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Old 05-23-2014, 07:33 PM
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Default Fire extinguisher quick disconnect latch?

I'm thinking on TIG'ing up an aluminum bracket to bolt in an additional small fire extinguisher for track days. I have a "permanent" extinguisher in front of the passenger seat but I'm thinking on removing the passenger seat for track days (as it's 25# of non-productive weight) and just bolting in the additional fire extinguisher. I have aluminum material for the main bracket, and a shaped, plastic piece that the extinguisher came with (the wall mount piece). I can use both the aluminum and plastic to make the basic mount, but the over-center quick release strap is missing, so I need to come up with something sturdy, but something I can loosen up damn fast in an emergency. I need some ideas (short of going out and buying an additional extinguisher just to get the strap). What might work?

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Old 05-23-2014, 07:45 PM
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I did my first one with two stout springs and some scrap aluminum. I kinda modelled it on a destaco over center clamp. It worked in the racer for several years and was only retired for a piped in system. I've probably got it in a drawer somewhere, maybe I can get a pic.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:04 PM
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I've been looking at these on 'flea-bay"

TIG a simple bracket/shoe assembly with both male and female "fittings" add a pair of large hose clamps and a fast-pin? The aluminum ring mounts they're showing could also be hose clamps for your cage.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:49 AM
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Have you tried going to a fire extinguisher & suppression system company? I know the one in the city I work in has all kinds of equipment related to them, including mounting brackets & other stuff. They may well have something that will work for you.

Keep in mind too that your typical little 12" tall household size extinguisher has only about 5 or 6 seconds worth of powder in it. That ain't much, especially if you're excited or panicky or the fire has gotten someplace hard to reach, like back in the transmission tunnel..
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