MONTANA CROSS-COUNTRY 'T' ASSOCIATION, INC.
General Rules and Regulations for 1977
!OUR ASSOCIATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS!
BODY AND CHASSIS REQUIREMENTS
1. All Model "T"s Must Be Stock With The Following Exceptions:
A. Some type of substantially built box or turtle deck required on roadsters and pickups. NO BOAT TAIL ALLOWED..
B. Only Model "T" wire or wooden spoke or disc wheels allowed. May use Model "A" 21 inch wheel or 30x3 1/2 wire wheels.
C. Only 4:40-4:50/21, 30x3 or 30x3 1/2 tires allowed.
D. Rebuilt radiators allowed. Must be built to stock dimensions including tanks and side brackets.
E. Windshields, must be stock for year of car. No altering. Must have safety sheet or safety plate glass, top and bottom windshields, to be closed completely and sealed for race. NO EXCEPTIONS.
F. Only model "T" rear end, axles and standard eleven tooth pinion, and forty tooth ring gear allowed. Bronze thrust washers also allowed. Roller bearings only.
G. Gas tank of not more than ten gallon capacity.
H. At least 36 inch of 1 1/2 inch exhaust pipe required.
I. Emergency brakes must be in good working condition.
J. Complete set of floor boards required, in place.
K. Bolts on wishbone at rear of pan must be safety wired.
L. Ruckstell axles must be disconnected while under time.
M. Cars must be licensed, Pioneer or regular.
INFRACTION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION!
N. Model "T" type headlights in working order required, (sealed beam allowed).
O. Horn of any type in working order required.
P. The name of the owner or driver and his hometown shall be on both the right and left hand sides of the car, in block or script, at least three (3) inches in height, any color, on the car itself or an attached sign.
Q. Rear view mirror of any type required.
R. Padded seat cushions and back rest of any type required.
THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE TIME PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF RULES "N" - "R".
S. Neoprene seals in rear axle optional.
T. One (1) or more stop lights required.
U. Shock absorbers are optional
V. Reaching of springs optional.
W. Zerk fittings in place of oil cups are optional.
X. Hoods are not required.
Y. Body paint color optional.
2. Model "T" Engine and Transmission Assembly Must Be Stock with the Following Exceptions Allowed:
a. Reboring of cylinders not to exceed sixty-thousandths oversize.
b. No limit on amount of milling of block and/or head, except head must be a stock Ford script high head. No low heads will be legal.
c. Cast iron or aluminum pistons of stock Model "T" type required. The compression distance will not exceed 1 15/16 inches measured from the center of the rispen to the top of the piston.
d. There must be one standard assembly (piston and rod) in engine. The other three assemblies can be balanced to this one.
e. Full set of piston rings required.
f. You may modify the lobes on any stock, Ford script Model-T camshaft.
g. Only standard size valve heads and forty-five degree valves and seats allowed, pin or two (2) piece keepers and valve setting optional.
h. No air holes allowed in manifold; must be plugged if present.
i. The use of stock aluminum manifold is allowed.
j. No grinding of the intake or exhaust manifolds or of the ports allowed. Must be stock dimension which is 1-1/8 inchs.
k. Chroming of crankshaft optional.
l. No oversize journals on crankshaft allowed.
m. No counterbalanced crankshaft allowed.
n. Drilling of rod caps and use of dippers optional.
o. Type of Fourth main is optional.
p. All transmission bands must be in working order, bonded type optional.
q. Only NH Holley swayback and/or Ford swayback carburetors allowed. No boring of carburetors or of needle and seats allowed. Must be complete including choke butterfly. Carburetors can be interchanged among years. No more than three (3) qualified carburetors allowed in possession. Carburetor bolt on thread end must be drilled and also drill center head bolt on manifold side for sealing purposes.710 thousandths gauge must not go thru carburetor. Changing of carburetor will incur a 15 minute time penalty. This must be reported to one (1) inspector.
r. Gas strainers allowed.
s. Only one (1) outside oil line, not more than one-half inch outside diameter allowed, no modifications to inside oiling system allowed.
t. Only stock Ford roller type, New Day or Anderson flapper type timers allowed. Ball or needle bearing rollers optional.
u. Heat or temperature guages optional.
v. Design and use of water pump optional.
w. "V" type belt and pulleys optional.
x. Adjustable lifters are optional.
THE PENALTY FOR INFRACTION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES IS DISQUALIFICATION!
(end of rules)
The compression distance will not exceed 1 15/16 inches measured from the center of the rispen to the top of the piston added to rule 2c. I think "rispen" means wrist pin. This year there was only one class of piston. Rules 12 and 14 still refer to both classes.