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Mark McCallister Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I'd like to mount a right-side fire pull for corner workers right here:

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Does anyone sell a bracket to facilitate this?

Thanks!

Jason Brassfield Verified Driver
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I have been looking to do the exact same thing, take a look at this http://www.carshopinc.com/product_info.php/products_id/74620/10221 I used this kit for my window net mounting, the two piece bracket is fully adjustable. Not the highest quality piece, I was dissapointed with the fit/finish, but I think it would work. There are two sizes p/n 10221 & 10222. I don't remember which is which now, just a heads up.

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I mounted my SPA second pull in the same location. You don't have to buy a special bracket or spend $41 on a clamp. Go to Home depot and buy a steel "L" bracket used for reinforcing wood corners. Drill out the hole for the pull, use the nut on the pull to hold the pull to the bracket and attach the bracket with either a steel radiator hose clamp or weld it to the cage. If you want me to I can take a photo of mine tomorrow while I am replacing my fuel pump.

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Paul McLester

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Thanks Paul, excellent idea! Photos are always good!

While we're on the topic, the only thing I'm not real keen on on the SPA system is the bracket that holds the tank down. There is no metal between the ring that you bolt to the floor and the band clamps that go around the tank. I'm sure it's strong plastic, but 15 lbs. tank X 25G's in a crash = 375 lbs. to hold down. I was thinking of cris-crossing the tank with some additional metal strap bolted to the floor. If anyone has an install they're particularly proud of, please post pics! :-)

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I was thinking about doing the same thing with my steel SPA tank. Those bands are thin/flimsy and not very tight. Let is know how you do it so that we can copy. Thanks.

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Photos of my 2nd pull
http://s573.photobucket.com/albums/ss175/gatoratty/Sp...stem/?albumview=slideshow

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Paul McLester

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For the tank you might want to look into a couple of the stainless steel bands that are featured in the new issue of SportsCar on page 18.

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why not just weld on a small piece of angle iron to the cage? Then you could have the angle you like, minimal amount of mateial and could paint to match. Of course mine isn't that sweet LOL but I like to think of stuff like this but never the nads to weld stuff to my cage. A pro welder could tho. GL with your mounting.

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AJ Goldsmith
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I was too chicken to try and weld it to the cage. I will probably do that next.

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Paul McLester

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Somewhat related question: How do you guys "test" your pulls to ensure that they will actually work when you need them to? Remove the compressed gas cartridge and then pull it? I had my ESS installed for me by a race shop and have always wondered if/when I need to pull that handle that something is really going to come out of the nozzles. I don't want to mess around with the cartridge without knowing what I'm doing and accidentally fill my car and engine bay with foam. But on the other hand, it would be nice to confirm that the pull really actuates the system.

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Greg H.
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Paul,
You might think about rounding off those sharp corners, before you weld it on, or even if you leave it the way it is.
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Will round the corners tonight! Good idea.

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Here's a pretty slick system. Billet aluminum.
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http://www.speedwaymotors.com/All-In-One-Accessory-Clamps,42491.html

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The plastic SPA mounting tray can fail in a crash. I talked to SPA salesperson at SEMA and told him of my experience, and he indicated there was no better system in the works as far as he knew. I am still looking for better mounting solution and won't put tank in car until I figure out a better mounting system.

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James Irey
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quote:
Originally posted by spdmonkey:
For the tank you might want to look into a couple of the stainless steel bands that are featured in the new issue of SportsCar on page 18.

The website listed is horrid. I couldn't find them.

I'm thinking about using some of that 1" corner metal mentioned above for my bottle straps. I'm thinking drill some holes in the floor and run some bolts through the "straps" and I've got a much more sturdy mount than that plastic tray.

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Mark McCallister Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Ok, I have solved this problem, to my satisfaction anyway.

Took Paul's idea of the hurricane strap for the pull, and got an even bigger hurricane strap which I cut to fit and wrapped. Has almost the perfect angle, and you could lift the car with it:

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More interestingly, I designed and had fabricated a bracket for the SPA tank, which I feel VERY confident about. No more plastic! You can copy the design, or the welding shop that welded this up is interested in making more if folks are interested in a group buy. PM me if you're interested.

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Nice job! Leave it to a Gator to solve the problem!

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