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02-09-2009 10:17 AM
da1duc
Electronically operated Kill switch

Does anyone have another supplier for the factory kill switch:

ALS3M0007K

It is on the Lotus Sport UK catalog.

Great thread. Highly recommend everyone who goes to a track to read this thread.
01-31-2009 09:08 AM
wf758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
Just for you Victor.

Call me....
Anybody know if those Exige S260 seats with anti sub strap holes can be ordered?
12-26-2008 08:05 PM
XHILR8N!
Cage

OK, I've muddled through the seat/harness problem, came up with the modified Exige seat and Schroth 6 point combo:

Attachment 106643

Attachment 106644

Next step, some sort of roll cage. I have searched, but this is the official safety equipment thread. Can someone direct me to a thread or other info specific to cage variations?
I've spoken to Kirt at Hypersport near Atlanta having seen a neat install done on a black S240.
12-26-2008 07:34 PM
lotustype74 One more thing tinted visors for your helmet. I rcommend a clear, med and dark. Those will cover the whole range of lighting problems.
12-26-2008 07:30 PM
lotustype74 I would also suggest shoulder harness pads. they are softer on your shoulders and will keep the harness from cutting into the top of your shoulder.
11-30-2008 05:17 PM
Green Hornet
Quote:
Originally Posted by babak View Post
There was an accident at Heartland park last weekend during a PCA club race. A race prep 944 went into a wall and the driver had a vertebral compression fracture. This got me thinking about a neck harness again. We've talked about HANS devices above and elsewhere; however, they require a regular harness. Anybody have any thoughts about alternatives such as a neck collar:
Sparco USA
I'm using one of these. Not perfect, but it is an easier install in the Lotus

Isaac Head and Neck Restraint System
11-30-2008 04:42 PM
Jack
Quote:
Originally Posted by viloprods View Post
..... Sorry no picks. Vilo

Just for you Victor.

Call me....
11-30-2008 09:46 AM
viloprods
260 Hans seat

Having just returned from the depressing LA Auto Show, other than
watching the big three wallow in the mud like a trapped water buffalos waiting
for a pack of lions to finish them off, there were some interesting bits at the Lotus
booth. For one, the Evora is much more attractive in person. But what was
most exciting were the new Hans seats of the Exige S 260.
Obviously a cup car for the street and track. They are made as well by
Probax with an alcantra velcroed center section and higher bolstering on the
sides, not unlike the Sparko . Planning my return to the LCS series next year
I was delighted to find a seat thats made for my S. It has a part number and
can be ordered, I hope from Lotus. Sorry no picks. But for track work this is
nice stock alternative for the Exige. I would guess that the price of the Sparko
with modifications and installation are around the same.
Vilo
07-27-2008 07:14 PM
Frank Amoroso
M10 Eyebolt as rear seat mount + lap belt mount?

Greetings all,

I'm working on a Reverie C w/ custom down-low rail install. I want to mount the lap belts to the rear cross-chassis member / floor a la Evil Twin's install.

Here's a question for you. If I can get an M10 eyebolt to pull double-duty as the rear seat rail mount AND clip-in point for the lap belts, will this fly? It would put the inboard mount a little better and the outboard mount a little worse than what is contemplated (and executed) in post #39 of this thread. I would, of course, be using backing plates for the M10 eyebolts.

Thoughts?
07-11-2008 09:31 AM
Evil Twin I recently bought an aftermarket seat for my Elise, so I asked Dave Levy of Cedar Ridge Fabrication/TiCycles to fabricate a new sub-strap solution for me. He's the same guy who did my original sub-bar which bolted to my stock seat (shown on earlier pages of this thread). He's also the same guy who fabricated my two-piece brake rotors (which got sold via a Group Buy last year but are now being sold at full price through Dave's normal channels). Dave's big in the NSX world -- on NSXPrime, he's "Titanium Dave" (that's his name on EliseTalk, but he doesn't spend much time on this forum). For what it's worth, I have been very happy with everything he's fabricated for me.

Here's is what he came up with after studying the Lotus Motorsports solution which involves a simple bracket that bolts through the floor pan and through a backing plate just aft of the structual cross-member into which the front seat rails bolt. Dave's approach adds an additional layer of safety by extending the bar to the underneath the seat rails, thereby spreading the load more broadly. Note that the bolts currently threaded into the front seat-rail holes were simply used to hold the part in place while I secured the part. Now that the part's mounted, I will remove them. The seat rails will sit on top of the part and will bolt in place using the stock bolts and holes.

Note that I have no stake in this -- I'm just a happy customer (and friend) of Dave's -- but I thought I would post to let other track-folks know about what Dave's done (once he's fabricated the part for me, it's easier for him to reproduce for others). If you are interested in buying this part from him, pls. contact him at [email protected]. I don't have a clue what he will charge for this, and it's up to you to negotiate with Dave directly.

Best,
Twin

View of the part on my workbench:
Attachment 85523

View of the part (from inside the car) installed:
Attachment 85522

View of the backing plate (on the lift) from underneath the car:
Attachment 85521
05-21-2008 12:29 PM
djo715
Quote:
Originally Posted by exarkun1178 View Post
^^^did you weld the nut to the backing plate?
Came like that from Schroth.
I was tempted to get a hole saw and reverse it - so that the under body was flush, and have backing plate riveted to the underbody, but decided that might be a project for another day...

Cheers,
-Darryl
05-21-2008 04:27 AM
exarkun1178 ^^^did you weld the nut to the backing plate?
05-20-2008 11:12 PM
djo715
Finally got my 6 pt harness install done!

First off - I'd like to thank everyone who's posted here, and answered all my various PM's about where to drill, what kind of harnesses to use, etc. Really appreciate your patience & help.

Anyway, some time ago, I decided to go with Schroth hybrid II harnesses - which don't have a metal buckle on the anti-sub straps - largely because I was used to formula harnesses. (more on this later...) I ordered this, but neglected to mention I was going to wrap the antisub belts, so had to call HMS and have them send over shorter sub belts & buckles, as well as the longer 3/8" eye bolts. Finally got those today, and had to get my car back together! I'm missing out on all the drives & awesome weather!!!

Taking the seats out, getting TiDave's bar, marking the seat, deciding to go behind of the support bar, using door trim to protect the belts from wearing against the edge of the support, etc - easy thanks to everyone who posted before. This has been covered pretty well already, so I'll just post pics of my work...






Unfortunately I didn't have anyone willing to sew a sheath for me, so I took it into a local trim shop to have them finish things off. Which they did quite nicely...




OK - fast forward to tonight - and I've got the sub belts, and longer eye bolts.


(yeah, I know - red on right. I eventually did fix this...)

Drilling the holes - a 3/8" drill isn't big enough, neither is a 13/32" drill. You need the 7/16" drill bit for the 3/8" eye bolt. (I had to make a Home Depot run.) Then file the edges, drop in an eyebolt - and don't forget the washers!!!
I put some loctite blue on the threads, and some silicon on the backing plate underneath.





So put the seat back in and tighten everything down. I'm not terribly thrilled with the way the harness fits... I think the formula harnesses had the buckles for the sub belts farther out from the center, so the sub belts made more of an angle out to the buckles, then looped around the shoulder belt blades. These don't seem to go out wide enough, but I think I still like this better than a regular 6 point with the metal on the sub belt.

A bit strange - the inboard shoulder harness has the cam on it - (if you think about this for a second, you'll figure out why this is... ) Not a big deal, I suppose I can put it in the cup holder when I'm not using it.

OK guys - again, I can't say thanks enough to everyone who posted pics & their instructions here. Hope this helps someone else.

Cheers,
-Darryl
03-27-2008 12:19 PM
ZJChaser I have the harnesses from sector that came with ends on them and I have their hardware kit. It works well but I will probably switch to a through the floor setup as well in the future.

I have installed them with those same parts in other cars though so I figured that would help clear it up. Go through in the same area as Jim did and you should be set.

The snaphook ends are nice because you can very easily remove the belts if you need/want to.
03-27-2008 12:16 PM
exarkun1178 thankyou^^

i guess seeing the pieces put together in that order helps... kinda wish i knew this days ago...
03-27-2008 12:13 PM
ZJChaser
Quote:
Originally Posted by exarkun1178 View Post
i expected the belts to be compatible with this mounting kit.http://www.sector111.com/products/pe...s_hardware.cfm.. even if i found your rally mount, i would have to sew the ends closed? not sure how i feel about that....
so your lap belts are 3" and have no ends and you're interested in a proper mount through the tub.

Eyebolts

backing plate

snap hook

slide bar
03-27-2008 12:06 PM
Conan here's what I did: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36416
03-27-2008 12:05 PM
exarkun1178 i expected the belts to be compatible with this mounting kit.http://www.sector111.com/products/pe...s_hardware.cfm.. even if i found your rally mount, i would have to sew the ends closed? not sure how i feel about that....
03-27-2008 12:01 PM
Jim-C Photo from post 57. This is how I mounted mine. Rally bracket. Drill hole through aluminum extrusion and use backer plate on bottom side of car.
03-27-2008 11:59 AM
exarkun1178 i ordered these,
http://www.sector111.com/products/pe...s_hardware.cfm
http://www.sector111.com/products/pe...e_belt_bar.cfm
http://www.sector111.com/products/pe...t_grommets.cfm

but no 3 inch belt anchors.. any thoughts?
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