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  • Fire Extinguisher Help Please!

    I have a Superlight R and need to get a fire extinguisher in there for a track event in 3 weeks. Any suggestions that don't involve putting unnecessary holes in the car?

    I could do a fire system but I'm not sure I want to or really need one as I am not racing it.

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    An easy way is to make some simple brackets out of aluminum bar stock (e.g. 1-1/4" x 1/8") that position the fire extinguisher in front of the passenger seat. Attach the brackets to the car using the front seat rail mounting bolts and then attach the front of the brackets to the mounting system for the extinguisher. Very easy and no new holes in the car. The only downside is that this location makes passenger ingress/egress a little more difficult (which is why my wife made me move my fire extinguisher to another location :( )

    -John
    Westfield SEiW
    2.0L Duratec
    Throttle Steer

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    • #3
      This one here

      http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...her-p-798.html

      fits very nicely on the off side cross member in front of the seat in a Caterham. Two 4 mm holes are sufficient to secure it. E-Z in, E-Z out.
      Chris
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      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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      • #4
        front to back vs. side to side

        I have had one mounted in front of the passenger seat, but it means that the passengers have to step on the seat to get in and out. Not ideal.

        I recently saw one set in the fore/aft direction. It was also in front of the passenger seat, but when oriented this way, it gave the passenger a place to put their feet when getting in/out of the car.
        Tom "ELV15" Jones
        http://PIErats.com

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        • #5
          Thanks for the advice. I will probably dig into it today as I need to swap my roll bar from the Superlight to the FIA and some other odds and ends. I don't mind too much about using the passenger footwell as with the Tilton shells that I have, you can't get out without climbing back on them. That and my wife is more flixible then I am. :-)

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          • #6
            Blacksport: I'll post a pic of my setup at the same time as the clutch thing on the other thread fyi.

            Edit: I have Tillet seats, grp variety, so I think we're the same (you did mean Tillet instead of Tilton, oui?)
            Last edited by moosetestbestanden; May 21, 2007, 12:10 PM.
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              My seat is sufficiently inclined and raised at the front so that the extiguisher bottle fits snugly next to it and does not really hinder entrance.

              However, most new passengers stomp on the seat anyway with or without the extinguisher. They just don't figure out the required elegant double axle plus toe-loop.

              Gert

              Originally posted by Elv15
              I have had one mounted in front of the passenger seat, but it means that the passengers have to step on the seat to get in and out. Not ideal.

              I recently saw one set in the fore/aft direction. It was also in front of the passenger seat, but when oriented this way, it gave the passenger a place to put their feet when getting in/out of the car.

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              • #8
                Here's the photos. 1st one is the rack on the cross-member. Bolts are 4mm cap heads. 2nd shows the bottle in place. Sorry about the focus... need a drink:D
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                Chris
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                A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moosetestbestanden
                  Here's the photos. 1st one is the rack on the cross-member. Bolts are 4mm cap heads. 2nd shows the bottle in place. Sorry about the focus... need a drink:D
                  Thanks...you are the man! I found one for sale at $80 delivered so I will get it on the way and put some nutserts into the crossmember for the mount.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by moosetestbestanden
                    Blacksport: I'll post a pic of my setup at the same time as the clutch thing on the other thread fyi.

                    Edit: I have Tillet seats, grp variety, so I think we're the same (you did mean Tillet instead of Tilton, oui?)
                    You are correct, I do indeed have Tillet seats just like yours. My mind was probably wandering as I typed. Or was it my throbing tooth that I just got a root canal on that distracted me (and yes I am bitter about that as I would have rather spent the $1K on useless carbon fiber parts)...hmmmm? :rolleyes:

                    Thanks again!

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                    • #11
                      Thanks...you are the man!
                      Thanks for that but actually, as per Tom, Ammo's The Man:D

                      Tell me more about the nutserts. Where do you source them? I found a place in the San Fernando Valley that sells them but it looks like a special tool is required to insert them. I'm trying to make lighter weight adjustable runners that actually work to replace the (basically pathetic) standard issue CC items. Do tell.
                      Chris
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                      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moosetestbestanden
                        Tell me more about the nutserts. Where do you source them? I found a place in the San Fernando Valley that sells them but it looks like a special tool is required to insert them. I'm trying to make lighter weight adjustable runners that actually work to replace the (basically pathetic) standard issue CC items. Do tell.
                        Are you guys referring to riv-nuts (rivet nuts)? If so, you can find them at http://www.mcmaster.com or http://www.grainger.com. McMaster-Carr will probably be cheaper than Grainger, unless you have a corporate account.

                        edit - Even if you're referring to something else, you can almost certainly find it at one of these two places.
                        Last edited by Sean-og; May 26, 2007, 03:51 PM.
                        - Sean

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                        • #13
                          It looks like McMaster (they wouldn't be in Texas, would they?:D) shows the same thing as here:

                          http://www.hansonrivet.com/w68.htm

                          I think a tool for pressing them in is required.
                          Chris
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                          A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                          • #14
                            Pegasus also carries Rivet Nuts and the required tool.

                            -John
                            Westfield SEiW
                            2.0L Duratec
                            Throttle Steer

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                            • #15
                              Tore off my right rear wing at an autocross about a month ago, pulling half the rivnuts out of the aluminum side skin (nylon bolts here I come). Harbor Freight sells a rivnut kit with 4 or 5 sizes of rivnuts and the installation tool - for $15.

                              Steve

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