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98banana
03-03-2004, 02:55 PM
and that doesn't mean I want something that'll tear away in a crash! :D

I'm looking for camlock type harnesses and want to find the cheapest place to get them. Any ideas?

johnbasf
03-03-2004, 03:22 PM
http://www.racerwholesale.com/ I just got the cam-lock on the front page. Nice set. They come in red.:thumbsup:

SIUNARA
03-03-2004, 08:50 PM
Damn, I just sold a set of Crow camlock harnesses for $225 including mounting hardware. I would have made you a smokin deal after all the deals you've made me...sorry man! :(

98banana
03-03-2004, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Damn, I just sold a set of Crow camlock harnesses for $225 including mounting hardware. I would have made you a smokin deal after all the deals you've made me...sorry man! :(
That's cool man, I appreciate the thought. I'll probably go with the ones that John posted a link to.

I got my Carbotech's in today, so I'll need all the harness I can find! :bounce:

SIUNARA
03-03-2004, 09:23 PM
Got my Carbotech's yesterday...thank goodness there's at least one company that makes decent pads for the SVTF! :D

2KWhiteSnake
03-03-2004, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
That's cool man, I appreciate the thought. I'll probably go with the ones that John posted a link to.

I got my Carbotech's in today, so I'll need all the harness I can find! :bounce:

Tom,
The harnesses I pulled out down at your house last week were the ones that John posted. I got a pair of them myself. :)

Craig

redsnake99
03-03-2004, 11:48 PM
Tom, I've still got my old set after having them replaced by Simpson. Red, 5-point camlock, out of date, etc. You can have them if you want them.

:D

98banana
03-04-2004, 07:46 AM
Originally posted by redsnake99
Tom, I've still got my old set after having them replaced by Simpson. Red, 5-point camlock, out of date, etc. You can have them if you want them.

:D
Cool! Check your PM...

2KWhiteSnake
03-04-2004, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by 98banana
Cool! Check your PM...

Don't see a PM Tom. :)

Craig

svt_coupe
03-04-2004, 12:12 PM
Tom - I just picked up these:
http://www.curpiermotorsport.com/xcart/catalog/product_106_Sabelt_Professional_6_Point_Harness.html

Ordered from Adam Curpier. These guys are ECHC racers. Very freindly, great customer service (which is always worth a price premium - it's an added bonus when they have great customer service AND good prices).

I know this isn't "budget", but the new Sabelts are FIA rated until 2009 - yes, that's right, 2009. The larger investment early on may be worth it - you can take these into the AI car you WILL build someday and get years of use out of them.

I have the Sabelts (albeit, the older ones) in my car now and LOVE THEM.

FWIW... (for what it's worth)

johnbasf
03-04-2004, 06:32 PM
The G-Force can be ordered with the Rating for 5 years. Craig told me that after I ordered mine.:D :D

2KWhiteSnake
03-05-2004, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
The G-Force can be ordered with the Rating for 5 years. Craig told me that after I ordered mine.:D :D


Yup, I got a 5 year patch on mine.

BTW...SCREW at 99+ Cobra and installing harnesses. Took us 6 damn hours for just the lap belts. The lap belts mount to the seats, not the body of the car. And................the bolts that hold the seat belts to the seat bracket are WELDED on. We were having to install eye bolts for "snap ins" Who the hell at Ford came up with such retarded stuff. We had to take a Porta Band and cut the bolts flush with the belt plate, then drill the things out. Then 6 bits later they were out. What a pain in the $%#.

Well, I have lapbelts, I can only imagine how fun the sub belt is going to be. :)

Goodnight!

Craig

grasshopper
03-05-2004, 04:28 PM
6 point Impact Racing belts mounted OK in my 99. The outside lab and sub belts mount in where the factory belt goes with eye bolts and snap ins. The inside mounts required a plate with eye bolts- a little welding (but I didn't do it :) ).
The G-force black 6 points (~$70) were not in stock at the time so I went with ~$100 belts at Impact. At first I wasn't happy about the higher cost, but I like the construction and the yellow lightening bolt on black looks good. I did have to order longer straps for the subs to fit over the stock seat.

SIUNARA
03-06-2004, 12:28 AM
Did Ford change the way they installed seat belts from the 98's to the 99+ cars? Putting the lap belts in mine and Jay's car was a piece of cake. Remove the seat, unscrew the seat belt bolts and replace with eye bolts. Sub belt took a little drilling, but was still pretty easy. Were you tipping a few back when you did this Craig? ;) :D

kevin
03-06-2004, 01:41 AM
fwiw, scca rules indicate on the harness that they should be replaced every two years ( a change from every 3 years) with an sfi rating of 16.1.

fia systems should not be older than 5 years (shuggs post till 2009 works if the harness set is new in 2004).

the webbing material deterorates over time and use or an "incident".

just my 2 cents worth

2KWhiteSnake
03-06-2004, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Did Ford change the way they installed seat belts from the 98's to the 99+ cars? Putting the lap belts in mine and Jay's car was a piece of cake. Remove the seat, unscrew the seat belt bolts and replace with eye bolts. Sub belt took a little drilling, but was still pretty easy. Were you tipping a few back when you did this Craig? ;) :D

Yeah, it changed in 99. It's not attached to the body of the car anymore on the inside pickup point. The outside pickups were just the #50 Torx of course, but the 99+ design is mounted to the damn seat (and the bolt is welded in). It's retarded. The strongest thing I'd had that day was a Diet Coke :)

Craig

SIUNARA
03-06-2004, 04:56 PM
That sucks. At least you got them in, even though it was a pain. Once you use them the first time, you'll forget all about the install and be glad your safe on track. :)

2KWhiteSnake
03-06-2004, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
That sucks. At least you got them in, even though it was a pain. Once you use them the first time, you'll forget all about the install and be glad your safe on track. :)


You are correct!

:thumbsup:

GUMBALL
07-07-2004, 05:27 PM
What are you doing with the car ?? Keep in mind, if it is a street application, they must have a DOT tag, if for competition, they must have an SFI or FIA tag.
And like "Kevin" said, they have an expiration date.....don't buy something that is useless to you.

98banana
07-07-2004, 06:40 PM
What are you doing with the car ?? Keep in mind, if it is a street application, they must have a DOT tag, if for competition, they must have an SFI or FIA tag.
And like "Kevin" said, they have an expiration date.....don't buy something that is useless to you.
LOL! Thanks for the reply, but since this thread was created, I've already stripped the car down, built the roll cage, installed the harnesses mentioned above, tore up the track at CMP, let Tony pass me, cut out the roll cage, put the car back together, and bought a '79 coupe to start all over again. :D

SIUNARA
07-07-2004, 10:42 PM
Gumball,

You've been pulling up some pretty old threads lately. Most of the threads your posting on are over 5 months old. Most guys have already done what they've talked about in their original post...or in Tom's case, have just started over. ;)

I take it from your reply's you're into open tracking/racing? You're certainly in the right place for that. Some Cobra club members race their cars (Bryan Shugg, Dean Smeltzer, Will Sadler, John Pearson, and other's) and most of the other's open track their cars. Hope to see you at a track event some day soon! :thumbsup:

GUMBALL
07-09-2004, 09:06 AM
You're right, I didn't look at the date - I just tried to answer the question...:)