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  • Small point.

    I am lowering my floor to pass the 2" broom test.
    photo 1.jpgphoto 2.jpg

    The new floor will be reinforced so that the seat will not come loose during a crash. I will also move the crotch strap mount points forward to be right under my butt. The reason for this is that, according to Subesport, having the crotch strap mounted at the rear firewall allows for a lot of stretching during impact, which may move the buckle and lap belt up from your pelvic bone to your abdomen where it will do a lot of damage.

    The car will be done this week.

    Also: Sweden has the hottest princess:
    princess_madeleine.jpg

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    I love this post. :)
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    • #3
      It is a nice new floor.

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      • #4
        I Googled "hottest princess". Madeleine is certainly hot, but she also has some worthy competition.

        Did you design your own floor?
        | | Sean

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        • #5
          Sean:

          I googled a few other floor lowering projects, and looked at the Caterham version. I then drove down to my fabricator, who I will probably marry one of these days just to save money, and showed him what I got. Within 20 minutes we had the design that he has mocked up in the images. I went down last week and tried it out. I now clear the broom test with 1.75". If I scrunch a bit during tech, I should manage the regulated 2". The seat and crotch strap mount will be reinforced and bolted into the frame to ensure that the seat doesn't rip from the floor on impact.

          Then I'll make a new attempt with new FIA belts.

          /Magnus F.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by magnusfeuer View Post
            Sean:

            I now clear the broom test with 1.75". If I scrunch a bit during tech, I should manage the regulated 2"....

            Then I'll make a new attempt with new FIA belts.

            /Magnus F.
            What am I missing here?

            Broom test? Isn't that the straight line between the top of the roll bar and the top of the windshield test? For what? Didn't you install a full cage some time ago?

            You racing the car now?
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              I have a cage, but do not currently clear the straight line between the front hoop and the rear roll bar.

              I'm aiming to do some light AROSC racing and am bringing the car up to NASA spec. However, the main reason for the cage, new belts, etc is to increase my own chance of survival in case I get hosed. Family, etc.

              /Magnus F.

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              • #8
                Hey Magnus, My 98 Caterham still has the original 4-point belts so I'm looking to upgrade. Figure I may as well go with 6-points. Any recommendations on manufacturer and making secure fitment to the floor?

                Since my roll bar is not FIA and the Caterham FIA bar is still back-ordered I'm thinking of having one made/fitted that's a little taller. Any thoughts on that?

                Nigel

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                • #9
                  Nigel,

                  My fabricator (in Huntington Beach) estimates that he can build a full cage for $2500 or so. He can probably whip up a roll bar for a lot less than that. The easiest approach for a 6 point harness will be Caterham's race harness, which I may still go for. Either tomorrow or Saturday, I'll drive down to Sube Sports and test fit a number of different harnesses, just to check out the alternatives. See subesports.com for details.

                  /Magnus F.

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                  • #10
                    Magnus,

                    Would you mind sharing the name/number of your fabricator? I remember you shared with me at the Bisimoto dyno day but I've misplaced the information. PM me if you'd rather not share publicly.

                    I need to have some headlight mounts and parking brake caliper brackets fabbed up so I can complete my SPCNS registration. I live here in Huntington so I'm hoping he's somewhat reasonable. I would take my car to Blackbird Fabworx but Moti is all the way up in Chatsworth. I'd appreciate your help.

                    Thanks,
                    Aaron
                    Aaron

                    2001 CMC Locost Frame/2003 Yamaha R1 w/6spd sequential

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                    • #11
                      Nevermind, I found it. Not 30 seconds after I replied I looked it up on the map. Heading over right now to talk to John West at Dan Fink Metalworks.
                      Aaron

                      2001 CMC Locost Frame/2003 Yamaha R1 w/6spd sequential

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                      • #12
                        There's nothing secret about that:
                        John West at Dan Finks. 714 841 6200

                        Say hello from me.

                        /Magnus F.

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                        • #13
                          I spoke with John about my fabrication needs and he's going to fit me in after he finishes your car and one other, about 2 weeks from now. It won't be cheap, but the shop rate is fair at $70/hr, and these things take time. Your car looks great and I said hello for you.

                          Once I get these headlights mounted and the parking brake installed (need to pass brake and light inspection) I can travel farther without fear of being caught in the dark.

                          Aaron
                          Aaron

                          2001 CMC Locost Frame/2003 Yamaha R1 w/6spd sequential

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                          • #14
                            If you're looking for another option, I've worked with Alex @ battleversion before and he does excellent work.

                            http://battleversion.com/store/ (located in Pomona)

                            He has a 7 and came from a porsche fabrication background, but now does a lot of drift cars.

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                            • #15
                              Magnus,

                              If you are getting new belts, may I suggest that you source them with pull up adjusters? The stock ones with the pull down adjusters are silly since there is no room to pull them down! You can have them custom made by luke. My passenger belt is a pull up and it makes it MUCH easier to tighten.

                              Tom
                              Tom "ELV15" Jones
                              http://PIErats.com

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