S14 - Where have you mounted external cut offs?

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  1. lozza

    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    Need to fit my electrical cut off and extinguisher pull cords, anyone got any pictures of external pull cords mounted on an s14?

    Ideally on the scuttle panel.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    from the ones ive seen they are usually on the passenger side
     
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    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    lol helpful.

    To clarify, i know its usually passenger side scuttle panel. I was hoping for some advice or pics as i dont want it hitting everything underneath.
     
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    Little gap between the wiper motor and the turret, i've cut a couple of holes in my bonnet. Always have, scuttle panel cut offs don't really work too well as there is too many bends and kinks in the cables.
     
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    just to clarify, they have to be on the left/pass side to meet regs.

    Could make a bracket off the scuttle loz?
     
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    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    Did consider that, wasn't massively keen on cutting into my bonnet but thats probably better than cutting into anything else!
    You got any pics of yours underneath the bonnet?

    Yep, has to be passenger side.
    I'm crap at doing stuff like that, dont even know where to start. Maybe i should just put them in the bonnet.
     
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    Mine are in the top of the wing. You can just about get the tails down past the inner chassis, then route then through. You need to keep the curves in the cable as shallow as possible or they will be really stiff. Also pull the cable right out and grease them up good, then keep them grease as they seise up quickly.
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    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    Ah yeah someone told me theres space to put them there but i was concerned about people catching them if they walk past it.
     
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    You'd do well to catch them and pull them up enough to set anything of. Never even considered the problem.
     
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    Having them like that will have too many curves and kinks to funtion properly. Scrutineer at round1 broke my handle off trying to test my cutoff when I had them like that.

    Lozza, Mine are actually affixed to the bonnet. My electrical cutoff is actually the electrical cut off turn key, as I had so many problems with the pull cables.

    Literally, if they have more than 2 turns in their travel to their activation point, they get stiff and fuck up. I've been through about 8 cables before going for my current setup.

    Keeping them greased helps, but the problem is that the handle is vertical. Meaning the moisture seeps down past the handle into the cable tract.
     
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    diamondsink Kyouto Drift

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    Well sam you can have a pull on mine next time i see you. I can assure you its fine. Its tested at every round and worked all season.
     
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    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    Hhmmm yeah i think i'm just going to put them in my bonnet to make it easier, got to cut it for bonnet pins anyway! Lets hope vinyl takes ok to being drilled haha
     
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    Have got some pics of a bracket we did on a 14 will send some on fb :thumbs:
     
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    Got them, that looks really good so i think im going to try and do that!

    My car is still very much a road car and often parked on the road so if i can keep them subtle then that'd be better!

    Although not sure how im going to bend the metal for the bracket :s must be nice to have a workshop lol
     
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    If you get stuck and ill make one for ya ;)
     
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