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If you've ever heard "Vas Is Das?, Dei Jalopy Is Kaput, Ja?" then chances are your motor's fallen foul of "Adolf the Scrutineer's" zealous nit-picking and should make this page a must-read on your monthly surfing around this website. Remember The Scrutineer's Motto!!.

"To Fail To Prepare (Dei Jalopy), Is To Prepare To Fail"

Click Here For German Translations For Commonly Failed Motor Parts

August 2015

Adolf's Peev of the month for August is Tyre Compliance (dei rubberen fur grabben grippen und sprayen si bricken und crappen on si rubbernecker). All CCV motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with tyres of a make and type that comply with the 2015 MSA regulations. All RTV motors must have either legal road-going tyres or a make and type from the CCV listing.
July 2015

August 2015

Der Pet Peev for July is once again Safety Cut Out Switches (Der Oopsencrappen Schtoppenkvick)

Essentially, all CCV motors should be fitted with a readily accessible kill switch that will stop the engine and isolate all electrical circuits in the event of an emergency. And, more importantly...THIS HAS TO ACTUALLY WORK!....(OH, and not have any funny little switches anywhere that override it either!)

It should only be possible to start an automatic vehicle when it is in park so that it can't become a runaway. All such vehicles will be required to demonstrate that this is the case (without the use of/flicking of any extra said dubious switches in and out).

June 2015

Because you all showed you can barely remember your own names, much less your membership details at Pirates, ein Pet Peev for June is PAPERVERK (dei Painenarsen Rubberschtampen). All motors presenting at Catlow must be able to produce a FULL, IN DATE, UK Driving Licence and a Membership Card of an MSA or ARC member club.
August 2013

Adolf's Peev of the month for August is Seatbelts and Anchorages (dei strappen fur nicht launchen und squishen splatten). All motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with the correct seatbelts. That's factory fitted belts for RTV (and a minimum of a lap belt anyway if its such a crusty old relic it wasn't fitted with any) and a minimum of three point harnesses for CCV triallers.
In addition, all belt anchorages must be correctly located into steel plates attached to either the chassis or roll cage. Attachments in aluminium plate will fail spectacularly when put under load as they will just pull straight through and our events are not the right place to start taking flying lessons because the ground will always break your fall, guaranteed! (break being the operative word!!)
July 2013
Attention Pennine combatants. I am instructed to let you know that all motors attending at Ings will have their steering components (Dei wigglenwagglen fur canencrunchen) subjected to special attention. Also, anyone who has opening door must ensure that they can't be lifted off. This is the last event where lift off doors will clear scrutineering.

Fix your motors! Adolf has spoken!!
March 2013

 

Der Pet Peev for March is once again Safety Cut Out Switches (ein Oopsencrappen Schtoppenkvick)

Essentially, all CCV motors should be fitted with a readily accessible kill switch that will stop the engine and isolate all electrical circuits in the event of an emergency.

Also, it should only be possible to start an automatic vehicle when it is in park so that it can't become a runaway. All such vehicles will be required to demonstrate that this is the case (without the use/flicking of extra switches in and out).

February 2013

Because you all got avay vith it in december, ein Pet Peev for February is PAPERVERK (dei Painenarsen Rubberschtampen). All motors presenting at Haggate must be able to produce a FULL, IN DATE, UK Driving Licence and a Membership Card of an MSA or ARC member club. Similarly, all RTV's must be able to show a valid tax disc and MOT certificate (a copy will be fine, don't risk losing your original!)

If you haven't sorted your membership, get it done!!. To RTV'ers, if it hasn't got an MOT and a Tax disc, then it's a CCV motor and you'll have to get a roll cage and all the other extras to compete. If it's not right, sort it. Schnell!!!

January 2013

Ein Pet Peev for January is WHEEL ARCHES (Dei Flyerungcrappen Grabbencloggen). All motors presenting for competition must have either compliant wheel arches or arch extensions. This means that when the vehicle is at rest and facing forward, no more than 1.5 inches of tyre width should be visible beyond the end of the wheel arch or spats.

If you've fitted fat tyres or hub spacers then you need to extend the arches as well

Fixen dei toy! If you vill be spraying me vith dei crappen I vill nicht be a happy scrutineer!!

December 2012

Ein Pet Peev for December is PAPERVERK (dei Painenarsen Rubberschtampen). All motors presenting at Whitworth must be able to produce a FULL UK Driving Licence and a Membership Card of an MSA or ARC member club. Similarly, all RTV's must be able to show a valid tax disc and MOT certificate (a copy will be fine, don't risk losing your original!)

If you haven't sorted your membership, get it done!!. To RTV'ers, if it hasn't got an MOT and a Tax disc, then it's a CCV motor and you'll have to get a roll cage and all the other extras to compete. If it's not right, sort it. Schnell!!!

 

November 2012

Ve haff been seeing a lot of new motors lately unt some of you sink that you are immortal. So, Novembers Pet Peev is Fuel Tanks (Der octanefarten boomencannen). (All fuel tanks that are not situated in their normal, manufacturers position for the respective vehicle (ie underneath), must be enclosed in at least a metal box (preferably covered over completely) and have a leak-proof cap on.
Similarly they must also be separated from the battery (Dei spitzen unt sparkzen cuben) by a metal bulkhead if in the same boxed off area.

Nicht whingen!! If einer jalopy rolls over unt leaks fuel all over you, then you vill burn very nicely but schmell very bad indeed (worse that usual anyway!) unt never be kvite as gorgeous again. Fixen si Motor!! Schnell!!

October 2012 Adolf's Peev of the month for October is Cab Intrusion (Dei pokeninnen pipenlinen). All  motors, irrespective of class must ensure that all pipes and cables and sundry components relating to the engine and transmission are either boxed in or under the floor.

This is to guarantee that, in the event of a rupture or leak, the lucky occupants of the cab in question are not showered with hot water or oil, or worse still petrol, none of which will enhance either your looks (probably no real loss!) or life expectancy (bit more of an issue!).

Any pipes or hoses that do pass into or through the cab area must be securely boxed in using robust materials such as checkerplate to ensure that they and their contents are effectively separated from the soft and breakable, driver and navigator. Be advised that this will include coolant and  petrol pipes and hoses, brake fluid reservoirs and even air hoses and filters. (In the event of a roll, an inverted engine can leak oil into the air intakes via the engine breathers driven by internal crankcase pressure)

You know who you are (und so do I) so boxen si pipen, Herr Competitor , Rause !! , you vill thank me later (although it might take years)!.

Sept 2012

Adolf's Peev of the month for September is Tyre Compliance (dei rubberen fur grabben grippen und sprayen si bricken und crappen on si rubbernecker). All CCV motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with tyres of a make and type that comply with the 2012 MSA regulations. All RTV motors must have either legal road-going tyres or a make and type from the CCV listing.

In addition, Tyres must be mounted on a rim that is appropriate to its size and width to minimise the danger of them bursting from the rim which causes explosive decompression and can send rocks and muck flying in the direction of anyone daft enough to be in the way

Click here for a list of acceptable tyre makes and types

Checken si boots Herr Competitor, Schnell !!

August 2012

Ein Peev of the month for August  is Steering (Dei wigglenwagglen fur canencrunchen). All  motors, irrespective of class must have properly working steering components.

This will include all aspects including Balljoints, Kingpins, Steering Bars, universal joints, steering columns (including bearings), power steering pumps and reservoirs/pipes and the steering wheel itself.

Ve vill take ein dim view of all infractions

Wagglen si wheels Herr Competitor unt fixen si wobblybits, Schnell !!

July 2012 Ein Pet Peev for July is BRAKES (Dei Edbangervonvindschreen Schtoppenkvik). All motors presenting for competition must have fully functioning brakes (to be tested by a running emergency stop) with brake pads showing a minimum of 5mm depth to allow for disc wear lips. Also the handbrake must function correctly (to be tested by parking on a hill... and then getting out of the drivers seat!!).

It is more important to be able to STOP than GO!. You vill be knowing se drill. Fixen dei toy

June 2012

Now that the weather is getting better (Jinxed!!). Ein pet peev for June is CHASSIS INTEGRITY (Der Mainenrailen Rustencolinder). If you chassis is more full of holes than a politician's manifesto, then break out that stick welder and start gluing lumps of steel to it, Schnell!!.

 

I vill be under si motor like der ratten up der drainenpipen und any unofficial "Ventilation / Drainage Holes" vill be taken ein extremely dim view of . Nicht Prisoners!!

May 2012

In view of se large number of you that decided to test the strength of your roll cages last month ve vill be checking Roll Cages (Dei Boxentuben fur nicht Krunchensplatten) to make sure you don't mangle your soft and squishy bits!

Standard minimum specs can be found on the MSA website at www.msauk.com and additionally we require that all joints are welded rather than bolted and the chassis rails are plated for extra thickness on the top and sides wherever the roll cage meets it.

April 2012

 

Der Pet Peev for April is once again Safety Cut Out Switches (ein Oopsencrappen Schtoppenkvick)

Essentially, all CCV motors should be fitted with a readily accessible kill switch that will stop the engine and isolate all electrical circuits in the event of an emergency.

 

 

March 2012
Ein Pet Peev March is, once again, unfortunately, Tow Ropes (dei kuplink fur yanken lumpen). All motors, irrespective of class, must have a tow rope of the correct grade. This should be woven rope of at least 24mm thickness with a "woven in" eye-hole at each end and ideally at least fifteen feet long.

Alternatively a flat strop rope can be used provided it has a pulling capacity of not less than three metric tonnes (these types of ropes should not be used for snatch recovery under any circumstances
It should be noted that, following the latest committee meeting, Pennine have voted to ban ropes of the flat "Strop" variety, regardless of pulling capacity. This is because they have no flexibility or give in them and are prone to snapping under extreme load, such as during snatch recoveries, as we have seen before, three times in the past two years.

Snatch Recovery is one of the most dangerous activities undertaken whilst trialling and if a rope parts under extreme load, it is not inconceivable that a spectator or driver/passenger in one of the vehicles could be killed or seriously injured if hit by the flying, broken ends.

Rockingstones will be the last event where competitors will be allowed to present with such a rope and compete, and any doing so will receive a warning from the scrutineer to change it before their next event or be refused clearance to compete at that next event.

 

February 2012 Ve can't think of anything else to pick on this month so, in February ve vill be looking at your Exhausts (Dei Spitzenpoppenbangentuben). Eins!, You must have one. Zwei!, It must be attached to the vehicle. Drei!, If it enters the cab or back body, it must be boxed in. vier!, it must nicht sound like a jump jet landing next to you. Funf!, It must nicht be as full of holes as a colinder!!
January 2012

Ze veather vill be manky unt se ground vill be mushy so se pet peev for January is Tow Balls and Hitches (Dei yankenkuplinken fur drivervippenlashen) to make sure there's a reliable point we can pull you back out of the mire with!

Minimum acceptable specs will be firmly attached towballs front and rear with chassis spreader plates behind the bolts, for CCV motors, and rear towball (as above) with at least a main rail chassis ring and a "D" link big enough to take a towrope loop at the front for RTV's. ("D" link must be in place)

 

Ve vill be particularly liking se NATO hitches (as pictured above) und offering se brownie points for their use as se rope can't be pulled free from them. These should be well maintained and move freely where fitted.  Danker (Ja, it IS a D!!)
December 2011

 

Ve haff been seeing a lot of new motors lately unt some of you sink that you are immortal. So, Decembers Pet Peev is Fuel Tanks (Der octanefarten boomencannen). (All fuel tanks that are not situated in their normal, manufacturers position for the respective vehicle (ie underneath), must be enclosed in a metal box and have a leakproof cap on. Similarly they must also be separated from the battery (Dei spitzen unt sparkzen cuben) by a metal bulkhead if in the same boxed off area.
Nicht whingen!! If einer jalopy rolls over unt leaks fuel all over you, then you vill burn very nicely but schmell very bad unt never be kvite as gorgeous again. Fixen si Motor!! Schnell!!
November 2011

 

Adolf's Peev of the month for November is Seatbelts and Anchorages (dei strappen fur nicht launchen und squishen splatten). All motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with the correct seatbelts. Thats factory fitted belts for RTV (and minimum of a lap belt anyway if its such an old relic it wasn't fitted with any) and minimum three point harnesses for CCV triallers.

In addition, all belt anchorages must be correctly located into steel plates attached to either the chassis or roll cage. Attachments in aluminium plate will fail as these will just pull through and our events are not the right place to start flying lessons because the ground will always break your fall (break being the operative!!)

Checken si now unt fixen dei thunderbus Herr Competitor, Schnell !

October 2011
Ze veather ist getting colder und it's a bit too chilly to be lying on ze ground vaiting for ein ambulance so, in October, ve vill be checking Roll Cages (Dei Boxentuben fur nicht Krunchensplatten) to make sure you don't mangle your soft and squishy bits!

Standard minimum specs can be found on the MSA website at www.msauk.com and additionally we require that all joints are welded rather than bolted and the chassis rails are plated for extra thickness on the top and sides wherever the roll cage meets it.

September 2011

As it's officially over (along with Summer by the look of it!), ve vill be paying particular attention to Spring. That is to say, the ones on the corners of your motor.

All coil springs must be firmly attached, seated correctly and be free from cracks or breaks. All leaf springs must be correctly aligned, free from broken or thin (worn) leaves or bush sockets, and have a correctly tightened centre pin, as well as tight U bolts.

Zer vill be nicht tolerance on any infractions so be making sure that they're right before you set off

August 2011

Ein Peev of the month for August  is Steering (Dei wigglenwagglen fur canencrunchen). All  motors, irrespective of class must have properly working steering components.

This will include all aspects including Balljoints, Kingpins, Steering Bars, universal joints, steering columns (including bearings), power steering pumps and reservoirs/pipes and the steering wheel itself.

Ve vill take ein dim view of all infractions

Wagglen si wheels Herr Competitor unt fixen si wobblybits, Schnell !!

July 2011

Ein Pet Peevs for July are once again Safety Cut Out Switches (ein Oopsencrappen Schtoppenkvick)

Essentially, all CCV motors should be fitted with a readily accessible kill switch that will stop the engine and isolate all electrical circuits in the event of an emergency.

June 2011

As a special treat for June ve vill be measuring Wheelbases. All non-standard/modified chassis i.e. those that are no longer the same size and/or shape that they were when they left Solihull will be measured to ensure that they are in the correct competing class

Any vehicles found to be in the wrong class will be moved across into the new class for all future events unless modifications are made to allow the vehicle to comply with the requirements of their existing class.

May 2011

Now that the weather is getting better (Jinxed!!). Ein pet peev for May is CHASSIS INTEGRITY (Der Mainenrailen Rustencolinder). If you chassis is more full of holes than a politician's manifesto, then break out that stick welder and start gluing lumps of steel to it, Schnell!!.

 

I vill be under si motor like der ratten up der drainenpipen and any unofficial "Ventilation / Drainage Holes" will attract the full wrath of this maintenance obsessive scrutineer. Nicht Prisoners!!

 

April 2011

Ein Pet Peev for April is WHEEL ARCHES (Dei Flyerungcrappen Grabbencloggen). All motors presenting for competition must have either compliant wheel arches or arch extensions. This means that when the vehicle is at rest and facing forward, no more than 1.5 inches of tyre width should be visible beyond the end of the wheel arch or spats.

If you've fitted fat tyres or hub spacers then you need to extend the arches as well

Fixen dei toy! If you vill be spraying me vith dei crappen I vill nicht be a happy scrutineer!!

March 2011 Ein Pet Peev for March is BRAKES (Dei Edbangervonvindschreen Schtoppenkvik). All motors presenting for competition must have fully functioning brakes (to be tested by a running emergency stop) with brake pads showing a minimum of 5mm depth to allow for disc wear lips. Also the handbrake must function correctly (to be tested by parking on a hill... and then getting out of the drivers seat!!).

It is more important to be able to STOP than GO!. You vill be knowing se drill. Fixen dei toy

February 2011 Ein Pet Peev for February is PAPERWORK (dei Painenarsen Rubberschtampen). All motors presenting at Hawshaw must be able to produce a FULL UK Driving Licence and a Membership Card of an MSA or ARC member club. Similarly, all RTV's must be able to show a valid tax disc and MOT certificate (a copy will be fine, don't risk losing your original!)

If you haven't sorted your membership, get it done!!. To RTV'ers, if it hasn't got an MOT and a Tax disc, then it's a CCV motor and you'll have to get a roll cage and all the other extras to compete. If it's not right, sort it. Schnell!!!

January 2011

Ein Pet Peevs for January are 1) Safety Cut Out Switches (ein Oopsencrappen Schtoppenkvick) and 2) Parkstart on Automatic Gearboxes (Dei Freeveelen Crankenmotor).

1) Essentially, all CCV motors should be fitted with a readily accessible kill switch that will stop the engine and isolate all electrical circuits in the event of an emergency.

2) It should only be possible to start an automatic vehicle when it is in park so that it can't become a runaway. All such vehicles will be required to demonstrate that this is the case (without the use/flicking of extra switches in and out).

December 2010

Ein Pet Peev for December is Battery Safety (Dei Spitzensparkzencuben). All batteries must be fastened securely to the vehicle that they are powering and be separated from the fuel tank by a solid metal barrier.
What we are looking to avoid is batteries shorting out on body work and/or leaking acid everywhere with all the unpleasnat consequences you might expect by way of Fire, acid burns explosions etc. Ve vill be votching. Sort it, if it's not right!!

November 2010

Ein Pet Peev for October is, once again, unfortunately, Tow Ropes (dei kuplink fur yanken lumpen). All motors, irrespective of class, must have a tow rope of the correct grade. This should be woven rope of at least 24mm thickness with a "woven in" eye-hole at each end and ideally at least fifteen feet long.
At Whitworth, once again, an inadequate rope snapped which can be really unpleasant for anyone unlucky enough to be in the way of the flying ends (potentially fatal if there's a metal link on the end of it) . All motors competing at Tong must attend with a proper rope. Ve Vill be checking, Ja.

Ropes can be obtained either from any reputable stockist or, alternatively, Barnes'y usually has one he can sell you if you're without. (07866 506521)

Also, following scrutineering at Whitworth, Adolf is not a happy little scrutineer. As a result there will be a new permanent peev that will apply to ALL future events. Any vehicle presented with bent tie-rods (Dei Bananenschtickenkuplink), either front or back, will be issued with a maintenance warning notice and repeated infractions will result in their vehicle wheelbase being re-measured to assess if the bent shafts have shortened the wheelbase sufficiently to drop them into a lower class. (Note this does not include pre-manufactured cranked arms)

Of particular concern are the rear tie-rods, which are hollow by nature, so any bending or crushing significantly impairs their structural integrity and increases the risk of them folding up under the vehicle.

If this is you, you vill get it sorted Schnell. Adolf is on ze war path!!

October 2010 Adolf's Peev of the month for October is Cab Intrusion (Dei pokeninnen pipenlinen). All  motors, irrespective of class must ensure that all pipes and cables and sundry components relating to the engine and transmission are either boxed in or under the floor.

This is to guarantee that, in the event of a rupture or leak, the lucky occupants of the cab in question are not showered with hot water or oil, or worse still petrol, none of which will enhance either your looks or life expectancy.

Any pipes or hoses that do pass into or through the cab area must be securely boxed in using robust materials such as checkerplate to ensure that they and their contents are effectively separated from the soft and breakable, driver and navigator. Be advised that this will include coolant and  petrol pipes and hoses, brake fluid reservoirs and even air hoses and filters. (In the event of a roll, an inverted engine can leak oil into the air intakes via the engine breathers driven by internal crankcase pressure)

You know who you are (und so do I) so boxen si pipen, Herr Competitor , Rause !! , you vill thank me later (although it might take years)!.

 

September 2010 Adolf's Pet Peev of the month for September is Throttle Springs (Dei twingentwangen runnenstoppen). All  motors, irrespective of class must have an extra throttle return spring fitted to the throttle linkage on their engine (regardless of how many are already factory fitted).

This is to guarantee that, in the event of a roll-over (Yes please! Camera waiting!), your engine will shut down to just tickover minimising the risk of fuel leakage from the top of the engine and that the resulting risk of engine fires is minimised without you having to use your expensive extinguisher (dei Splishensplashentorchenstoppen) to put it out before your motor's a total loss.

Aside from anything else, whilst none of use will be winning any beauty pageants anytime soon, we'd all look a damned sight worse with our ears and nose burnt off and skin the sort of colour mine goes after a long day in the sun.

Twangen si springs Herr Competitor , Schnell !! (You never know when it might have fallen off!!)

Robin Hood's - Aug 2010 Adolf's Peev of the month for Robin Hood's Bay  is Steering (Dei wigglenwagglen fur canencrunchen). All  motors, irrespective of class must have properly working steering components.

This will include all aspects including Balljoints, Kingpins, Steering Bars, universal joints, steering columns (including bearings), power steering pumps and reservoirs/pipes and the steering wheel itself.

Ve vill take ein dim view of all infractions

Wagglen si wheels Herr Competitor unt fixen si wobblybits, Schnell !!

 

Aug 2010

Adolf's Peev of the month for August is Tyre Compliance (dei rubberen fur grabben grippen und sprayen si bricken und crappen on si rubbernecker). All CCV motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with tyres of a make and type that comply with the 2010 MSA regulations. All RTV motors must have either legal road-going tyres or a make and type from the CCV listing.

In addition, Tyres must be mounted on a rim that is appropriate to its size and width to minimise the danger of them bursting from the rim which causes explosive decompression and can send rocks and muck flying in the direction of anyone daft enough to be in the way

Click here for a list of acceptable tyre makes and types

Checken si boots Herr Competitor, Schnell !!

July 2010 Adolf's Peev of the month for July is Seatbelts and Anchorages (dei strappen fur nicht launchen und squishen splatten). All motors, irrespective of class must be fitted with the correct seatbelts. Thats factory fitted belts for RTV (and minimum of a lap belt anyway if its such an old relic it wasn't fitted with any) and minimum three point harnesses for CCV triallers.

In addition, all belt anchorages must be correctly located into steel plates attached to either the chassis or roll cage. Attachments in aluminium plate will fail as these will just pull through and our events are not the right place to start flying lessons because the ground will always break your fall (break being the operative!!)

Checken si now unt fixen dei thunderbus Herr Competitor, Schnell !

June 2010

        

Adolf's Peev of the month's for June is Fire Extinguishers (dei splishen splashen torchen stoppen). All motors, irrespective of class, should have a working, in date, fire extinguisher of a type suitable for engine fires and preferably Dry Powder (That's the blue one to the un-initiated).This should be securely fastened within the cab area so that it won't fly around loose and smack you in the noggin if you roll your motor over (Tony!!)

 All CCV motors competing at Catlow must comply and we will be strongly recommending for the RTV's as well. The Club does provide extinguishers at events but the odds of one being right next to your motor if it goes all "Flambe" on you are pretty much nil and a lot of damage of the toasty variety can occur whilst one's getting there, not to mention the "Big Bang" possibilities, all of which can be avoided if your right there straight away with one of your own. 

As alvays Ve scrutineers see everysing so fixen dei jalopy Herr Competitor, Schnell !!

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May 2010

May's pet peev is Tow Ropes (dei kuplink fur yanken lumpen). All motors, irrespective of class, must have a tow rope of the correct grade. This should be woven rope of at least 24mm thickness with a "woven in" eye-hole at each end.
At Rocking Stones an inadequate rope snapped which can have dire consequences for anyone unlucky to be in the vicinity. All motors competing at Kirton must attend with a proper rope. Ve Vill be checking, Ja.

Ropes can be obtained either from a reputable stockist or, alternatively, Barnes'y usually has one he can sell you if you're without. (07866 506521)

 
 
MSA and ARC club members are welcome to come along and join our events. Phone Mark on 07866 506521 / 01282 703718

 

 

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