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by n1gzd
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: planning for race track overload this fall + midget project
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

planning for race track overload this fall + midget project

Well, even though I am having to work a lot of extra hours at work this summer in order to make an extremely agressive delierable schedule at work I am continuing with my plans to really take advantage of some fun stuff coming up. I am planning on doing NHMS-3, hot pass spectator at Lime Rock Histor...
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: proper fuel cell installation
Replies: 1
Views: 400

proper fuel cell installation

Hi, I am installing an ATL 8 gal FIA FT-3 fuel cell in my MG Midget. The vent on it is valved. A vent hose will pass the vent outside the car. I am expecting that if I cut a hole in the trunk above the location where the stock tank was, and reinforce the edges of this new hole I will have an appropr...
by n1gzd
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?

You are of course right about the seat. the seat that I have chosen has support near the top of my shoulders (for someone my size) but it is not as good as the type of seat that you describe. this is the one that I am using: http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Kirkey-Vintage-Class-Bucket-Seat,4566.html It...
by n1gzd
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?

Wow that is an expensive headrest ($360 for two). It appears to be designed to be mounted on a vertical tube. I suspect that it could be modified to mount differently. However, for that price I might be able to buy the sancioned type of foam and have a local interior shop fabricate it. I will do som...
by n1gzd
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats

We have decided on a solution that will enable both seats to be installed with the same requirements. Here is a descripition (I will post pictures as soon as it is interesting - half built right now). I am using the SCCA rollbar specifications with some extra stuff added. The tubing is 1.5 inch DOM ...
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?

I asked a Kirkey dealer but I did not try asking Kirkey. I will check them out. thanks.
Rebecca
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats

perhaps an instructor would not want to ride in an MG midget anyway. Also, the rollbar might be the wrong height for a tall instructor (not to mention the rest of the seat and belt geometry). It seems that when you build this kind of thing it needs to be built for a specific person and in this case,...
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?

I should have explained that I am using a lowback vintage style kirkey aluminum seat which requires a separate headrest to be installed.
Rebecca
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

how hard should I try to fabricate with two equal seats

Hi, I am at the stage where I need to decide exactly how the supports for headrest and seat belts are to be fabricated for my Midget. It is pretty straight forward how you would do it for a 1 seat car. I looked at all of my pictures of similar cars and none of them has two seats. It seems that I hav...
by n1gzd
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

source of pre-fabricated rollbar head rest?

Hi, I seem to be having trouble finding a pre-fabricated headrest such as you would mount on the rollbar assembly in a car with a low back vintage type seat. I am looking for something that looks like a 6 inch round padded headrest that is expected to be mounted somehow on a bar. I thought this woul...
by n1gzd
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Pictures from last NHMS event
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Pictures from last NHMS event

I finally posted the pictures of the recent event NHMS event. Most of my pictures were from the third day because my car was out for the rest of the event: http://www.pangalacticconsortium.com/cars/CarEvents2011/COM_NHMS_July I did not succeed in finding a good place to take pictures of cars on the...
by n1gzd
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions

I have not posted my photos yet because I have been at the National Buick Convention all week with my 1950 Buick Super Riviera (not at home where I do my computer work). I will post them this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

Rebecca
by n1gzd
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions

thanks for the tips. this supports the theory that two inches below my shoulders is too low. We are going to aim for 0 deg. I will show him that document ( and any others that I can find). My harness did not come with instructions. SVRA does not referr to any but you sent me good suggestions. SVRA r...
by n1gzd
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions
Replies: 5
Views: 630

location of rear seatbelt attach points and other questions

Hi, The guy who is building the roll over protection for my MG midget is following the SCCA regulations that I found on the SVRA web site (they refer to those rather than creating their own). I have observed that lots of organizations do the same. However, I have not found any regulations for seat b...