This is my first post and I am a complete noob to SCCA.
I have a 1996 Honda Civic hatchback that I blew the engine up in. Because of financial constraints I swapped in a completely stock 1.8L DOHC from a 2001 Integra LS. It is non-vtec but if I can be classed it can be added. I do have a VAFC installed in line with the vehicle's ECU. The ECU does have a programmable chip. I already read about the suspension mods etc. The car currently does NOT have a catalytic converter and I need to know if I am going to need one for any class or not. The car has a quick ratio pinion gear on the stock Civic steering rack. The interior is unmodified except Integra seats were swapped in lieu of the factory Civic seats. Flywheel is also replaced with a lighter unit, has a emissions legal exhaust manifold. Another question is, in Florida, we do not have emissions standards, do the rule books on emissions devices apply on a state by state basis or are they uniform throughout the country?
Obviously I don't qualify for the stock class, but I've been burning my retinas trying to find out what class I qualify for and what are the limitations of that class so that I can be competitive.
I've searched on here and on SCCA.com, I've read the rule book http://moutons.org/sccasolo/Rules/s...html#17.1. AUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS - STS and classifications here http://cms.scca.com/documents/2011%...stings.pdf and this one http://www.scca.com/documents/2011%...0Rules.pdf