inline 2×4, inline 3×2 with Rochesters or single 4bbl with Carters, AFBs, Edelbrock Performers or Rochesters.
• Chevy 396-454; Single 4bbl with Rochester, Carter, AFB, Edelbrock Performers or Holley, Inline 2×4 with Carters, AFBs, Edelbrock Performers or Holleys, Inline 3×2 Holleys.
• Chrysler Hemi; Inline 2×4 or single 4bbl intake with Carters, AFBs, Edelbrock Performers, Holleys; or crossram 2×4 intake with Holleys.
• Chrysler Wedge; Inline or cross-ram 2×4 or single 4bbl intake with Carters, AFBs, or Edelbrock Performers.
• Ford; Inline 2×4 intakes, inline 3×2, or single 4bbl with Holleys.
• Pontiac; Inline 2×4 intakes or single 4bbl with Carters, AFBs, or Edelbrock Performers; or inline 3×2 with Rochesters.
• AMX 390—Cross ram 2×4 bbl intakes with Holleys. •Olds 400-455; 1×4 Q-Jet, inline with 3×2 Rochesters.
CARBURETOR (F/X CLASSES): Vehicles in these classes permitted the use of carburetors listed for NSS, or Holley up to 850 cfm in size (no Dominators). Multiple Carburetion Preferred Racers with current legal National Muscle Car Association and Monster Mopar Dave Duell Classic single 4-bbl carburetor/intake manifold/vehicle combinations are encouraged to change to multiple carburetion. Racers with combinations currently under construction are also encouraged to use multiple carburetion.
1.20 FUEL INJECTION FUEL INJECTION: Era-correct mechanical fuel injection permitted in F/X classes only.
1.21 INTAKE MANIFOLD INTAKE MANIFOLD: In general, common commercial market cast units are preferred and required if available. Sheet metal units allowed only in AAA, AA and A/FX classes and only after inspection by the rules committee. Top of manifold lid may be modified and fabricated as necessary to accommodate carburetor placement.
1.22 SOLENOIDS SOLENOIDS: Prohibited.
1.23 TURBOCHARGER TURBOCHARGER: Prohibited.
1.24 AFTERCOOLER/INTERCOOLER AFTERCOOLERS/INTERCOOLER: Prohibited.
2.3 CLUTCH CLUTCH: Clutch operation must be manually applied and disengaged with foot during run, without the assist of electric, hydraulic or pneumatic devices. Multi stage, variable release, or lock up type of any description is prohibited. Throwout bearing must release all fingers or levers simultaneously.
2.4 DRIVESHAFT DRIVESHAFT: Any permitted.
2.11 REAREND REAREND: Any automotive type rearend permitted.
2.12 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MANUAL TRANSMISSION (NSS classes): OEM or aftermarket transmissions with a maximum of 4 forward speeds permitted. MANUAL TRANSMISSION (F/X classes): OEM or aftermarket transmissions with a maximum of 5 forward speeds or clutchless transmissions permitted in AAA, AA and A/FX classes only. MANUAL TRANSMISSION (ALL CLASSES): All shifts must be made manually without the aid of electric, hydraulic or pneumatic devices. Starting line rev limiters permitted. Torque converter not permitted with this type transmission. All planetary transmissions, including ‘Lenco’ or ‘Lenco’ -type, or any combination thereof are prohibited.
2.14 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS (OEM American transmissions or replicas of OEM American transmissions that use planetary gears) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS: Automatic transmissions originally produced by any American automobile manufacturer or replicas of an automatic transmission produced by any American automobile manufacture (Example: Deadenbear PG transmission) mandatory. Lock-up transmissions/torque converters permitted. Transmission-to-engine adapters permitted. All shifts must be made manually without the aid of electric or pneumatic devices. TRANSMISSION BRAKE PROHIBITED: the following will be used to enforce the rule; a competitor may elect to leave the transbrake solenoid installed in the transmission, however any/all physical wiring must be removed to the solenoid while the vehicle is in competition. Starting line rev limiters prohibited. Clutch prohibited with this type of transmission.
3: BRAKES & SUSPENSION
3.1 BRAKES BRAKES: The braking system may be upgraded. All cars must have front and rear hydraulic brakes. Automated brakes or any type of traction control is prohibited. Application and release of brakes must be a function of the driver’s foot. Line loc permitted on front wheels only. Any other electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic device in the system is prohibited.
3.2 SHOCK ABSORBERS Shock absorbers: each vehicle in competition must be equipped with one operative shock absorber for each sprung wheel. Shock absorbers may be either hydraulic or friction type, securely mounted and in good working order.
3.3 STEERING STEERING: (NSS CLASSES)OEM steering mandatory. STEERING: (F/X CLASSES) OEM or aftermarket steering in stock location mandatory.
3.4 SUSPENSION FRONT SUSPENSION (NSS classes): Stock front suspension required. Aftermarket direct replacement suspension components including tubular A-arms permitted. FRONT SUSPENSION (F/X classes): Era-correct front suspension (example; straight front axle) permitted. Aftermarket direct replacement suspension components including tubular A-arms permitted. REAR SUSPENSION (All classes): Rear suspension of ladder bar, three/four link, or stock rear suspensions permitted.
3.6 WHEELIE BARS WHEELIE BARS: Wheelie bars permitted in F/X classes and NSS/A.
4.4 FRAME FRAME (NSS CLASSES): Stock frame required but may be strengthened with the addition of braces and “notched” or moved inboard for rear-tire and wheel tub clearance. FRAME (F/X CLASSES): Frame alteration permitted; tube chassis prohibited. FRAME (ALL CLASSES):Frame modification/alteration ‘kits’ and/or all material used for fabrication must be equal to or greater in strength than the stock material.
4.5 GROUND CLEARANCE GROUND CLEARANCE: Minimum 3 inches from front of vehicle to 12 inches behind centerline of front axle; 2 inches for remainder of vehicle, except oil pan and exhaust headers.
4.12 WHEELBASE WHEELBASE (NSS CLASSES): Must retain stock wheelbase with a maximum variation from left to right and front to back of 1 inch. Stock overhangs are required. WHEELBASE (FX CLASSES): Any period-style alteration of wheelbase and overhang is allowed.
5: TIRES & WHEELS
5.1 TIRES TIRES (F/X CLASSES, NSS/A, NSS/B): Street type or drag slick tires permitted. Maximum rear tire designation of 10.5Wx33-inch permitted. The front tires are limited to 4.5-inch minimum tread width. The tread of the tires is not allowed to protrude outside the exterior bodyline at the top of the tire. TIRES (ALL OTHER NSS CLASSES): Street type or drag slick tires permitted. Maximum rear tire designation of 10.5Wx31-inch permitted. The front tires are limited to 4.5-inch minimum tread width. Tire tread may not extend outside fenders.
5.2 WHEELS WHEELS: Spindle-mount front wheels prohibited.
6.1 INTERIOR INTERIOR (NSS CLASSES): Must have full factory seating, upholstery, and carpeting. Aftermarket upholstered bucket seats permitted, two required. Full dashboard mandatory. Aftermarket gauges permitted. Rear seat may be removed when roll bar/cage is installed. Area must be carpeted or upholstered equivalent to factory specifications (no bare paneling). INTERIOR (F/X CLASSES): Full removal of interior allowed. moparcollectorsguide.com • monstermopar.com 2013 MCG POINtS RaCING MONSteR MOPaR RuLe bOOk
7: BODY NSS CLASSES: Topless cars prohibited. Lightweight replacement parts permitted for fenders, hood, doors, deck lid, and bumpers. External modification of any body panel that will alter the stock bodyline is prohibited. The body must be finished & painted. FX CLASSES: Topless cars prohibited. Lightweight replacement parts permitted for fenders, hood, doors, deck lid, and bumpers. External modification of any body panel that will alter the stock bodyline is prohibited. Hoods are optional. The body must be finished & painted.
7.1 ADVERTISING GRAPHICS/LETTERING: Graphics/lettering for advertising or creative purposes permitted on entire body.
7.2 SPOILERS, WINGS SPOILERS, WINGS: Aftermarket wings and/or spoilers prohibited.
7.5 FIREWALLS FIREWALLS: Stock firewall in stock location mandatory. Firewall may be relocated rearward era-correct modifications permitted in FX classes. (Reference: Engine location/mounts, section 1.16)
7.6 FLOOR/TRUNK PAN FLOOR/TRUNK PAN: Complete floor in stock location mandatory. Floor/Trunk Pan modifications permitted for clearance purposes of ladder bars, mufflers, and fuel cell. Material to be used, if there are floor/truck pan modification, is limited to same type material and same or greater thickness as original floor/trunk pan.
7.7 HOOD/SCOOP HOOD/SCOOP (NSS CLASSES): Hoodscoops limited to OEM equipment or period style. Hood/scoop may be no higher than 5 inches. Pro Stock style scoops prohibited. The entire induction system must be completely covered by hood or scoop, which must be part of the vehicle hood. HOOD/SCOOP (F/X CLASSES): Not required.
7.9 WINDSHIELDS/WINDOWS WINDSHIELD/WINDOWS: Must be OEM safety glass or NHRA/International Hot Rod Association approved Lexan or Plexiglas.
7.10 BUMPERS BUMPERS: Complete stock-appearing bumpers required.
7.11 FENDER SPLASH PANS FENDER SPLASH PANS (NSS CLASSES): OEM or aftermarket full-fender splash pans required. Splash pans may be trimmed to allow clearance for headers. Removable fender splash pans acceptable. FENDER SPLASH PANS (F/X CLASSES): Not required.
7.12 GRILLE GRILLE: A full-production grille is required for the body style used. Era-correct modification permitted. Covering in front of or behind the grille prohibited.
7.13 WHEEL WELLS INNER WHEEL WELLS: Aftermarket wheel tubs permitted. Material used to add to the width of the inner wheel well may be steel or aluminum. OUTER FENDERS: Leading and trailing edges of fenders may be trimmed for tire clearance, maximum 2 inches.
7.14 RAM AIR RAM AIR: Any aftermarket or fabricated ram-air unit permitted that is not visible from exterior of vehicle.
7.15 DOORS DOORS: OEM or aftermarket doors permitted. Driver and passenger doors must be functional and operable from inside and outside of vehicle.
8.1 BATTERY BATTERy: Battery may be relocated. Charging system optional.
8.3 IGNITION IGNITION: Battery-powered ignition system permitted as specified in this section. Aftermarket electronic breakerless distributor systems permitted. MSD 7AL series permitted and/or digital-type also permitted however, use as a traction control device prohibited. Engine rev limiters, top end only, and/or starting line with manual transmission only, permitted.
8.5 STARTER STARTER: All entries must be self-starting with onboard starter.
9: SUPPORT GROUPS All bracket racing aids such as optical sensors, delay boxes, stutter boxes, two-steps, three-steps, throttle stops and traction control prohibited. The application or use of any device, mechanical or electronic, which permits the driver to ascertain the position of the vehicle in relation to the starting line is prohibited.
9.2 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS/DATA RECORDERS ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS/DATA RECORDERS: Onboard diagnostics and data recorders used to monitor and record parameters such as a driveshaft speed, acceleration, nitrous timing, chassis strain, suspension travel etc., prohibited. Wide band oxygen sensors permitted.“ Playback” tachometers permitted. Laptops prohibited in vehicle.
9.8 TOW VEHICLES TOW VEHICLES: Vehicles may not be towed in or to staging lanes. Vehicles may not be towed from the return road.
10.4 CREDENTIALS CREDENTIALS: See NHRA/IHRA general regulations.
11: CLASS & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS It is the participant’s responsibility to know the eliminator and class requirements as found in the current NSSNA rulebook and the safety requirements as found in the current NHRA/IHRA rulebooks. The participant agrees that the participant bears the ultimate responsibility at all times to ensure the safety of participant’s vehicle and to ensure that participant complies with all applicable NSSNA, NHRA & IHRA moparcollectorsguide.com • monstermopar.com 2013 MCG POINtS RaCING MONSteR MOPaR RuLe bOOk rules. The participant agrees that participant is in the best position to know about the construction and operation of participant’s vehicle, equipment, and clothing, and whether or not there has been compliance with all applicable NSSNA, NHRA & IHRA rules.
12: STREET-LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Headlights and taillights for year & make of body used mandatory; era-correct headlight modifications permitted. Single taillight required to be functional.
WEIGHT: Weight is not a tech item, however, excessive lightening as determined by the tech officials will not be permitted.