So I have read the rules for SM/SSM and I have often heard "if it doesn't say you can do it, you can't do it" but I just wanted to clear up some things I've read/heard that didn't exactly come off from the rules.
Car is a 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI (rebadged Mitsubishi Starion) which came with a 2.6L sohc turbo 4 cylinder. I put a 4g63 2.0L dohc turbo 4 cylinder in there, but also put a LS-1 spec T-56 Tremec 6 speed in it which required a new transmission tunnel. I'm mostly worried about this specific detail. The factory floor was retained and only the transmission tunnel from the firewall to the shifter location was modified/replaced.
Other things I've heard are that you have to keep your rear seat belts, sound deadening, and other interior parts. The car will have full interior minus the rear seatbelts, sound deadening, and floor carpet.
Lastly, the car came with hydraulic PS for a steering box. I will be converting it to an electric PS rack from an s2000. The rules say I have to use the factory mounting position, which is possible, but in this case impractical. Since the steering box and linkage system bolt so much higher up on the frame than a rack needs to, it would require a convoluted mount to install.
I'm not particularly worried about being competitive, I just want to have fun in my car. The build was always to be the car I wanted and not for a specific class. Obviously I would have more fun if I was competitive and I think the car would be competitive in SM. Hopefully I can make it legal but its not the end of the world if I can't.