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Post by Benc » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:01 pm

Hi

I’m going to install a MSA battery isolator on the sprint ss1. Any thoughts on best compliant position of the actual isolator and remote operators cable?

Also same for remote extinguisher cable where’s best / easiest solution?

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Post by swoakes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:44 pm

I think there may be some changes for 2020 Ben based on my recollection of a previous post on the Blue book.

Where fitted both must operable by the driver when in the drivers seat with belts fastened and tight.. I think that's what it said.

I'll post some photos of where we have them.


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Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:05 pm

It depends if you retain the standard ignition switch:

10.6.1. All vehicles must be equipped with an ignition cut-off switch having positive ‘ON/OFF’ positions clearly marked. The ignition cut-off and fuel pumps isolation system(s) must be operable by the Driver when normally seated with seat belts secured,


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Post by swoakes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:15 pm

Battery isolator bottom left. Extinguisher top middle. We have isolator pulls on the outside too.

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We also have a toggle on/off with "flick" plastic cover just above the start button on the rh side visible if you zoom in on the photo. The isolator on the Lh side is activated by the external pull

Both are just reachable from the seat
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Post by Benc » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 pm

Cheers Chaps

Where did you locate the external pulls?



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Post by swoakes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:58 pm

Extinguisher pull is on the panel just below the windscreen on OS.

Battery isolator is on the OS wing but mounted on an inset circular panel so that the pull does not protrude.

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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:16 pm

Blue book gives location for external pulls, OS below screen (scuttle) and rear panel below window (deck panel on ss1) but cant remember nearside or offside off top of my head


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Post by swoakes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:21 pm

Ours shown below. Extinguisher pull does tend to let water into the outer cable and can seize if car is outside.
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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:17 pm

If fitting either ext or cutoff to wing, they must be recessed as Steves pic, or can be broken/setoff when brushing a barrier or even a big cone


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Post by Benc » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:58 pm

swoakes wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Ours shown below. Extinguisher pull does tend to let water into the outer cable and can seize if car is outside.
Any ideas where one could purchase one of those recessed plastic flange cup things for the wing pull handle?



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Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:07 pm

Id gues demon tweeks but havent got a catalogue to hand.
The one pictured on the Oakes car was made by Chria Eades iirc when he built the car, its machined nylon as i recall


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Post by swoakes » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:22 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Id gues demon tweeks but havent got a catalogue to hand.
The one pictured on the Oakes car was made by Chria Eades iirc when he built the car, its machined nylon as i recall
Yep not fitted by us.

I imagine you could make one easily enough from fiberglass if you can't buy one.


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Post by Jasper53 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:43 pm

We made our recessed one from grp using a small plastic Christmas pud container as the mould and left a flange on the bottom. Would post a pic but sold the Lotus last month. Looked good and more importantly passed inspection.



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Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:24 pm

The std cheapo T pull cables usually only last season, two at best before becoming sticky. I found the extinguisher canles supplied by Lifeline were much better quality, and had a plastic coated bowden cable so much less likely to corrode and seize up


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:08 pm

I took mine out at point of installation and covered the inner with grease


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