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    For the swan neck NASCAR type try McGill motorsport.
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    Thanks Dave, that may be useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil O View Post
    I have had two cars with original style belts in them.
    Those heavy, swan neck latches are a pain.
    My current car will be fitted with Luke harnesses with the rotary style latch.
    Much simpler to use and lighter too.
    Tell me about it! Especially when I realise for the millionth time that my keys are still in my pocket after I'm all fastened in....
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    If you can see from this I used a set of 5 point Willans harnesses with an intratrim modified GD seat to take the crotch strap. This stops the harnesses riding up when you tighten the shoulder straps. I also moved the turn buckle to the crotch strap (quite easy to do) which makes it easier to buckle and un-buckle.
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    Last year I got Willans to make up a set for me for my Magnum.

    They probably still have the details from my purchase.

    Mine are 3" wide straps with the rotary release knob. As mentioned the rotary catch or cam lock type are a lot easier to use than the Nascar style latches.

    I went for three point harnesses as the mount for a single strap is on the Magnum behind the bulkhead, you probably don't need four point straps unless you are contemplating competition under FIA rules.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Roger!
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  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil O View Post
    I have had two cars with original style belts in them.
    Those heavy, swan neck latches are a pain.
    My current car will be fitted with Luke harnesses with the rotary style latch.
    Much simpler to use and lighter too.
    Yeah, but they don't look as good. If you want comfort, ease and simplicity, you'd fit inertia reel belts, but we don't drive Cobras for any of those reasons.

    I've got Stroud harnesses in mine, which are the same as the Simpson latches, but if you want the correct period harnesses, you need the Ray Brown ones, but they are properly pricey.

    Paul

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    - was going to say, wasn't there a member on here who 'submarined' in a crash as he had no crotch strap fitted, and knackered is leg?
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    That rings a bell Kev. I would suggest that a crotch/anti-submarine strap is a must have on our cars with their legs-out seating position. I would also suggest that if the lap belt is riding up, then you haven't fitted or tightened it properly.
    The lap belt should be across the pelvis and fully tightened before attempting to tighten the shoulder straps.
    Ir is alarming how far someone can slide under a lap bet in the event of a frontal crash if a crotch/anti-submarine belt isn't fitted. The lap belt is a common cause of broken necks or strangulation in frontal impacts.

    Unrelated, but in a similar vein, many people will also argue that a steel bell housing isn't needed because broken flywheels or clutches are very rare. I would argue that it only needs to happen once to seriously ruin your day. A flywheel let go on one of the Cobras on the recent Euro tour. Fortunately, it exited upwards rather than sideways, which was pure luck. Had it gone any other way than up, it could/would have caused serious injury. Even downwards would likely have caused injury as it bounced back up again off the road.

    Please don't cut unnecessary safety corners on these cars. They're dangerous enough as it is without adding unnecessary risk.

    Paul

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    well said.
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