Rather than continue this discussion in my other thread, I thought I would start anew and try to get some actual usable info. I still don't get how you can use the exact same phrase at multiple places in the rules and have it mean something different in each application. If WERA had done that back in the 90's when we was still racing it would have been bedlam in the paddock. But I am over that, it went down how it did. Changes have been made. I'm done complaining about it, after all I wouldn't want to be determined to be detrimental to the purposes of the corporation. But I do need to understand exactly what they will be looking for on the judging field these days so I can get back to simply having fun. So here are the questions I feel need answered as of now.
1; If we are to use the hallmarks to gauge a frames accuracy, are we checking to see if the markings are correct for the application, or merely that similar markings are present? Also worth mentioning, some of these marks can be rather faint and easily covered by thick paint.
2; In reference to question #1, What if any reference sources will be used to base these judgments on? These items are fairly technical and were changed who knows when or how often. For the process to be as fair and even from one meet to another, and if we are going to delve more deeply into the minutest details during judging perhaps some of the burden of proof should now shift to the judges.
3; If date codes are missing on top end components , obviously they are reproductions, but will those codes now need to coincide with a theoretical production date based on VIN? It was my previous understanding that date codes were not checked in this manner.
4; Will case half numbers now be regularly checked to verify VIN? After all, decent quality stamps are available and anyone who has been around awhile should know someone who has a set of original factory number stamps.
5; The above question has brought another to mind, Why haven't we been checking case half numbers? After all if a repop top end will keep you out of the winners circle why would we let in a machine with mismatched cases?
I know my questions center around H-D models as that is my area of interest. I would also like to here from those involved with makes other than H-D and see what questions they have specific to their marque of interest. We can't move on if we don't know where we are going.