What I find truly bizarre is that the rule disallows
"Secondary heat treatment methods which alter the properties of a steel alloy
by way of reducing resistance to corrosion in sea water and/or increasing
fatigue in variations in sea water temperature around 10C are not permitted."
Unless the arm is sufficiently long as to move the bulb sigificantly away from the surface of the Earth a g is a g (leaving aside issues to do with a non spherical earth).
The torque induced as a result of the deceleration is absolutely to do with the lever arm.